How to Charge Magic Mouse

Nicholas Russell
By Nicholas Russell 11 Min Read
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Alright, let’s dive into how to give your Magic Mouse 2 the power it needs! You’ll need a Lightning to USB cable for this. Just find the charging port under the mouse and plug one end of the cable there. Then, connect the other end to your computer, a wall charger, or any other charging device you have. Simple, right?

Hey, I’m Nicholas! 👋 I’ve been super into tech stuff for over 40 years (yep, that’s a long time!). Technology is always changing and getting cooler, like with the Magic Mouse. Maybe you’ve got an older Magic Mouse that used those regular batteries you have to throw away. But now, we’ve got the Magic Mouse 2, which has batteries you can recharge again and again. Pretty neat, huh?

I’ve just given you a quick rundown on how to charge your mouse. But wait, there’s more! If you’re curious about all the neat details about keeping your Magic Mouse 2 charged and ready to go, keep reading. I’m going to share some more cool tips and tricks below. 🌟

Charging the Magic Mouse 2

Hey, don’t worry if you’re scratching your head trying to figure out how to charge your Magic Mouse 2. It’s a common puzzle because, hey, it’s a Bluetooth device, and you don’t usually see cables hanging from it, right? So it’s totally normal to wonder how this little gadget gets its juice.

Apple, in their usual style, made the Magic Mouse 2 a bit unique. They put the charging port on the bottom of the mouse. Yeah, you heard that right – the bottom! So it’s no surprise if you haven’t spotted it yet. Imagine you’re on a treasure hunt, and the treasure is the charging port under your mouse!

To get your mouse charged up, you’ll need a Lightning cable. You might already have one with your iPhone or other Apple gadgets. Here’s what you do: Take that Lightning cable and plug it into the port on the bottom of your mouse. Then, find the USB end of the cable and plug it into any USB port that can charge stuff – like your computer, a phone charger, or any other USB charging spot.

Once everything’s plugged in, all you’ve got to do is wait a bit for it to charge. Then, voilà! Your Magic Mouse 2 is all set and ready to help you conquer the digital world.

How Do I Know When It Needs to Be Charged?

Wondering when it’s time to charge your Magic Mouse 2? Don’t sweat it! Your MacBook is pretty smart and will let you know. Usually, you’ll get a notification when the charge gets low, typically around 10%. So, if you see that pop up, it’s a heads-up that your mouse is asking for a little power boost.

How to Check the Battery Level Yourself

But hey, maybe you’re the type who likes to keep an eye on things yourself. No problem! You can easily check the battery level of your Magic Mouse 2. Here’s how:

  1. Look for the Bluetooth Icon: If you’ve got the Bluetooth icon on your menu bar, just give it a click. It’ll show you the battery levels for all your connected Bluetooth devices, including your Magic Mouse 2.
  2. No Bluetooth Icon? Use the Control Center: If the Bluetooth icon isn’t there, click on the Control Center icon on your menu bar. From there, select ‘Bluetooth’, and you’ll see the same battery info.

Deciding When to Charge

Using either of these methods, you can keep tabs on how much charge your Magic Mouse 2 has left. If it’s getting low, you know it’s time to plug it in. It’s like having a fuel gauge for your mouse, letting you know when it’s time to refuel!

How to know if Magic Mouse is Charging or Has Been Charged?

So, you’re wondering how to tell if your Magic Mouse 2 is charging, or if it’s already full of energy, right? Here’s a little secret: the Magic Mouse 2 doesn’t have any flashy indicator lights to show it’s charging or fully charged. But don’t worry, there’s still a way to find out!

Checking the Battery Level: Your Go-To Method

Remember how we talked about checking the battery level? That’s your key to knowing if your mouse is charging or if it’s ready to roll with a full charge. Here’s a quick reminder on how to do that:

  1. Bluetooth Settings Are Your Friend: Just like before, click on the Bluetooth icon in your menu bar or go to the Control Center and select ‘Bluetooth’.
  2. Watch the Numbers Go Up: Keep an eye on the battery percentage. If you see the numbers climbing up, it means your mouse is happily charging.
  3. 100% Means Full Power: Once that battery level hits 100%, it’s party time! Your Magic Mouse 2 is fully charged and ready to get back to action.

Monitoring the Charge: A Simple Habit

So, it’s all about making a quick check now and then. While your mouse is plugged in, just take a peek at the battery percentage. It’s a simple way to make sure your Magic Mouse 2 never runs out of steam when you need it most.

Magic Mouse 2 Charging Station

Are you not a fan of flipping your Magic Mouse 2 upside down on your desk to charge? It does look a bit odd, doesn’t it? Well, good news! You can switch things up with a Magic Mouse 2 charging station.

Yes, there are charging stations out there made just for the Magic Mouse. These nifty gadgets let you easily connect your mouse using the Lightning port on the bottom, and they hold your mouse in place while it charges. It’s like giving your mouse its own little throne while it powers up!

Now, you might be thinking, “Do I really need a special station to charge my mouse?” The answer is, it’s not absolutely necessary, but it sure is handy! A charging station for your Magic Mouse 2 can:

  • Keep Things Tidy: No more mouse lying upside down like a turtle on its back. The station keeps your desk looking neat and organized.
  • Offer a Safe Spot: It provides a secure place for your mouse, so it’s not just lying around where it could get knocked over or lost under papers.

So, while a charging station isn’t a must-have, it’s definitely a nice touch for your workspace. It adds convenience, keeps things tidy, and gives your Magic Mouse 2 a special spot to recharge.


You’ve got this! Charging your Magic Mouse 2 is as easy as pie. All you need is a Lightning cable and a USB charging port. The trickiest part? Remembering that the charging port is on the bottom side of the mouse. But once you’ve got that down, you’re golden!

I hope all this info makes charging your Magic Mouse 2 a breeze. If you’re still wondering about something, or if you’ve got some thoughts to share, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m here to help and would absolutely love to hear from you. Your questions and feedback are what make this tech journey even more exciting!

And there you have it! Now you’re all set to keep your Magic Mouse 2 charged and ready for whatever comes your way. If there’s anything else you need, just give me a shout! 🐭🔋✨


How do I charge my Magic Mouse 2?

To charge your Magic Mouse 2, use a Lightning to USB cable. Connect the Lightning end to the charging port on the bottom of the mouse, and plug the USB end into a computer, wall charger, or other USB charging device.

How can I tell when my Magic Mouse 2 needs to be charged?

Your MacBook will notify you when your Magic Mouse 2’s battery is low, usually when it drops below 10%. You can also check the current battery level by clicking on the Bluetooth icon in your menu bar or via the Control Center.

Is there a way to know if my Magic Mouse 2 is charging or when it’s fully charged?

The Magic Mouse 2 doesn’t have an indicator light for charging. To check if it’s charging or fully charged, view the battery percentage in your Bluetooth settings. If the percentage increases over time, it’s charging. When it reaches 100%, it’s fully charged.

What is a Magic Mouse 2 charging station and do I need one?

A Magic Mouse 2 charging station is a specially designed dock that allows you to charge your mouse more conveniently and neatly. It’s not necessary for charging, but it can provide a more organized and safe charging solution for your desk.

What’s the most challenging aspect of charging the Magic Mouse 2?

The most challenging aspect may be the placement of the charging port on the bottom of the mouse, which can be initially difficult to locate and means you can’t use the mouse while it’s charging.

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