How to Know if Your Apple Magic Mouse is Charging

If you’re an Apple user, chances are you’ve come to appreciate the intuitive functionality of the Apple Magic Mouse – it has become a staple for many Mac users.

However, how do you know if your Magic Mouse is charging? In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of checking your mouse’s charging status.

Checking the Charging Status

The Magic Mouse 2 features a built-in rechargeable battery, eliminating the need for traditional batteries.

To charge your Magic Mouse, simply connect it to your Mac or a USB power adapter using the included Lightning to USB cable.

Here’s how you can check if your Magic Mouse is charging:

  1. When you first plug in your Magic Mouse to charge, the status light on the bottom of the mouse will turn on briefly to indicate that charging has begun.
  2. To check the charging status while the mouse is connected, flip the mouse over. If the status light is on, your mouse is still charging. If the light is off, your mouse is fully charged.
  3. You can also check the charging status from your Mac. Click on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar, and you’ll see your connected devices, including your Magic Mouse. Hover over your Magic Mouse, and you’ll see the current battery percentage.
  4. If your Magic Mouse is running low on battery, you’ll see a low battery warning on your Mac’s screen. This is a good indicator that it’s time to charge your mouse.

The Magic Mouse’s long battery life and easy charging process make it a convenient and reliable choice for Mac users. By keeping an eye on the charging status and following best practices for charging, you can ensure your Magic Mouse is always there when you need it.



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