Note: For Bluetooth pairing no additional software is required, it is fully handled by Windows.
Again: There is no need to install the Magic Utilities to pair your device.
- To use your Magic Mouse on Windows you need to connect/pair it as a Bluetooth device.
Prepare for pairing
In case you have constant issues, follow this comprehensive guide.
In order to ensure the right computer sees your Magic device for pairing, turn off Bluetooth on all other nearby computers. This includes mobile phones, laptops and desktop computers as well as Bluetooth speakers.
Magic Mouse 2 (with Lightning plug to recharge)
- Make sure your Magic Mouse 2 is charged. As new the mouse is already charged by Apple. Charging it for 5-10 minutes should be enough.
- Turn your Magic Mouse off and back on with the power toggle switch.
Magic Mouse 1 (with 2x AA batteries)
- Make sure you have two charged AA batteries inserted at the bottom of your mouse.
- Turn your Magic Mouse off and back on with the power toggle switch.and wait until the little green light above the power switch is blinking.
Pair your Magic Mouse
- On Windows right click on your Bluetooth icon in the taskbar and choose Add a Bluetooth device.
If you can't see the Bluetooth icon it might be hidden. Click on the little up arrow on the right side of the taskbar.If there is still no Bluetooth icon it might be removed from the taskbar icons. Search Windows for Bluetooth settings or Add a device or refer to your Windows Help System on how to add a device.
- Select your Magic Mouse from the devices listed, it can take a little while until the mouse appears.
- Depending on your Windows version click Pair or Next. Wait and follow the instructions.
If a code is requested while pairing enter 0000.
Make sure Windows 10 paired correctly
In Windows 10, sometimes your device is paired, but it doesn't work,
no matter if you have installed the Magic Utilities or not: Another Windows bug!
In Windows > Devices make sure your device is listed in the Mouse, keyboard & pen section. If it's listed in the Other devices section it won't work.
- Delete your device from Other devices and wait a bit.
- Disable the Bluetooth radio
- Enable the Bluetooth radio again.
- Pair your device again.
- Double-check if it's now appearing in the Mouse, keyboard & pen section.
Once the Magic Mouse is paired it should work as a generic mouse.
Moving your mose moves the cursor. Left and right clicks can be performed by clicking the left or right side of the mouse.
If you can move the mouse pointer on the screen it's time to install the Magic Utilities.
Note: If pairing doesn't work in the first place, installing the Magic Utilities does not help either.