Recently upgraded to High Sierra, Trackpad only searches for bluetooth trackpad,

And shows "No trackpad found".

My trackpad functions very well and it's not defective so it's not a hardware issue, I can see the relevant information of my trackpad in system information.

I want to edit settings for my 13" 2011 Macbook Pro internal trackpad/touchpad.

On Sierra I had:

Sierra Trackpad

Now on High Sierra I have:

HS Trackpad

System Information: (Taken from Sierra)

Sys Info High Sierra

System Information: (Taken from High Sierra)

Sys Info Sierra

My Mac:


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    If your internal trackpad doesn't show in settings it's usually a hardware or battery issue. Did you drop the laptop recently? Is the battery swollen?
    – nohillside
    Mar 8, 2018 at 18:08
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    @patrix The battery was starting to swell so I removed it from my laptop, before I installed High Sierra I was updating from Lion and trackpad settings were managable there, why can't I manage settings on High Sierra? I just want to move windows with three fingers :)
    – Shayan
    Mar 8, 2018 at 20:03
  • I really found nothing googling why am I the only on with this issue, I can see how it is unclear what I'm asking because it has never happened before but it's really clear what I'm asking, if you need info just let me know and I fill you in, please do not close my questions
    – Shayan
    Mar 8, 2018 at 20:26
  • I read Allan's answer, he said He's assuming the OP has at least 2013 mac, why is that?! is this because my macbook is old? but I can see my trackpad in system information (connected over usb) and it functions very well I just want to enable three finger option to move window
    – Shayan
    Mar 8, 2018 at 20:50
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    Removing the battery causes the "Trackpad not found" issue, and reconnecting the battery will let Trackpad preferences work; please see apple.stackexchange.com/a/331198/151636. This is not a duplicate of apple.stackexchange.com/q/235365/151636 because that asker's trackpad doesn't work, whereas this asker's trackpad does work. Jul 15, 2018 at 22:55


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