Is your Apple Magic Mouse no longer working? Before you panic, know that this usually happens because of drained/empty batteries.
The good news is it’s easy to solve this problem. All you need to do is follow this easy guide on how to change your Mac Mouse battery.
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How To Change Mac Mouse Battery?
- New AA batteries (you can use Alkaline, Lithium, or Rechargeable batteries)
Magic Mouse 2
- Replacement Apple A1672 Battery
- Opening tool
- Adhesive remover (optional)
- Heat gun (optional)
How to Change Mac Mouse Battery?
Once you have your new batteries ready, you may go ahead and do the following:
- Click on the black tab to remove the battery compartment cover (located at the bottom of the mouse.) Detach the old batteries.
- Insert the new batteries. Ensure that the positive and negative ends are placed appropriately.
- Place the battery cover back.
Now your Apple mouse is ready to use with various iPad and Mac models.
How long these new batteries will last will depend on what batteries you’re using. Discussions show that Duracell batteries can last anywhere from 5-6 weeks if you use them 2-3 hours a day and don’t turn the mouse power off.
Rechargeable batteries, however, last longer than Duracell and similar kinds. According to the said post, they can last anywhere from 6-8 weeks.
Furthermore, the charging time is not that long either. In fact, you can get fully-juiced batteries after charging them for about 2.5 hours.
Even with the need to change batteries regularly, the Magic Mouse remains a hit amongst many Apple users. After all, it comes with a lot of unique features, such as:
The Magic Mouse only weighs 99 grams, but it’s less flimsy than most think. They’re highly durable, and they’ll last for a couple of years with the proper care.
- Ambidextrous Design
Most mouse devices are made for right-hand users. So if you’re a leftie, you’ll be glad to know that Magic Mouse’s design allows you to use it relatively quickly.
Like the Magic Trackpad, the Magic Mouse allows you to swipe left/right or zoom in/out in just a few clicks/motions. You can activate these gestures simply by clicking the Apple Menu > System Settings > Mouse.
How to Change Magic Mouse 2 Battery
It’s no secret that the Magic Mouse goes through batteries quickly. So if you’re tired of going through new batteries every so often, your best option is to use a Magic Mouse 2. It can be charged through your PC, so you get to save money and time along the way.
One of the best features of this product is that it will send you a low-battery notification – so you know it’s time to charge it. No more getting interrupted in the middle of a job!
But while the Magic Mouse 2 works well, there may come a time when you’ll need to replace its batteries. As it can be trickier than replacing the Magic Mouse’s AA batteries, you’ll need a lot of tools (as listed above.)
Once you’ve gathered these items, you may go ahead and follow these instructions:
- Don your personal protective equipment (goggles, gloves.)
- Use the wedge spudger to pry the mouse apart. For best results, apply heat first to keep the parts open.
- Remove the plastic clips around the mouse’s inner compartment.
- Detach the upper case.
- Use a Philips screwdriver to disconnect the ribbon cable.
- Apply the adhesive remover. Wait for 2-3 minutes before taking the battery out.
- Install the new battery.
- Reconnect the ribbon cable and attach the upper case.
- Re-install the plastic clips and put the remaining mouse parts back together.
How to Charge Your Magic Mouse 2
Once you’ve replaced your Magic Mouse 2 batteries, you need to charge them before using them. Here’s how to do so:
- Use a USB-C cable to connect your mouse to the PC. You may need to use an adapter depending on your computer’s version.
- Wait for the mouse to charge (about 2 hours or so.) Remember: you won’t be able to use your Magic Mouse 2 while it’s connected to your PC.
- Disconnect the cable and use the mouse as needed. This full charge should power your mouse for a month or so.
How to Check the Magic Mouse 2 Battery Life
Let’s say it’s been a month since you’ve charged your Magic Mouse 2. And since you’re using it a lot, you want to know if it’s about to run out of juice.
Well, you can easily check your device’s battery life by following this video’s tips:
- Click the Apple icon on your PC.
- Go to ‘System Preferences.’
- Click the Magic Mouse 2 icon. You should find the mouse battery level at the left bottom side of the prompt.
How to Connect Your Magic Mouse to the Computer
Do note that you don’t have to reconfigure your wireless mouse if you’ve connected them to your device beforehand. But if this is not the case, you’ll have to reconnect the mouse to your Mac Computer.
And depending on the version you have, you will need to do any of the following:
- Open your Mac device and go to the Apple menu.
- Click ‘System Settings’ > ‘Bluetooth.’
- Hover the cursor pointer towards the Magic Mouse option and click ‘Connect.’
Magic Mouse 2
Connect your Magic Mouse 2 to your Mac computer using a USB lightning cable. Depending on your device version, you may need to utilize a special adapter for this task.
You can also connect your wireless mouse to your computer via Bluetooth. You should receive a notification once the connection is established. You can detach the cable and use your mouse wirelessly once this happens.
You can change the old Magic Mouse batteries by removing the bottom cover and placing the new batteries.
As for the Magic Mouse 2, you’ll need to pry it open and disassemble some parts before you attach the new battery.
Do you need more help with replacing your Mac Mouse batteries? Just comment below, and I’ll be more than happy to assist you!