Dwell timing

Some of these steps work only on Android 9.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

If you use a mouse with your Android device, you can set the cursor to take action automatically when the cursor stops moving for a certain amount of time. This feature can be helpful for users with motor impairments.

Step 1: Connect a mouse to your Android device

Attach a mouse to your Android device using Bluetooth or USB. Check your device instructions for details, such as these steps for connecting a phone or tablet.

Step 2: Turn on dwell timing

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility, then tap Dwell timing. On some devices, this setting is called Click after pointer stops moving.
  3. Turn on dwell timing.
  4. Optional: Adjust the delay before click. This setting controls the amount of time between when you stop moving the mouse and when the automatic click happens.

Step 3: Use automatic click

  1. Move the mouse to the place where you want to click.
  2. Stop moving the mouse.
  3. The click happens automatically.