How to Check Your Magic Mouse's Battery Life

  Matt Cone       January 13, 2021      Tutorials Mac


Apple’s Magic Mouse is probably the best wireless Bluetooth mouse available. But as with all wireless devices, the batteries will need to be recharged or replaced eventually. That’s why it’s a good idea to check your Magic Mouse’s battery life before you leave home or deliver a presentation.

Fortunately, there’s a quick way to check your mouse’s remaining battery life. Here’s how to do it:

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.

  2. Click Mouse. The window shown below appears.

    Mac Magic Mouse settings

  3. Check the Mouse Battery Level in the lower-left corner. This is the percentage of battery life left in your Magic Mouse’s batteries.

You can also check the Apple mouse battery level from the Bluetooth menu in the menu bar, as shown below.

Mac Magic Mouse battery level

Those methods work well, as long as you remember to check System Preferences or the Bluetooth menu. For those of us who are more forgetful, macOS displays helpful notifications when the batteries have 10% or less battery life remaining.

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