How Long to Charge Magic Mouse 2

The Magic Mouse takes about 2 hours to charge fully, so if you are looking to get it to full capacity, that is about how long you will be unable to use it.

My name is Eric, and I have been using computers and tech devices since the early 1980s. I love rechargeable devices such as the Magic Mouse 2, but it can be a hassle when they need to be recharged, especially if you cannot use them during that time.

If you want to hear more detail about the length of time it takes to charge this device, keep reading below. I will discuss this a little more and talk about what to do if you don’t have time to wait two hours to charge the Magic Mouse 2.

Fully Charging the Magic Mouse 2

As mentioned above, the Magic Mouse 2 takes about two hours to fully charge. This, of course, depends on the battery level before you start charging. If the level is much higher than 0%, reaching a full charge can be considerably shorter.

You can check the current level before you begin by going into your Mac’s Bluetooth settings and looking at the device. There it will show you the current charge level.

Since you cannot use the Magic Mouse 2 while charging, you might wonder what to do if you don’t have two hours to charge the mouse. What if you need to use it before that? 

No Time for a Full Charge

Two hours isn’t a super long time to get a full charge, especially when you consider that a fully charged Magic Mouse 2 will work for a month or even more, depending on your usage. But what if your battery is low and you need the device sooner than that?

Well, you don’t need a full charge to use it. If a full charge takes about 2 hours and lasts for about a month, then think about the amount of time you may get from a quick charge for just a few minutes. A two-minute charge can give you as much as 8 or 9 hours of usage.

So, while it’s nice to have a fully charged Magic Mouse 2 in a pinch, you can always charge it up for a few minutes and have enough power to at least use it for the day. Once you have used it for the day, you can put it aside for a full charge and be ready to go for the next time.

How to Charge

Charging the Magic Mouse 2 is fairly simple. The only difficulty is the location of the charging port on the bottom side of the device. You can use the supplied Lightning cable or a Lighting cable from your iPhone or other Apple device.

Plug the Lightning connector into the port on the bottom of the mouse and plug the other end into a computer, wall charger, or any other USB charging port.


Below are a few questions often asked when discussing how long to charge the Magic Mouse 2.

Why can’t I use the Magic Mouse 2 while it is charging?

Unfortunately, you cannot use the Magic Mouse 2 while charging. The placement of the charging port on the bottom of the device means that you must have it turned on its side or upside down while charging, which makes it impossible to use when the Lightning cable is plugged into it.

Will I ever need to replace the rechargeable battery?

As you probably know, the Magic Mouse 2 has a rechargeable battery, and eventually, rechargeable batteries wear out and will not hold a charge for long. Consider replacing the battery or the mouse at this point, but it will usually last for 3 to 5 years.

Is it worth it to replace the batteries?

Replacing the battery of the Magic Mouse 2 is difficult. Getting the mouse open will take some technical skills, and a new battery can be somewhat costly. It’s also possible to have a professional do it, but the cost may be close to the price of buying a new one, so in the long run, you may be better off just purchasing a new mouse.


It only takes a couple of hours to fully charge the Magic Mouse 2, but if you only need the mouse for the day, a 2 to 3-minute charge will usually provide the power you need.

I hope the above information can help you with your Magic Mouse 2. As usual, let me know if you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

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