The Apple Magic Mouse is designed with Macs in mind and comes bundled with most desktop Macs. However, it is compatible with a Windows Machine as well. It is sleek and smooth in look and use and is available in a white or black finish. The Magic Mouse is a perfect fit with all the other Apple products you may have.
If you have an iPad, the Magic Mouse also works pretty well, which is a surprise. On an iPad, you can use mouse gestures the same way you would on a Mac. Apple even made some gestures that only work with the iPad's Magic Mouse. So, the Magic Mouse is another win for the Apple environment.
There are left and right buttons on the same shell, and the middle part of the mouse uses the same Multi-Touch technology as trackpads. This is great for sliding up and down and changing pages to the left and right.
The Magic Mouse is very light for a wireless mouse, weighing only 99g. It's so thin that if you put it in a backpack, you probably won't even notice it's there. Even though the mouse is light, it doesn't feel flimsy. There are mice that are lighter, but not many are as well made as the Magic Mouse.
The Magic Mouse comes with a rechargeable battery. This means you don't have to take a set of AAA or AA batteries with you. Since it is a solid mouse that is well made, you don't have to think too much about putting it in a bag.
The best part is that you don't have to worry too much about battery life while taking it around because a fully charged Magic Mouse can last for several weeks. And a quick two-minute charge gives you about nine hours of use time.
The Apple Magic Mouse has a great wireless monitor that offers accurate tracking and responses.
The mouse design is versatile and works well for both right-handed and left-handed people. It connects to Macs instantly through Bluetooth, and the link is rock strong. The bottom of the mouse has low-friction feet that make it easy to move on any surface.
Even though it doesn't have a scroll wheel, the movements for scrolling work well, and some might even say that the experience is better. With all of this in mind, people use the Magic Mouse every day because it is precise and accurate.
Set up your Magic Mouse with your Mac
When Magic Mouse is turned on and paired with your Mac, it works wirelessly through Bluetooth. If the mouse came with your new Mac, it should already be paired with it, and when you turn on the device, it should link immediately. When the light under the power switch is green, it's on.
Follow these steps if the device came in its own box or if you need to set it up again.
Use one of these cables to connect your Magic Mouse to your Mac:
- USB-C to Lightning Cable
- Lightning to USB Cable
Though using the Apple Magic Mouse is simple and easy, when things go wrong, fixing things as not a straightforward as you would expect. Check the following things:
Power and Battery
Flip the mouse over and look at the on/off switch. If the switch is on, the Magic Mouse may be out of power. Even though your Mac tells you when the power is low, if it dies overnight, you might not know it. If it is an older mouse, change the batteries. If it is a newer Magic Mouse, let it charge for a few minutes.
If it still doesn't work, make sure it's connected to your Mac correctly.
If you're not using a MacBook, use a linked mouse or plug in another. Click "Bluetooth" in Apple Menu > System Preferences.
First, toggle Bluetooth. Press "Turn Bluetooth Off" and wait. Click "Turn Bluetooth On." Maybe trying to reconnect the mouse will help.
To unpair your Apple Magic Mouse, click the "x" icon on the right side or right-click and choose "Remove," then click "Remove" to confirm. Restart your Magic Mouse.
The mouse should display in Bluetooth options if everything works. Click "Connect" on your trackpad or other mouse to re-pair your Magic Mouse.
Right-Click is Not Working
In case the Apple Magic Mouse right-click does not work, then open System Preferences, select “Mouse”. Under Point & Click, enable the Secondary Click checkbox. In the dropdown menu, make sure that “Click on Right Side” is selected, assuming you are looking for standard right-click functionality.
If it still does not work, disconnect and then reconnect the Magic Mouse. Moreover, when right- clicking does not work in any way, use the Ctrl+Click action on Mac.
Left Click Not Working
And when left-click is not working on Magic Mouse, go to System Preferences, then Mouse. Here, under Point & Click, make sure that “Secondary Click” is set to “Click on right side.”
Hold down Shift+Option, then click on the Bluetooth icon in the macOS menu bar. Then select “Reset the Bluetooth Module.
In System Preferences, go to Mouse. Check the Scroll Direction checkbox here. By default, macOS uses “Scroll Direction: Natural,” which makes scrolling work similar to that of an iPhone or iPad.
Try scrolling on a webpage. If the behavior isn’t working, either check or uncheck the box until scrolling starts working.