Bluetooth Mouse Not Connecting Mac

Bluetooth Mouse Not Connecting Mac

While using a wireless Bluetooth mouse on your Mac, you would have faced some connection issues at some point, isn’t it? Well, the function of a Bluetooth connection is it does not connect beyond a certain distance. On your Mac, you will find the Bluetooth icon that indicates the connection status.

  • If the logo is dark red - the Bluetooth is on.
  • If the logo is with three dots - the Bluetooth is connected to a device.
  • If the logo shows the battery meter - the connected device is running out of charge.

So now that you have a proper idea, just by looking at the Bluetooth icon, you will know what seems to be preventing the mouse from getting connected to your Mac.

Still, if you can’t figure out a way to solve the connection issue between your Bluetooth mouse and Mac, perform the steps provided here.

Check Bluetooth settings:

  • Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth on your Mac, click the Apple logo, and select System preferences.
  • Step 2: Click the Bluetooth option and check to see if Bluetooth is turned on.
  • Step 3: Turn on the wireless mouse and keep it close to the Mac.
  • Step 4: Now, you will see the mouse on the list of Bluetooth devices.
  • Step 5: Select the mouse and click the Pair or Connect button at the right end to see if it connects to your Mac. If the mouse doesn’t get connected, then carry out the remaining steps.
  • Step 6: Restart your Mac and see if you can connect the Bluetooth mouse to it.
  • Step 7: Open the back panel of the mouse, replace the batteries, and again try to connect it to the Mac.

Reset Bluetooth:

  • Step 1:Try using the Bluetooth mouse on a different Mac to rule out the fault of the Bluetooth mouse. 
  • Step 2:If the mouse works on a different Mac, you have to reset the Bluetooth settings on your Mac.
  • Step 3:Press and hold the Shift + Option keys on the keyboard and click the Bluetooth symbol.
  • Step 4:Select Debug > Remove all devices.
  • Step 5:Click Reset the Bluetooth.
  • Step 6:Once the reset is done, restart the Mac and again perform the steps to connect the mouse to the Mac from the beginning.