How to Connect a Wireless Mouse with Windows 7 and Mac


Convenience and flexibility are the two most important benefits of any wireless device which you can experience in your wireless mouse also. It offers a level of convenience that can’t be reached with a wired mouse. It also provides greater freedom and smoother movement, improved response time, and accuracy.

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Here are the guidelines to set up a wireless mouse and to connect it with your Windows PC or Mac.

How to set up Wireless Mouse

1.    Plug in mouse’s receiver to your computer’s USB ports. Connect it prior to switching on the mouse. This will install the necessary drivers or software required to run the mouse.

2.    Check that the mouse comes with batteries. Flip your mouse toward the bottom and remove the battery slot tray. Insert the battery if it is not there or if there is an old battery then replace it with a new one.

(Some mouse such as Apple Magic Mouse, require charging instead of batteries).

3.    Now, turn on your mouse button. It may be on the bottom or side of the mouse.

4.    Press the “connect” button to connect your wireless mouse with your PC.

Some mouse didn’t require connecting means that you don’t need to connect or download software just ‘Plug and Play’.

5.    Now, move your mouse and check the cursor on-screen. If the cursor will move, it means your mouse is connected correctly.

How to connect Bluetooth mouse on Window 7

1.    Launch the Start menu.

2.    Go to “Devices and Printers” and click on it. If you don’t find this option, then you can search ‘Devices and printers’ into the search box.

3.    Click on ‘Add a device’ at the upper left corner of the display.

4.    Now, switch on the mouse button. It may be at the bottom or side of the mouse.

5.    Click the ‘Pairing’ switch of the mouse to attach it with the PC.

6.    Now, select the mouse’s name on the PC.

7.    Click ‘Next’ at the bottom right-hand edge of the screen and wait to finish connecting. This may take several minutes to complete.

8.    Now, move the mouse and check the cursor on-screen. If the cursor will move it means your mouse is connected correctly.

How to connect Bluetooth mouse on Mac

1.    Launch the Apple menu.

2.    Choose ‘System Preferences’ from the menu.

3.    Select ‘Bluetooth’.

4.    Click on ‘Turn Bluetooth On’ at the left-hand portion of the Bluetooth window. This will turn on the Bluetooth of your Mac.

5.    Now, switch on your mouse button. It may be on the bottom or side of the mouse.

6.    Click the ‘Pairing’ button of the mouse to connect it with the Mac and wait.

 (If you’re using Magic Mouse 2 then you need to turn on the mouse and connect it to your Mac via USB to pair).

7.    Once your mouse’s name appears on screen, this means the mouse is connected to your Mac.

8.    Now, move your mouse and check the cursor on-screen. If the cursor will move it means your mouse is connected correctly. Now, you can enjoy the amazing experience of a wireless mouse.

Robert Coleman is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Robert has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.