Connect Magic Mouse 2 with MacBook Air

September 22, 2021

Its support for multi-touch gestures is something that sets the Apple Magic Mouse 2 apart from the competition but it can take some time getting used to it. If you’ve recently purchased this item as a separate accessory and would like to pair it with your Mac, run through this post for a quick setup.

How to connect Magic Mouse 2 to MacBook Air?

Magic Mouse 2 works wirelessly with your Mac via Bluetooth when they're paired and turned on. To pair your Apple accessory, follow these steps.

  1. On your Mac, click the Apple menu.
  2. Choose System Preferences.
  3. Select Bluetooth.
  4. Turn On Magic Mouse 2 Bluetooth button.
  5. Under Bluetooth window on your Mac, check for the accessory.
  6. Wait until discoverable.
  7. Hit Connect button to connect the mouse.

Once the Magic Mouse 2 automatically pairs over Bluetooth, you can control the scrolling and tracking sensitivity of the Magic Mouse 2 through the Mouse system preferences.

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Is Magic Mouse 2 compatible with MacBook Air?

Yes! Apple’s Magic Mouse 2 is compatible with both, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro as both the models are equipped with Bluetooth technology, required to set up a wireless connection.

How do I connect my Magic Mouse 2 to my Mac?

System Preferences Window
System Preferences Window

On your Mac, click the Apple Menu, located in the upper-left corner of your Desktop screen. From the list of options displayed, select System Preferences.

System Preferences Bluetooth
System Preferences Bluetooth

When the System Preference screen appears, locate the Bluetooth icon and click it.

Magic Mouse How to Connect
Magic Mouse How to Connect

Switch to your Magic Mouse 2. On the rear side of the device, you’ll find a small Bluetooth button. Slide it to On position.

Magic Mouse 2 Discoverable
Magic Mouse 2 Discoverable

Allow the mouse to be discovered.

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Magic Mouse 2 Connect
Magic Mouse 2 Connect

When found, hit the Connect button, adjacent to it.

Magic Mouse 2 Connected
Magic Mouse 2 Connected

You should see a message, confirm the Magic Mouse 2 is now connected to your MacBook.

Magic Mouse not connecting?

Wireless interference can cause Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices to disconnect or perform poorly, but you fix it by unpairing – pairing again. In the Bluetooth settings, click the X next to the peripheral’s name to unpair it. Now pair it again as normal (as described above in the post).

Hope that makes sense!

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