How long to charge Magic mouse? From 1-2 hours use to full battery

Charging the Magic Mouse is one of the benefits of using Apple peripherals, as you don’t have a need to use batteries.

Though there’s a lot of debate about the position of Apple’s charging port – on the underside of the mouse itself – it definitely charges fast enough and holds enough charge to be one of the best on the market.

Here’s how long it takes to charge an Apple Magic mouse (from personal experience, as Apple give no definite details on this).

Charging the Magic Mouse

The Magic Mouse uses a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, a significant upgrade from the AA batteries used in earlier models.

From what I’ve found, generally it takes about two hours to charge your Magic Mouse fully. This is common consensus online, and I’ve found it to be true with my own Magic Mouse 2.

When your mouse is fully charged, it’ll last anywhere from a few weeks if you’re a frequent Mac user to as much as a few months.

One of the best things about the Magic mouse is that a quick two-minute charge can provide enough power for about two hours of usage. This means that if you’re in a rush, you can quickly get enough charge to get tasks done.

Checking the Battery Life

Monitoring the battery life of your Magic mouse can help you to determine how long you’ve got left before it runs out. You can check the battery level by clicking on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar on your Mac.


Once you’ve clicked on Bluetooth, you’ll be able to see the current battery life percentage of your Magic mouse, keyboard, Airpods and any other Bluetooth devices connected to your Macbook.


You should find that a battery life of even 5% will last you a day or two, so if you only need it for one day, charge it to this then ensure you leave it charging when you’re finished.

To get the most out of your Magic Mouse’s battery life, remember to turn off the mouse when it’s not in use, and when you’re charging it if you want it to charge faster.

In conclusion, charging your Magic Mouse is a quick and efficient process, and it can stop you from having glitches with your mouse cursor. By understanding the charging duration and implementing these simple tips, you can ensure your Magic Mouse is always ready when you need it.



Full-time writer, Apple fanboy and macOS supremacist. Currently running: 16" Macbook Pro w/ 64GB RAM & M1 Max. Already wants to upgrade to the M3 😫😭

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