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Follow these steps if your mouse, keyboard, or trackpad isn't recognized by your Mac.

Make sure that your wireless mouse, keyboard, or trackpad is turned on

The Magic Mouse and Magic Mouse 2 have a slide switch on the bottom of the device. Slide the switch to turn on the device. On the Magic Mouse, the green LED briefly lights up. On the Magic Mouse 2, green coloring is visible beneath the switch.

The Magic Keyboard, Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, and Magic Trackpad 2 have a slide switch on the back edge of the device. Slide the switch to turn on the device (green coloring becomes visible). Earlier Apple Wireless Keyboard models have a power button on the right side of the device. Press the button and you see a green LED on the top of the device, near the button.

When you turn these devices on, they appear as connected in Bluetooth preferences and in the Bluetooth menu in your menu bar. If a device doesn't appear there, make sure it's charged or replace it batteries, and make sure it's been paired with your Mac.

Make sure that your device has been set up to work with your Mac

Learn how to pair your Magic Mouse 2, Magic Keyboard, Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, Magic Trackpad 2 and earlier models of Apple wireless devices with your Mac.

Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on

Use your Mac notebook's built-in trackpad or a USB mouse to choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Bluetooth. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.

Refer to the table below for more information on determining the Bluetooth status. If the Bluetooth icon doesn't appear, or if the menu bar status continues to indicate that Bluetooth is off, restart your computer and then try to turn Bluetooth on again.

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Bluetooth is on, but no wireless devices are connected to the Mac. See the Make sure that your wireless mouse, keyboard, or trackpad is turned on section of this article.
Bluetooth is on and at least one wireless device is connected.
When this icon flashes, at least one wireless device has a low battery. Click the Bluetooth icon to identify the affected device, then recharge the device or replace its batteries.
Bluetooth is off. Click the Bluetooth icon using a USB mouse or built-in trackpad and select Turn Bluetooth On.
Bluetooth is offline or unavailable. Restart your Mac. If the Bluetooth status doesn’t change, disconnect all USB devices and restart your Mac again.

Make sure that your devices are charged

Magic Mouse 2, Magic Keyboard, Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, and Magic Trackpad 2 have built-in rechargeable batteries. You can charge these devices by connecting them to a Mac or a USB power adapter using a Lightning to USB Cable. For the fastest battery charging performance, be sure your device is switched on when connected to the Lightning to USB Cable.

To check the battery level of these devices, click the Bluetooth icon in your Mac's menu bar, then select your device by name. If the battery level of any device is low, recharge the device. If the device isn’t showing, make sure the device is turned using the steps outlined above.

Turn the device off and on

If your Apple wireless mouse, keyboard, or trackpad isn't recognized by your Mac after following the tips above, try turning the wireless device off, waiting a few seconds, and then turning it back on.

Your mouse or keyboard intermittently stops responding

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  • Click the mouse or trackpad or press a key on the keyboard to reconnect the device to the computer. It might take a moment for the device to respond.
  • Check for wireless interference.

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Your mouse doesn't scroll up or down or side to side

If you can't use your mouse to scroll through a web page or document, make sure that you're using the correct Multi-Touch gestures and have set up your scrolling speed preferences correctly.

Your mouse or trackpad doesn't track as expected

Apple Wireless Mouse, Magic Mouse, and Magic Mouse 2 can be used on most smooth surfaces. If tracking issues occur, try these options:

  • Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Mouse. Set the ”Tracking speed” slider to adjust how fast the pointer moves as you move the mouse.
  • Try using a different surface to see if tracking improves.
  • Turn the mouse over and inspect the sensor window. Use compressed air to gently clean the sensor window if dust or debris is present.
  • If multiple Bluetooth wireless devices are in use nearby, try turning them off one at a time to see if the issue improves.

Learn more what to do if your trackpad isn't tracking correctly.

Your keyboard has one or more keys that don't respond

Use the Keyboard Viewer to test whether the keyboard keys are responding correctly when they are pressed.

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Keyboard.
  2. Click the Input Sources tab.
  3. Make sure that the keyboard language that you use is listed on the left side. If it's not, click the add button (+) and choose from the languages that appear.
  4. Select the ”Show Input menu in menu bar” checkbox.
  5. Click the Keyboard tab, then select ”Show keyboard and emoji viewers in menu bar” checkbox, if present.
  6. From the Input menu in the menu bar, choose Show Keyboard Viewer. The Keyboard Viewer showing the keyboard layout appears on your display.
  7. Type the key on the keyboard that doesn’t respond and see if the corresponding key highlights on the Keyboard Viewer. If it does, that key is functioning correctly.

If you enable the Mouse Keys feature, many keys might not respond as you expect. To turn off Mouse keys, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Accessibility. Choose Mouse & Trackpad from the list on the left side, then then deselect the Enable Mouse Keys checkbox.

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Ever since last December’s Snapdragon Tech Summit — an event focused on breakthrough mobile chipsets — I’ve been thinking about how critical “old” input peripherals remain in modern devices. Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragons are powerful enough to let tiny smartphones play Xbox One-class games or enable tablets to run Windows PC apps, but without traditional controllers such as gamepads, mice, or trackpads, convincing people to fully replace their consoles or laptops with mobile devices is an uphill battle.

Consider Apple’s iPads, which spent the last decade as midway points between phones and laptops, seemingly because Apple didn’t want to kill either of its cash cows. Everyone agrees that iPads redefined tablets, but they haven’t supplanted business computers. I’d argue that input peripherals were the key bottleneck: Apple has continually evolved iPad devices and pushed hard to position them as post-PC computers, but millions of business users weren’t ready to make the switch without traditional laptop input devices. By contrast, Microsoft had no legacy laptop business to worry about and was glad to win “convertible tablet” customers, using Surface trackpad-keyboard accessories to bridge the laptop gap.

Today, iPad users are finally entering the trackpad-keyboard era with the release of the first Apple-backed products to include both traditional input devices within the same form factor. As Apple’s own Magic Keyboards for iPad Pro prepare to ship to the earliest adopters, Logitech is shipping a much less expensive alternative called the Combo Touch. At $150, it’s half the price of Apple’s Magic Keyboard — but only designed for iPad models Apple isn’t yet addressing with its own accessories.

That’s good news for budget-conscious iPad users, and a solid preview of what’s coming soon to Apple’s Pro tablets. Logitech revealed Combo Touch in sync with Apple’s Magic Keyboard announcement, which is to say that it had some early access to Apple’s plans, unlike Brydge, maker of a more expensive iPad Pro-only alternative that hasn’t yet shipped but is already being pilloried for poor trackpad performance.

One version of Combo Touch has a case built to fit the seventh-generation (10.2-inch) iPad, while the other fits the iPad Air 3 and discontinued 10.5-inch iPad Pro. In other words, there’s now a way to get a baby Apple laptop experience for under $500: $329 for the iPad, $150 for the trackpad-keyboard. Best of all, the trackpad-keyboard portion detaches magnetically from the rest of the case when you don’t want to carry around the extra bulk.

If you’re familiar with Microsoft’s Surface trackpad-keyboard accessories, you’ll instantly understand the Combo Touch design. Like Microsoft, Logitech has embraced the use of fabric across the keyboard’s edges and palmrests, extending the soft, graphite-colored material to the back of the iPad case. Almost everything else is made from matching gray plastic, including the chiclet-style keys, which are backlit with five levels of lighting that can be controlled through a Logitech app. The keyboard also includes a full row of iPadOS shortcut keys — Apple doesn’t even include those on its own iPad Pro Magic Keyboards.

The real star of the show here is a trackpad, which feels like it’s made of glass and has an older Apple-style springboard design for physical button presses. There’s enough space for four adult fingers to rest across the surface comfortably from their tips to their middles, and the glass feels cool to the touch. It’s also pretty responsive, though I’ll want more time to play with it using specific iPad work apps, as well as even more customization within future versions of iPadOS.

Logitech also includes a fold-out rear iPad stand that adjusts from 20- to 60-degree reclines. Apart from the fabric finish, it feels substantially similar to the integrated stands on Surface tablets, which have forever been missing from iPads, precluding them from standing up on their own. Because Logitech’s using that stand instead of an iPad/keyboard hinge — the Magic Keyboard’s appears to be very elaborate — the case occupies a fair bit of space on a tabletop. Also TBD: whether I’ll want to use it in my lap.

Beyond ergonomic issues, I used the words “baby Apple laptop” largely because Apple hasn’t fully unleashed the iPad’s potential as a transformable tablet-slash-laptop. iPadOS 13.4 unexpectedly added system-wide trackpad and mouse support to all tablets capable of running the software update, a step that was more than trivial to the company. Rather than just adding an arrow-shaped cursor that passively floats over everything, Apple uses a circular cursor that transforms into highlight blobs as it passes over certain UI elements — a visual hint that even deeper trackpad integration will arrive in iOS 14 later this year.

Even at this early stage, it’s clear that adding a trackpad to the iPad will change how the device is used. Attach the accessory magnetically, and all of a sudden, a $329 tablet looks and works like a laptop. With no real work needed to make the new input accessory come to life, I was able to get up and typing on a high-quality keyboard akin to a more expensive machine, with the cursor appearing as necessary for input as I navigated around the screen. That gigantic area normally occupied by an iPad virtual keyboard was gone, turned back into useful screen real estate, and I didn’t have to “gorilla arm” my way across the desk to access apps.

And this isn’t even the Pro-level experience; it’s going to be interesting to see how much better Apple’s own Magic Keyboard will be at twice the price. The Combo Touch feels right-priced at $150, while the current iPad Pro Slim Folio Pro shown above sells for $120 (11-inch) or $130 (12.9-inch) minus the trackpad. Notably, the Slim Folio Pro’s keyboard is Bluetooth-based, adding an additional pairing step that’s not necessary with Combo Touch’s iPad Smart Connector-based interface.

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What’s missing now is the laptop-class software — at least, most of it. Apple has updated its own Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps to support the new trackpads, but other companies are at varying stages of the process. I’m planning to do some more testing of Combo Touch and other iPad keyboard-trackpad options in the near future and will have some more thoughts on what the experience is like from accessory to accessory. At this point, I’m very optimistic about the iPad hardware and accessory parts of the equation and keeping my fingers crossed that iPadOS and its apps will hold up their end of the bargain.

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