Just got a new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad in the mail.

I am running OS X El Capitan; plugged them in and everything was fine. However they are not recognized as "Magic" devices.

Can't scroll, no gestures are working.

I can't even scroll, only move cursor, click and right click. The devices are just detected as regular peripherals.

I also have the Magic Mouse 1 and Magic Trackpad 1 lying around: they work just fine. The keyboard is ok too.

Here are screenshots for the Mouse Settings on my Mac:

Mouse gestures setting in System Preference Generic mouse settings being shown

Any ideas?

In fact both the mouse and trackpad are recognized as the old Apple Mighty Mouse. This is what I see when connecting any of the devices:

Notification showing Apple Mighty Mouse connected

Things I've tried

  • Deleting ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mouse / trackpad
  • Resetting PRAM
  • Resetting SMC
  • Logging as a Guest user
  • Creating new location in Networking
  • Re-pairing both with and without cable

It always comes back as Mighty Mouse. First generation devices do work without a hitch. When both mice/trackpads are connected, preference pane shows gestures for Magic Mouse or Trackpad but only 1st gen devices work.

1 Answer 1


After fiddling with it for a while I came to the conclusion that I need a software update.

Installing OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 Beta (15C27e) fixed the issue.

Got to say force touch is pretty sweet.

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