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How To Tell if Magic Mouse Is Charging

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Magic Mouse is a rechargeable, wireless gadget with a Multi-Touch surface that conveniently helps you perform simple gestures. However, if you find it difficult to check the charging status of the Magic Mouse, the process is quite simple.   

Quick Answer

To check if the Magic Mouse is charging, connect your Mac computer to the mouse with the lightning cable. Open “System Preferences” from the Apple Menu on your Mac computer. Click “Mouse,” and you will see the Magic Mouse battery level along with the charging status. 

We took the time to write a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to tell if Magic Mouse is charging. We will also discuss several troubleshooting tips to fix the Magic Mouse if it’s not charging.

How To Tell If Magic Mouse Is Charging?

If you are wondering how to tell if the Magic Mouse is charging, our two step-by-step methods will help you figure this out without wasting your time. 

Method #1: Checking From Menu Bar

You can check your Magic Mouse charging status from the Menu bar of your Mac computer.

  1. Connect your Mac computer to Magic Mouse with the lightning cable.
  2. Click “Bluetooth” on the Menu bar.  
  3. Click on the “Magic Mouse,” and a small window will open, displaying the battery level in grey, indicating that the Magic Mouse is charging.
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The Magic Mouse is fully charged in 2 hours, while the average life of the batteries is six months depending on how you use them. After this, the batteries need to be replaced.

Method #2: Checking From System Preferences

By following these steps, you can also check if your Magic Mouse is charging under Mac’s System Preferences. 

  1. Like in the first method, connect your Mac computer to Magic Mouse with the lightning cable.
  2. Open “System Preferences” from the Apple menu on your Mac computer.
  3. Click on “Mouse,” and a new window will open.

At the bottom of the window, you will see the Mouse Battery Level along with the charging indication.

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A Magic Mouse charges fast because of the small-sized Lithium-ion batteries installed on them. If you charge the mouse for 10 minutes, it will last the whole day. A fully charged Magic Mouse can last for a month.

Charging Magic Mouse

If you want to charge your Magic Mouse, follow the steps below:

  1. Connect one end of the lightning cable to the charging port at the back of the Magic Mouse. 
  2. Connect the other end of the lightning cable to your Mac computer.
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  3. Charging starts, and the battery level is displayed on your Mac under Bluetooth and System Preferences menus mentioned above.

You can also charge your Magic Mouse faster from a primary power outlet.

Fixing the Magic Mouse 

Now that you know how to charge and check the charging status of the Magic Mouse, it is time to explore a few quick solutions if the mouse fails to charge.

Checking the Cable

Check if the charging cable is inserted correctly in the charging port at the bottom of Magic Mouse. If you insert it too gently, the Magic Mouse will not connect, and you may face charging issues. 

Clearing the Lint

If the Magic Mouse is not charging, lint may have accumulated in the charging port due to unfavorable conditions like dirt or excessive usage. Resultantly, the charging cable will not fit into the Magic Mouse port. To fix this issue, use any pointed object like a toothpick to gently clean the inside of the port.

Changing Power Source

Maybe, the Magic Mouse is not charging due to the faulty charging port of your Mac computer. Change the USB port and connect the Magic Mouse again. If it is still not charging, reboot the computer to get rid of any glitches in the software that are interfering with the Magic Mouse charging. 

Replacing the Cable or Battery

Your Magic Mouse charging cable might be faulty. To further troubleshoot the issue, use your iPhone or iPad charging cable. If the mouse starts to charge again, replace the Magic Mouse cable with a compatible one. 


If none of the abovementioned methods helps you fix this issue, the batteries are either short-circuited or damaged. To fix this issue, take the Magic Mouse to an Apple authorized repair specialist and get the batteries replaced.


In this article about how to tell if Magic Mouse is charging, we mentioned two simple methods to check the battery level and charging status. We have also discussed effective troubleshooting tips for fixing the Magic Mouse charging issues.

We hope you can now easily connect the Magic Mouse with the MacBook for charging and carrying on with your everyday tasks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I charge a Magic Mouse with a phone charger?

You can charge Magic Mouse with the official iPhone or iPad lightning cable. Most iPhones have USB-C chargers compatible with the Magic Mouse charging port. 

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