Every time I want to use my wireless mouse (Apple Magic Mouse) with my Macbook Pro, I need to plug in a USB mouse and "Connect" the mouse manually via the bluetooth menubar widget. Is there anything I can do to make this happen automatically?


If you've paired it before, clicking the mouse after turning it on should do it.

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    I hadn't tried this until just now - I think a small part of me just didn't believe it could possibly be that simple. Thanks :-) – Bobby Jack Apr 20 '16 at 20:10
  • Glad I could help! Isn't Apple great like that? – diplomaticDeveloper Apr 20 '16 at 20:11
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    Well ... it's simple, but it's not very discoverable. I guess I just expected it to work - after all, the green light on my mouse is flashing. I assumed that was a "trying to connect" signal - who would've thought it needed an extra 'kick' to get things going? Not me, obviously! – Bobby Jack Apr 20 '16 at 20:15
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    OMG. Was this simple? I was so frustrated already. Thanks a lot! – Tito Pereira Neto Nov 1 '17 at 2:08
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    as I was reading the comments, I was like 'these people are so sarcastic' but it actually worked. lolz! because when i turned it ON i just hover it around and i don't see the cursor moving, so i assumed it's not working. the solution is 'click the mouse'. very helpful! thanks! – charisse ann Oct 23 '18 at 1:06

If you are connecting/pairing for the first time, use a USB mouse/keyboard + trackpad to do the following:-

  1. Turn on your Magic Mouse
  2. Go to System Preferences from the Apple Menu
  3. Click on Mouse
  4. Your device should be able to detect the Magic Mouse
  5. Click on Connect
  6. Once you see a message "Connected", mouse is ready to use.

If you have connected/paired your mouse with your Macbook/computer before,

  1. Turn on Magic Mouse
  2. After a 2 sec pause, click and it should work.

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