How to fix magic mouse not tracking and scrolling

If your Apple Magic Mouse doesn’t seem to be tracking or Scrolling, then hopefully this article will guide you on how to fix the Apple mouse not working.

All of a sudden your Magic Mouse stops working or it has got a tracking problem that can distract from your work which can dip your productivity, so check the fixes for it so that you don’t have to face such issues in the future.

There have been complaints about the Magic Mouse being slow or fast and then feeling like a jerky mouse pointer which irritates more than usual. There are also other problems like the Magic mouse not scrolling, or the magic mouse not tracking or stops working completely. So this article is going to guide you on how to fix magic mouse not tracking and scrolling.

Apple Magic Mouse

How to fix magic mouse not tracking using Troubleshooting

If you follow these steps then there is a chance that you can get your Magic mouse fixed.

  • Restart your Mac. Go to the Apple Manu and Restart.
  • Make sure that your Mac has the latest version of macOS. Go to System Preferences > Software Update to check.
  • Turn off your Magic Mouse and then turn it on. Your mouse has a switch on the bottom of it.
  • Switch on, turn off Bluetooth and then turn it on. You can click the Bluetooth status icon in the Control Center or menu bar. Turn it off, wait one minute and then turn it on.
  • Connect your mouse to your Mac using the Lightning cable. Keep it connected for one minute. And then disconnect. Also, it is a good idea to check your mouse’s battery level. Make sure that the battery is charged. You can check it by clicking the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar.
  • Go to System Preferences and Mouse and review your Magic Mouse settings.
  • Restart your Mac in Safe Mode. Then test your problem in Safe Mode. Leave Safe Mode (by simply restarting your Mac) and test to see if your mouse is working.

How to fix magic mouse not working and green light is blinking

Do check your batteries if you have them in your Magic Mouse and try to connect them to your device if the green light is on but isn’t connecting to your device that means there is a problem with Bluetooth connections then reconnect it to resolve the problem.

This requires you to navigate System Preferences, which means you need to have a mouse connected to your Mac. There is an option called Mouse Keys in System Preferences that enables you to use the keyboard to control the cursor, there is a keyboard shortcut, but it is turned off by default which you would need to turn on.

So dig out an old mouse with a USB connection and connect it to your Mac. Follow these steps to reset the connection:

  • Open System Preferences.
  • Click Bluetooth.
  • Control-click the Mouse in the Devices window and choose Remove.
  • Click Remove.
  • Click the Show All Preferences icon (Command-L).
  • Click Mouse > Set Up Bluetooth Mouse.
  • Make sure your mouse is turned on.
  • Tap the surface of the Mouse to wake it up.
  • Click Continue.

Your Apple mouse should now be working again and will be ready to pair with your device.

How to fix magic mouse not scrolling

There can be many reasons which could lead to Magic Mouse not scrolling. The common causes include a faulty or depleted battery, poor connection with Mac, and wrong Mac Mouse settings. Besides, macOS bugs or incompatibility could also lead to this problem. You can try the other fixes that we mentioned above and also what you have to do is reboot your Mac or factory reset your magic mouse. The last resort is updating your Mac OS. If none of the suggestions work, I think then it’s time to take your magic mouse to Apple Care.

So this was all about how to fix the Apple mouse not tracking or scrolling. If you feel we missed out on anything let us know in the comments below.

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