How to Fix Magic Mouse Disconnect Problems on Mac?

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Issue: How to Fix Magic Mouse Disconnect Problems on Mac?

My Magic Mouse disconnects for no reason at random times. It usually takes a lot of time to reconnect it, and I am not entirely sure what “fixes” it. It just seems that it disconnects and reconnects again by itself. How can I fix this issue? I am using Magic Mouse. I’ve tried turning it off and on, but it doesn’t help to solve the issue.

Solved Answer

Both versions of Magic Mouse are very similar. In fact, you will be able to see the difference only after flipping them over. The first version has removable batteries while the new version has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Users report that there is a problem with the battery compartment in the first generation mouse model. There is a solution to the problem, as well as to usual Bluetooth connectivity problems that are usually connected to the second mouse model.

Issue: Magic Mouse Disconnecting Repeatedly

The provided solutions will help you to fix Magic Mouse connectivity problems when bumped, also unexpected disconnect issues and generally every other issue that prevents you from using your mouse with your Mac.

How to Fix Magic Mouse Disconnect Problems on Mac?

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Method 1. A quick fix for the first generation Magic Mouse Connectivity problem

This is a quick and easy method to fix Magic Mouse Connectivity issue which typically occurs when Magic Mouse is bumped to keyboard or another item. The mouse’s batteries can move because of the poor battery compartment design which seems to be not tight enough to keep the batteries in. Therefore, the batteries can jitter when the mouse gets bumped. To fix this, you will need some aluminum foil and, likely, some paper. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Flip your mouse over and remove the batteries.
  2. Get the aluminum foil and cut a small piece of it (ideally, square-shaped) and about half an inch in size. You should have enough of foil to cover the negative terminal of the battery.
  3. Wrap the aluminum foil around the negative terminal and then re-insert the batteries.
  4. Cover the batteries and see if the mouse ever disconnects automatically again.
  5. In case it does, try another trick. Get a piece of paper and cut a small rectangle-shaped piece of it. There are two variants how you can tuck the paper. You can either cover the batteries and tuck the sides of the paper around both batters, or you can fold the rectangle in the middle and insert it between the batteries.Fix Magic Mouse Connectivity Issue Caused by Batteries
  6. Check which option works best. After applying these fixes, you shouldn’t encounter any more Magic Mouse connectivity problems again.

Method 2. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on

If your Magic Mouse suddenly stopped working, check whether it is still on and also check whether Bluetooth is enabled on your computer.

  1. Flip the mouse and make sure that you see green color next to mouse’s power switch.
  2. Now, use a wired mouse to use your Mac and click on the Bluetooth icon in the upper menu toolbar.
  3. Select Turn Bluetooth On in case it is Off.

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Method 3. Pair your mouse with Mac

Sometimes the devices experience problems recognizing each other, so you can fix this using a wired mouse. Connect the optional mouse to the computer and perform these steps to pair your Mac with your Magic Mouse.

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Here, go to the Mouse section. Click Set Up Bluetooth Mouse… and wait until the computer detects your Magic Mouse.
  3. Select the mouse and click Connect.

Method 4. Try automatic software to resolve the issue

Sometimes, it can be hard to identify the problem manually. Therefore, you can use one of Mac maintenance programs that help to identify issues with the operating system and devices connected to the computer. We recommend using MacCleanse or MacKeeper software.

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