To charge your Magic Mouse 2, plug a Lightning to USB cable into the charging port, which is on the bottom of the mouse, and plug the other end of the cable into your computer, wall charger, or another charging device.
My name is Eric, and I have been a tech enthusiast for over 40 years. It’s common for devices such as the Magic Mouse to change as technology advances. If you have an older Magic Mouse with disposable batteries, you may need some help with how to charge the Magic Mouse 2 with its rechargeable batteries.
I have given you the basic overview above, but keep reading if you would like to learn some more details about charging the Magic Mouse 2. I will discuss some of them below.
- Charging the Magic Mouse 2
- How Do I Know When It Needs to Be Charged?
- How to know if Magic Mouse is Charging or Has Been Charged?
- Magic Mouse 2 Charging Station
Charging the Magic Mouse 2
Don’t feel bad if you’re having issues figuring out how to charge your Magic Mouse 2 because you’re not alone. Since this is purely a Bluetooth device, you don’t usually attach a cable to it, so you may have questions or concerns about how it gets charged.
Unfortunately, Apple has also designed the mouse with a charging port on the bottom, so you may have yet to notice where it is. The port is on the underside, as shown in the picture below.
This is a lightning port, so you will need the supplied Lightning cable, or you can also use one from your iPhone or other Apple device. Plug the Lightning connector into the port on the bottom of the Magic Mouse 2, and plug the USB connector on the other end into any USB port with charging capability.
You can plug the USB side into a computer, a phone charger, or another USB charging port. Now all you have to do is wait for it to charge, and you will be good to go.
How Do I Know When It Needs to Be Charged?
As with any Bluetooth device you connect to your MacBook, you will see a notification when its charge gets low. Most systems are set to notify you when the charge drops below 10%. If you want to check on the current charge percentage, you can do so in your Bluetooth devices.
If your menu bar has the Bluetooth icon, you can simply click on it, and it will show you the current charge of all of your Bluetooth devices.
If you don’t see the Bluetooth Icon, you can click on the Control Center icon and Bluetooth to see the same status.
Using either of the two methods, you can see the current battery charge on your Magic Mouse 2 and then decide if you need to charge it.
How to know if Magic Mouse is Charging or Has Been Charged?
The Magic Mouse 2 does not have an indicator light that tells you it is charging or that it has been fully charged. The only way to tell is to use the same method as above to see what percentage the battery level is at.
As long as your Magic Mouse 2 is still turned on and near your computer, you can click on your Bluetooth settings and check the charge level just as you would at any other time. If you check periodically and the charge increases, you will know it is charging.
Once the level reaches 100%, you will know it is fully charged.
Magic Mouse 2 Charging Station
If you don’t like just leaving your Magic Mouse 2 upside down on your desk charging, you might want to consider a Magic Mouse 2 charging station.
That’s right! There are charging stations designed specifically for the Magic Mouse, which allow you to easily plug the mouse in using the lightning port on the bottom side, and it will hold your Mouse as it charges.
While it is not a necessity for charging your Magic Mouse 2, it can make it quite convenient and provide a safe place for your mouse to sit while charging.
Below are a few questions that are often asked when discussing how to charge the Magic Mouse 2.
Can I use the Magic Mouse 2 while it is charging?
Unfortunately, you can not. What many consider to be a very poor design by Apple, the placement of the charging port on the bottom side means that you cannot possibly use the device while it is charging.
How long does it take the Magic Mouse 2 to charge?
It takes about 2 hours to fully charge the mouse, which isn’t bad considering a fully charged Magic Mouse 2 can last for a month or more, depending on how much you use it.
Will I ever need to change the battery in my Magic Mouse 2?
In most cases, you will not need to change the battery since it is rechargeable, but as with any rechargeable battery, it will wear out eventually. At that point, you will need to decide if you want to try replacing the battery or just get a new one.
You can easily charge the Magic Mouse 2 with a Lightning cable and a USB charging port. The only difficulty you may face is the odd placement of the charging port on the bottom side of the device.
I hope the information provided above can help you to get your Magic Mouse 2 charged. Please let me know if you have any questions or feedback. I would love to hear from you.