Apple Magic Mouse

The Apple Magic Mouse supports gestures for interacting with the surface of the mouse in much the same way you interact with the trackpad of a MacBook or MacBook Pro.

Using gestures, you can scroll long lists and webpages with one finger, swipe left and right with two fingers to navigate, and use screen zoom to make onscreen images larger.

You can also select to use the right or left side of the mouse for a secondary click.

To adjust the settings of the wireless mouse:

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, and then click Mouse.

  2. Use the sliders at the top of the pane to adjust mouse tracking, scrolling, and double-click speeds.

  3. Use the checkboxes to select the gestures you want to use.

The battery level is displayed in the lower left corner of Mouse preferences.

If you have never paired your mouse with your computer, you’ll need to do that before you can use it. See the documentation that came with your mouse, or search Mac Help for setting up a wireless mouse.

Changing Apple wireless mouse batteries

When the batteries in your Apple wireless mouse need to be replaced or recharged, replace or recharge all of them at the same time with the same kind of batteries. The Apple wireless mouse uses two AA batteries. Make sure the positive ends of the batteries are pointing the correct direction.

You can use lithium, alkaline, or rechargeable AA batteries. Dispose of batteries according to local laws and regulations.

To change the batteries of an Apple wireless mouse:

    1. Turn over the mouse.

    2. Remove the battery compartment cover and insert two AA batteries. Make sure the positive and negative ends are facing the correct direction.Wireless mouse battery latch

    3. Replace the battery compartment cover.

If you’ve previously paired your mouse with your computer, you do not have to set up the mouse again after replacing the batteries. The mouse should automatically pair itself with the computer a few moments after you turn it on.

If you have never paired your mouse with your computer, you’ll need to do that before you can use it. See the documentation that came with your mouse, or search Mac Help for setting up a wireless mouse.

Setting up a wireless keyboard and mouse

You can set up an Apple wireless keyboard and mouse using Bluetooth Setup Assistant.

Make sure the batteries are properly inserted in the keyboard and mouse, and the keyboard and mouse are turned on and discoverable. See the documentation that came with the keyboard and mouse for more information.

To use Bluetooth Setup Assistant:

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, and then click Bluetooth.

  2. Click the Add (+) button beneath the list of devices.

  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your keyboard or mouse.

If you have replaced the batteries in a mouse that is paired with your computer, click the mouse to reconnect to it.

For more help using Bluetooth, click the Help button in the bottom-right corner of Bluetooth preferences.