Not sure how to connect your wireless mouse to a laptop or desktop PC? Don’t worry, connecting a wireless mouse is very simple. This article will introduce the connection method of 2.4Ghz RF mouse and Bluetooth mouse respectively, and list simple and easy-to-understand operation steps for different computer systems, which will help you set up your wireless mouse faster.

Pair a 2.4G wireless mouse

2.4G mouse refers to the mouse with 2.4G wireless technology, they work in the 2.400-2.485 GHz ISM wireless frequency band. The 2.4G wireless mouse has its own USB receiver, through which the mouse movement data is received and transmitted to the computer. 2.4G mouse pairing method is as follows:

1. Make sure the mouse has enough power and turn on the power switch
Before you start connecting the 2.4G mouse to the computer, please make sure the mouse has enough power. If the mouse has a replaceable battery, turn on the mouse and insert a new battery. If using the rechargeable built-in battery, fully charge the mouse first. Next turn on the power switch, which is usually on the bottom of the mouse.

2. Insert the USB receiver into the USB port
Locate the correct USB port on your computer (on the left and right or behind the screen for laptops, and on the front and back of the case for desktop PCs) and plug the USB receiver into the USB port. Normally, after inserting the USB receiver into the USB port, the 2.4G wireless mouse will start to work normally.

Pairing a Bluetooth Mouse

The bluetooth mouse is a mouse that adopts bluetooth wireless communication, it is connected with the device through bluetooth, and does not need other extra parts. However, it should be noted that some computers do not support the Bluetooth function, which is determined by the motherboard of the computer. If your computer does not have Bluetooth function, you can buy an external Bluetooth adapter, plug it into the USB interface of the computer, and the computer has Bluetooth function, which can connect Bluetooth mouse, Bluetooth keyboard, Bluetooth audio and other devices to the computer.

Pair Windows 10

  1. Open the mouse
    The mouse switch is usually located at the bottom of the mouse and is a small button that can be toggled up and down, and the word ON/OFF is usually written next to it. In addition, please ensure that the mouse has sufficient power. Remove the top cover or bottom cover of the mouse to access the battery compartment and replace it with a new one.
  2. Click the “Start” button and then “Settings”
  3. Click “Device” and enter
  4. Click the button below the Bluetooth to turn on the bluetooth. After turning on the bluetooth, the button is displayed in blue
  5. Select “Add Bluetooth or other device” above
  6. Select “Bluetooth”, the computer starts to search for nearby Bluetooth devices (some mice have a pairing button, at this time, please press and hold the pairing button to let the mouse enter the pairing mode)
  7. Find the Bluetooth mouse model in the Bluetooth device list that appears, and then click the mouse model to complete the pairing automatically.

Tips: After the mouse is paired, as long as the mouse is not removed from the Bluetooth device, it will automatically connect when the computer’s Bluetooth and the mouse are powered on next time.

Pair Windows 7

  1. Turn on the mouse switch to ensure that the mouse has sufficient power
  2. Find Bluetooth in the taskbar at the bottom of the computer, double-click or right-click to open the menu, and then click “Add Device”.
  3. Find the mouse model you want to connect in the page that appears, then click the mouse model, and click “Next”
  4. Select “Pair without code”
  5. Prompt that the device is being configured
  6. After the prompt is added successfully, click “Close” to complete the pairing.

Pair the MacBook

  1. Turn on the mouse switch to ensure that the mouse has sufficient power
  2. Enter the computer desktop, click the apple icon in the upper left corner
  3. Select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu bar
  4. Enter the System Preferences interface, find the Bluetooth icon, and click to enter
  5. Enter the Bluetooth settings interface, click the “Turn on Bluetooth” button on the left
  6. Find the device you want to connect in the device list, and click “Connect” on the right

Pair the Chromebook

  1. Click the clock icon on the Chromebook shelf to open the Quick Settings panel
  2. Select the gear icon to open the Settings menu
  3. In the Settings app, scroll down and select “Bluetooth”
  4. Click the button at the bottom right of the Bluetooth to turn on the bluetooth. After turning on the bluetooth, the button is displayed in blue
  5. Find the mouse model under “Unpaired Devices” and click it to complete the connection

After the connection is complete, the green text “Connected” will appear under the mouse

FAQ

Why is my wireless mouse not connecting?

If your wireless mouse won’t connect to your computer, check to see if the mouse is powered on and the mouse has enough power. If the mouse is in good condition and still cannot connect to the computer, please try to update the mouse or Bluetooth driver as follows:

  • Update Mouse Drivers on Windows 10
  1. Right-click [My Computer] and click [Manage] in the menu that appears
  2. Click [Device Manager], double-click [Mouse and other pointing devices] in the list on the right
  3. Right-click the [Mouse and other pointing devices] driver, click [Update Driver]
  4. Select [Search for drivers automatically] Once done, your computer will search for the latest version of the mouse driver and install it.
  • Update Bluetooth Mouse Drivers on Windows 10
  1. Right-click [My Computer] and click [Manage] in the menu that appears
  2. Click [Device Manager], double-click [Bluetooth] in the list on the right
  3. Right-click the [BT5.2 Mouse] driver, click [Update Driver]
  4. Select [Search for drivers automatically] Once done, your computer will search for the latest version of the Bluetooth driver and install it.

Why is my wireless mouse not showing up?

Bluetooth mice usually have a power switch, please turn on the power switch and make sure the mouse has enough power. Some mice require the pairing button to be pressed to enter pairing mode before the computer will discover the mouse and allow it to appear in the device list. Please find the mouse’s pairing button and press it. For the mouse with 2.4G USB receiver, please try to replace the other USB interface to prevent the connection from being unable to be connected due to the problem of the USB interface.

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