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Bluetooth Mouse Not Connecting Mac

Your Bluetooth mouse may not connect to your Mac computer due to signals or other devices interferences. Proceed with the steps given below to pair the mouse with Mac or Bluetooth Mouse Not Connecting Mac solutions.

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Bluetooth Mouse Not Connecting Mac

  • Click the Apple menu and select System Preferences from the options.
  • In the System Preferences window, click the Bluetooth icon under the Internet & Wireless tab.
  • You can view your Bluetooth mouse Not Connected Mac status lighted in red. Click the “X” mark on the not connected mouse and select Remove. 
  • Turn on Bluetooth from your Mac computer and checkmark the Discoverable option in the Bluetooth window. The Discovery option allows you to change your Mac computer’s Bluetooth connectivity to open.
  • Shut down your Mac computer and unplug the power cable and all other connected cables.
  • Replug all the cables and turn on the computer after a few minutes.
  • Turn off the switch on your wireless Bluetooth mouse and turn it on after a few seconds to activate Bluetooth on the device.
  • Make sure the mouse has sufficient charge, and check for any battery defects. If needed, replace the batteries in the mouse.
  • Ensure that you don’t place any metal objects between your mouse and the Mac computer.
  • If you have any Bluetooth devices nearby, turn off Bluetooth on them as this may affect tracking due to bandwidth.
  • Other 2.4GHz band devices like cordless telephones and microwaves can interfere with the Bluetooth connectivity. Turn off such devices for a while.
  • Remove the .phist file from your Mac computer.
  • Click the Launchpad icon and double-click on the Terminal option in the list.
  • Type “sudo rm -R /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist” in the Terminal window. Then, press the Enter key.
  • Type the admin password and press Enter.
  • Restart your Mac computer and go to System Preferences. Then, select Bluetooth.
  • Now, pair your Bluetooth mouse with your Mac computer.
  • Right-click or left-click the mouse to connect to the Mac computer.
  • In the System Preferences window, open Mouse.
  • Now, select your mouse and click Pair. Then, adjust the slider by moving it according to your preference for speed.
  • The Bluetooth mouse will now get connected to your Mac computer.
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