A wireless mouse always feels much better than a wired one because it’s most likely has features and an ergonomic design and there is no messy cord on the desk. It’s a perfect companion for your Mac, and it also gives you the comfort of using it in any position, which you find the most comfortable. But what if your Magic Mouse stopped working or is laggy or slow? A malfunctioning mouse can be a real disaster for any Mac user, especially if you work at the computer a lot. Let’s see Apple mouse not working? X tips to fix it.
When you use an Apple mouse, you may encounter a variety of problems, including connection issues and tracking issues. Luckily, you can fix most of these mouse issues by following a few troubleshooting methods. Keep reading to find out how you can do it.
H2: Check Batteries
Although it’s the most obvious thing you can do, we give you this simple tip first. If you own an original Magic Mouse, check if the batteries are inserted correctly. Chances are the batteries have lost contact with the battery terminals, and you’ll need to reseat them.
Besides, it’s quite possible that the mouse is running out of battery and can’t establish a good connection. And even if it connects, you can experience unpredictable cursor behavior. If it’s the cause of the problem, you need to replace the batteries. Then, you have to move the power switch to the “On” position. If the batteries are working properly, you’ll see a green light at the bottom.
And what if you own a Magic Mouse 2? It has a built-in battery, and you’ll have to recharge it for at least 20 minutes before you make an attempt to reconnect again.
H2: Check Bluetooth Connection
Sometimes the problem can arise because Bluetooth is turned off accidentally on your machine. That’s why you should make sure that it is turned on. Here is what you should do: choose the Apple menu, then click on System Preferences, and choose Bluetooth. Finally, select Turn Bluetooth On on the control panel if it is off. Your mouse will be set again. Wait several seconds, and try to use your mouse again.
H2: Unpair Your Wireless Mouse
What if your mouse is paired with something else? If it’s so, you won’t be able to see your Apple mouse in the list of Bluetooth devices. Check out to make sure that your Apple mouse isn’t already connected to a different computer in the near vicinity. It might grab it before your Mac has a chance.
If everything is OK, but your mouse won’t work, try to unpair it from the macOS system and then try to pair them once more. Follow these easy steps:
- Launch the Apple menu and go to System Preferences.
- Choose Bluetooth and in its settings, press the X next to the name of your mouse
- Next, click on Remove to confirm. These actions will unpair the mouse.
- After that, turn your Bluetooth mouse off, and wait several seconds. Turn it back on.
- Click on the Connect button to pair your Magic mouse with your machine again.
H2: Make Sure There Are No Interfering Apps
Try to remember when exactly the problems with the mouse started. You might have downloaded some new apps that can corrupt the settings of your computer’s Bluetooth. If that’s the reason, the only thing you can do is to remove those apps. You can do it by opening the Finder window and clicking on Applications. When you see the list of apps, locate the application you want to uninstall and press Command plus Delete. Finally, you’ll need to empty the Trash bin. After you finish, try to test your mouse again.