Find remaining battery percentage of Apple Magic Mouse 2

September 23, 2021

The outer body of Magic Mouse 2 bears the same arched, white and glossy polycarbonate appearance as seen in its predecessor – Apple Magic Mouse. However, its innards are not the same. For example, when you flip the mouse over, you'll find two major changes. First, there's no battery-access cover. Second, there's a Lightning port on the base. Also, the new iteration replaces AA batteries and a compartment to insert the batteries. Apart from these, if you find it tricky to check the Magic Mouse 2 battery percentage, use this guide for your help.

How to find Magic Mouse 2 remaining battery percentage?

Apple’s Magic Mouse 2 has a built-in Lithium-ion battery. So, it’s designed to last long. It’s also easy to check battery status and charge it when needed. Charging the battery for just 2 can help the mouse last up to a 9-hour workday. Here’s how you can check the remaining battery percentage in magic mouse 2.

  1. Go to Apple menu.
  2. Choose System Preferences.
  3. Select Bluetooth.
  4. Check Show Bluetooth in Menu bar box.
  5. Click on the Bluetooth icon towards the right of the macOS Menu Bar.
  6. Hover the mouse pointer over the Magic Mouse entry.
  7. Check the current battery charge level.

The place where the latch for the battery cover was found earlier, now has a Lightning port to recharge the battery.

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How do I check the battery life on my Magic Mouse 2?

You can check the magic Mouse 2 remaining battery percentage remaining via the Bluetooth icon located on the far right of the Menu bar. However, if the Bluetooth icon is not visible, you’ll need to add it first.

Click the Apple Menu on the Menu bar and select System Preferences from the list of options displayed.

Next, when the System Preference screen is displayed, locate the Bluetooth icon. Click to open Bluetooth settings.

Show Bluetooth in Menu Bar
Show Bluetooth in Menu Bar

At the bottom of the Bluetooth window, you’ll find Show Bluetooth in the menu bar option. Make sure, the box next to it is checked.

Battery Percentage
Battery Percentage

When done, the Bluetooth icon will be visible on the Menu Bar, instantly. If you have your Magic Mouse 2 connected to your Mac, click it and hover the mouse pointer over the entry corresponding to the Magic Mouse, and find the current battery charge level.

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Mouse Battery Percentage
Mouse Battery Percentage

Alternatively, go to System Preferences, choose Mouse, and look for the current battery charge level at the bottom of the window.

Control Center on Menu Bar
Control Center on Menu Bar

Also, it's possible to check mouse battery level via Control Center on Mac. Simply hover the mouse cursor over Control Center on Apple Menu Bar and look for Bluetooth entry.

Battery level
Battery level

When found, click it to reveal the battery status or check the remaining percentage.

How long does Magic Mouse 2 battery last?

The makers of the Magic Mouse 2 claim, if you leave it plugged in overnight, it will last a whole month. Moreover, charging the battery for just 2 will let you use the mouse for up to a 9-hour workday.

Does Magic Mouse 2 have batteries?

Magic Mouse 2 Charging
Magic Mouse 2 Charging

The Magic Mouse 2 has a single built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It replaces the AA batteries and so, no longer needs a removable battery cover. You’ll find a Lightning port in place of the battery compartment latch to charge the battery.

Can I use Magic Mouse 2 while charging?

It’s advisable to not use  Magic Mouse 2 while charging since the Lightning port is at the bottom of the Magic Mouse 2 and you have turned over the mouse to recharge it. This renders your mouse unusable for a while.

Hope that makes sense!

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