Wireless Mouse For Mac Os X

Update your software and check your version of macOS

If the Mouse System Preferences pane is open and no wired or wireless mouse is connected, your Mac will immediately start looking for a wireless mouse (with Mac OS X v10.6. For Mac OS X v10.5, the Setup Assistant should open). Keyboard or mouse intermittently stops responding. Click the mouse. Click the mouse once to reconnect it with your Mac. Your device isn't recognized by your Mac. Follow these steps if your mouse, keyboard, or trackpad. Bluetooth Mouse Two-Mode Slim Rechargeable Wireless Mouse(Bluetooth 5.0+2.4G Receiver),1600DPI Portable Mouse for MacBook,Laptops Windows 8,Windows10,Mac OS X 10.10,iPad OS 13 or Later 4.5 out of 5 stars 202. Download Remote Mouse for macOS 10.9 or later and enjoy it on your Mac. ‎Remote Mouse™ turns your iPhone or iPad into a set of wireless user-friendly remote control for your computer. It not only simulates the function of wireless mouse, keyboard and touchpad, but also provides a variety of specialty control panels, such as Media Remote.

First, use Software Update to check for any new software your computer may need. After those updates are complete, check which version of macOS your computer has by choosing About This Mac from the Apple () menu.

Identify your device and its requirements

Learn about device names, descriptions, and minimum software requirements.

Apple wireless mice


Magic Mouse 2

  • Lightning connector, built-in battery
  • Requires OS X 10.11 or later

Apple Magic Mouse

  • Removable battery door, uses two AA batteries
  • Requires OS X 10.5.6 plus Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0, or Mac OS X 10.6.2 or later

Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse

  • Multiple buttons, scroll ball
  • Requires OS X 10.4.8 or later

Apple Wireless Mouse

  • Single button
  • Requires OS X 10.2.6 or later

Apple wireless keyboards

Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

  • Numeric keypad
  • Lightning connector, built-in battery
  • Requires macOS 10.12.4 or later

Magic Keyboard

  • Lightning connector, built-in battery
  • Requires OS X 10.11 or later

Apple Wireless Keyboard 2011

  • Uses two AA batteries
  • Exposé and Launchpad function keys:
  • Requires OS X 10.5.8 plus Aluminum Keyboard Update 2.0, or OS X 10.6.2 or later

Apple Wireless Keyboard 2009

  • Uses two AA batteries
  • Exposé and Dashboard function keys:
  • Requires OS X 10.5.8 plus Aluminum Keyboard Update 2.0, or OS X 10.6.2 or later

Wireless Mouse For Mac Os X 10.11

Apple Wireless Keyboard 2007

  • No number pad, uses three AA batteries
  • Requires OS X 10.4.8 or later

Apple Wireless Keyboard 2003

  • White case, number pad, uses four AA batteries
  • Requires OS X 10.2.6 or later

Apple wireless trackpads


Magic Trackpad 2

  • Lightning connector, built-in battery
  • Requires OS X 10.11 or later

Magic Trackpad

  • Aluminum case, uses two AA batteries
  • Requires OS X 10.6.5 or later

Find your device's serial number

Learn how find the serial number of your wireless device.

Apple wireless mice

Wireless

Magic Mouse 2

The serial number of your Magic Mouse 2 is on the bottom surface of the device, along with other markings. It's a string of 17 letters and numbers.

Earlier wireless mice

You can find the serial number of earlier Apple wireless mouse models inside the device's battery bay:

Apple wireless keyboards

Magic Keyboard and Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

The serial number of your Magic Keyboard is on the bottom surface of the device, along with other markings. It's a string of 17 letters and numbers.

Earlier wireless keyboards

Wireless Mouse For Mac Os X

You can find the serial number of earlier Apple wireless keyboard models on the underside of the device, near the power button:

Wireless Mouse For Mac Air

Apple wireless trackpads

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Magic Trackpad 2

The serial number of your Magic Trackpad 2 is on the bottom surface of the device, along with other markings. It's a string of 17 letters and numbers.

Earlier wireless trackpads

Wireless Mouse For Mac Pro

You can find the serial number of earlier Apple wireless trackpad models on the underside of the device:

Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000 Mac Os X

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Wireless Mouse For Mac Os X El Capitan

Most 3rd party mice should work. But be aware that some models do not use Bluetooth, but provide a USB dongle that takes up one of your USB ports. I've used a Logitech 9-button mouse with my iMac and a dongle (since replace with a Magic Trackpad).


NOTE: I found that the newest Apple Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 need to first be plugged into the Mac via a USB Lightening cable before the Mac will recognize and pair to the mouse or trackpad. Once it is paired, you can disconnect the USB Lightening cable and it works fine. I have a Magic Trackpad 2 working via bluetooth with my Late 2009 iMac.


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What you don't get are some features that required extra software, not present in an older OS version.


So of you still have your mouse, you should give that a try. If you have already returned it, then of course look at other choices for mice.


Finally, as I said, I replaced my iMac's mouse with a Magic Trackpad, when the first came out, and I have not looked back. I far prefer the Magic Trackpad over the mouse. And when I added BetterTouchTool to my Mac, it allowed me to customize my gestures far beyond what Apple offered. I've since upgraded to the Magic Trackpad 2, which I use via bluetooth, but it can be operated via a USB Lightening cable too. And since the trackpad does not need to move around, having a cable attached while it is charging is not a problem.

May 23, 2017 5:44 AM