Change Switch Control General preferences for accessibility on Mac
On your Mac, use the General pane of Accessibility Switch Control preferences to enable Switch Control and open the Panel Editor. Learn how to use Switch Control.
To change these preferences, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Accessibility , click Switch Control, then click General.
Enable Switch Control
Turn on Switch Control to display the Switch Control Home Panel.
To turn Switch Control off, deselect the checkbox or close the Switch Control Home Panel. If the Close button isn’t shown in the upper-left corner of the Home Panel, move the pointer to the corner so the button appears.
Choose a light or dark appearance for Switch Control panels.
This setting is independent of whether you use a light or dark appearance on your Mac.
Hide panel after inactivity
Hide the Switch Control panel after the specified period of inactivity, up to 60 seconds. To show the panel again, press any switch.
This option is useful when you don’t need the panel for awhile, as when watching a movie.
Allow platform switching to control your computer
Use another Apple device—such as an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV—that’s already set up to work with your switches to control your Mac, so you don’t have to also set up your Mac with the switches.
Your Mac and other devices must be on the same Wi-Fi network, and you must be signed in with the same Apple ID on all the devices.
Create panels to add to Custom in the Switch Control Home Panel, or to share with others.