How to Connect a Wireless Mouse

How to Connect a Wireless Mouse

Wireless mice use Bluetooth technology to connect to your computer, freeing your desktop from the clutter of extra cords. Because they rely on Bluetooth, wireless mice connect just like any other Bluetooth device — with a few extra considerations. To pair with your computer, the wireless mouse must rely on its onboard transmitter, which communicates with a receiver inside the computer. Most modern tablet computers and laptops feature built-in Bluetooth radios. However, some desktop computers do not. If your computer doesn't naturally support Bluetooth, purchase a Bluetooth adapter, or select a wireless mouse that includes a USB dongle that serves as a receiver.

Connect a Wireless Mouse on a Computer Running Windows 10

The Bluetooth menu provides a means to connect a wireless mouse in Windows 10.

  1. Open the Settings app (press Win+I as a shortcut) and select Devices.
  2. From the left sidebar menu, select Bluetooth & other devices, then select the plus sign ( + ) next to Add Bluetooth or other device from the right pane.
  3. In the pop-up window, select Bluetooth.
  4. Follow the steps of the add-device wizard. You'll need to put the wireless mouse in pairing mode. Windows will detect the mouse and add the relevant drivers.

Connect a Wireless Mouse on a Computer Running macOS Mojave-

  • Put your wireless mouse into pairing mode (check the device documentation for instructions).
  • Select Apple > System Preferences > Bluetooth.
  • Your Mac will search for any device in pairing mode when you open the Bluetooth panel. When the computer finds the mouse, it'll display in the window. Select Pair.

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