Apple Mouse Not Working, Try These Fixes

Apple Mouse Not Working Try These Fixes

It’s well-known that the Apple mouse has powerful functions. However, it could be a real pain if your Magic Mouse suddenly stops working on your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini, or so. Don’t worry, our post has listed some common Apple mouse problems you may face and gives the solutions accordingly. 

In this article, all the problems listed below can be solved.  

  • Your Apple mouse not turning on 
  • Your Mac mouse not connecting to macOS 
  • Your Apple Mouse right click not working 
  • Your Magic Mouse left click not working 
  • Your Mac mouse not scrolling properly 
  • Your Magic Mouse not tracking properly 
  • Your Apple mouse isn’t recognized by macOS 

How To Fix Your Apple Mouse That Won’t Turn On? 

When your Apple mouse won’t turn on, chances are that it has no power. Thankfully, it’s not a big issue, the below methods should be useful. 

  1. The original Magic Mouse (Apple Magic Mouse 1) has removable batteries. Try to replace the old batteries with the fresh batteries and to see if the mouse can be turned on normally now.  
  2. The Magic Mouse 2 has a built-in battery. Make sure you charge it for at least 15 minutes before trying to turn it on. 
  3. Check if your mouse’s battery compartment has dirt, dust, liquids, and other substances. Try to clean them up if it has any. 

Apple Wireless Mouse Won’t Connect, How To Fix It? 

Normally, when Apple Magic Mouse is paired with your Mac, it should connect to macOS automatically. Occasionally, that doesn’t happen, because there’s a software or Bluetooth issue. If your Mac mouse doesn’t connect, try one of these methods to get your Apple mouse back to work. 

  1. Switch your Apple Magic Mouse off and wait a few seconds and turn it back on. Try to connect it again. 
  2. Go to the Apple menu > System Preferences > Bluetooth, and click the Turn Bluetooth Off/On button. Now reconnect your mouse. 
  3. Still in the Bluetooth settings, click the X button next to the name of your Mac mouse. This will unpair your mouse from macOS. Now pair it again as normal. 
  4. Check if your Apple wireless mouse is already connected to a different computer automatically. 
  5. Sometimes, your Mac’s Wi-Fi can interfere with Bluetooth connections. If your Mac mouse keeps disconnecting, try turning off Wi-Fi before connecting your Mac mouse. 

Fix Your Apple Mouse Right Click Not Working 

Another common issue with the Apple Magic Mouse is that right click on Mac isn’t working. Fortunately, it’s easy to be fixed. 

Click on the Apple logo from the top left corner of your Mac, then select System Preferences. In the preferences window, select Mouse. Under Point & Click, tick the Secondary Click checkbox. Then you should select the dropdown menu and tick that Click on Right Side option. 

Fix Your Apple Mouse Left Click Not Working 

Right-click or secondary click not working with your Apple Mouse may be frustrating. But if left-click or primary click isn’t working, it could be a disaster since you’ll feel very difficult to use your computer as normal. 

Don’t worry if you are facing this problem. If the left click with your Mac mouse is acting like a right click, you may have accidentally selected the left click as your secondary click in your mouse settings. 

Go to the Apple icon from the upper-left corner > choose System Preferences > click on Mouse. Here, under Point & Click, make sure that Secondary click is set to Click on right side so that the left click should be set as your primary click automatically. 

Magic Mouse Not Scrolling Properly, What To Do? 

Sometimes, you may find your Magic Mouse is working but you can’t scroll through a document or a website properly on your Mac. In this case, use one of the below solutions to fix the Apple mouse not scrolling properly: 

  1. Dirt and other substances sticking on the Mac mouse may hinder the touch detection of the mouse. Wiping those substances down may help fix the scrolling issue. 
  2. Click on the Apple logo on your Mac, go to System Preferences > Mouse, and adjust the scrolling speed of your mouse with the Scrolling speed slider. 
  3. In the Mouse preferences window, switch on Natural scrolling, which will reverse the direction of scrolling in documents and browser windows. 

How To Fix The Apple Mouse’s Tracking Not Working Correctly? 

The speed and accuracy of your cursor actually depends on the Mouse tracking. If your Mac mouse tracking is not working or it’s too fast, too slow, or doesn’t behave as you want it, these solutions could help. 

  1. Check the sensor of your Apple wireless mouse. If there’s any dirt or fluff in there, clean it out. 
  2. Go to the mouse setting by following Apple menu > System Preferences. Move the slider somewhere between Slow and Fast to adjust the tracking speed to an appropriate speed in macOS.  
  3. Some third-party software can affect the performance of your Mac mouse. Check if there are apps that may control mouse settings on your Mac. 

What If Your Mac Mouse Can’t Be Recognized By macOS? 

When your Magic Mouse does not show up in the Bluetooth settings of macOS and you can’t use your mouse, it means your Mac mouse may not be recognized by macOS. You can reset the Bluetooth connection to fix this issue. 

  1. Click the Bluetooth icon on the top right corner of your Mac. 
  2. Hold down the Shift + Option keys, then click the Bluetooth icon again. 
  3. Select Debug, then Remove all devices. 
  4. Then, go to the Debug option again, but this time choose Reset the Bluetooth module. 

Now try pairing your Apple mouse with macOS again and check if your Apple mouse is working. 

Why Is Your Apple Mouse Not Working? 

Through the above-mentioned solutions, it’s not hard to figure out the reasons why your Apple mouse not functioning. Namely, they are: 

  • Battery insufficiency of the mouse. 
  • Poor connections between mouse and your Mac. 
  • Incorrect mouse settings. 
  • Software conflicts. 

Final Thoughts 

If you’ve tried every solution mentioned in this post and your Magic Mouse still isn’t working, maybe it’s time to change a new mouse for your Mac or MacBook. You should be aware that a Magic Mouse will start to wear after about 100,000 clicks though it is well constructed by Apple. But if you have only used your Mac mouse for a short time but it’s not functioning well, contact Apple Support to help you.