I bring my MacBook Pro back and forth between home and work. I have a Magic Mouse in both places. I guess because they are both the same model, I have to re-pair the mouse with the computer every time I go back and forth. They have very similar names so I'd like to rename them something like "Work mouse" and "House mouse". So far I haven't found a way. Is it possible?


You can do so in System Preferences. Open the Bluetooth panel, select your Magic Mouse and click the cog wheel at the bottom to select "Rename" from the context menu.

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  • Thanks. Because of your answer I also discovered the "Add to Favorites" option. Hopefully that will make it so that I don't have to manually re-pair my mice each time I get to work or get home. – SSteve May 22 '13 at 18:18
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    After the Sierra update, this no longer works. See the other answer for the new solution (right click etc) – Joshua Dance Dec 8 '16 at 17:56

With the new update, you may not find the cog wheel, so instead you can go into bluetooth settings and right-click (click with two fingers) the device you wish to rename.


It should come up with a context menu.


Select Rename, which will open a window where you can rename your mouse to anything you like.


  • This is the new correct answer. – Joshua Dance Dec 8 '16 at 17:56
  • on Sierra I had to hold "Control" to show the menu, 2 finger click didn't work – Alvin Dec 14 '17 at 23:46
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    on Sierra - same as Alvin. – Kevin Buchs Jan 12 '18 at 15:10

I was having the same issue and noticed that the context menu was different when rename would fail:

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I was able to get the full menu (with "Disconnect") and successfully rename the device by not using it while attempting to rename (I was using CTRL-Command to bring up the context menu).


For macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65), to rename, go to System Preference → Bluetooth → Control + click to open rename option.(for other macs use a double click on the object you want to rename then click rename, for others, use this technique: click on the item click the log, then rename.

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