When it comes to peripherals, a wireless Logitech mouse is usually a great investment. An alternative to the Magic mouse, there’s various options to choose from, like the MX Master 3 (one of the best mice for Mac users) or the G502 Lightspeed.
No matter the mouse you opt for, the way you connect a Logitech wireless mouse to your Mac computer stays the same. Here’s the straightforward process to pair your Logitech mouse with your MacBook.
Connecting Logitech Mouse via Bluetooth
Turn on Your Mouse – Ensure your Logitech mouse is powered on. Most models have a power switch on the bottom.
Enable Bluetooth on Your MacBook – Go to the Apple menu, select ‘System Settings’, and click on ‘Bluetooth’. Ensure Bluetooth is turned on.
Pair Your Mouse – Your MacBook will search for available Bluetooth devices. Find your Logitech mouse in the list and click ‘Connect’.
If you’re using a Bluetooth mouse, this is how you connect it to your Macbook. There are some wireless mice that may need to be connected via USB port, though this is rare and typically only with older models.
If this is you, simply plug the Logitech USB receiver into a free USB port on your MacBook. Then, power on your mouse – it should automatically connect to your Macbook via the USB receiver.
Common Issues with Logitech Mouse Connection
You should be able to connect your mouse to Mac pretty easily. If you encounter issues while connecting your Logitech Bluetooth mouse, here’s what to do.
Check Battery Life
Ensure your mouse has fresh batteries or is fully charged if it’s a rechargeable model – you may need to leave it plugged into charge for a while before being able to turn it on and connect it to your Macbook.
Sometimes, toggling Bluetooth off and on can resolve connectivity issues. You can do this by clicking on the Bluetooth icon from within your Control Center, found within the Apple menu bar.
An outdated operating system can stop your wireless mouse from being able to enter pairing mode. Ensure your MacBook is running the latest version of macOS. Outdated software can cause compatibility issues.
Re-Pair the Mouse
As well as updating the operating system you’re running, it’s also a good idea to re-pair the Logitech mouse with your Macbook. Try going into your Bluetooth settings and removing the mouse from Bluetooth devices, then pairing it again.
By following these steps, you should be able to seamlessly connect your Logitech mouse to your MacBook. Enjoy the enhanced control and efficiency that comes with using a high-quality external mouse with your MacBook.