Apple mice use AA batteries. Whenever you press a button on your mouse, it kills a little bit of juice. When that juice is killed, it needs to be replaced. So we’re going to talk today about how you can replace the batteries in your mouse so that you don’t need to spend money every time they run out of power.
Apple mouses are notorious for consuming batteries quickly. The tiny little mouse I use in my MacBook Air is already on its third battery, and it doesn’t even have a laser sensor; but rather just a simple roller ball. Although the newer Apple mouses have better battery life than the older models, changing them still remains a pain.
The idea of replacing a battery on your own might sound borderline insane. However, if you’re like most people, you probably have extra batteries just lying around. You’ll be surprised how easy and inexpensive it is to replace the battery in your mouse. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to open your mouse and replace the battery.
Does Apple mouse run out of battery?
The battery life of your Apple Magic Mouse is not very long. Most Apple users find it lasts for one to two months. A decrease in the battery life of your Apple Magic Mouse can be caused by the following factors:
Low battery power – Make sure the battery power is sufficient. If the battery power is low, charge it fully before using it.
Malfunctioning of your Magic Mouse – Check if your Magic Mouse has any problems like scratches or dirt on its surface. Clean the surface with a soft cloth to remove dirt and wipe it gently with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol to clean away any scratches on the surface of your mouse.
Improper use – Do not press hard on the buttons of your mouse or use it for other purposes than designed for. This can shorten its lifespan because constant pressing and rubbing of buttons against surfaces can damage plastic parts inside your mouse. Restarting your computer will help you refresh your mouse so that it operates well again.
How long do Apple mouse batteries last?
If you’re asking how long your Apple Magic Mouse battery will last, it depends on a lot of factors. The main one is your usage. The more you use the mouse, the faster your battery will drain. If you are using your Magic Mouse with an iPhone or iPad, the Bluetooth connection might drain the battery faster than normal too.
The top answer is that a fully charged battery will last up to 18 months with normal use. If you use it heavily, however, in a month or two it will be dead.
There are some other factors that affect its lifespan:
– Using a wireless device like this one means that you don’t have to change your batteries as often as you would have to if you were using a wired mouse. This also means that you need to make sure that you are charging it regularly enough so that you don’t find yourself in the middle of something and realize that it’s out of juice.
– Leaving your Magic Mouse on can also drain the batteries faster because there is no way for them to tell when the mouse isn’t in use.
How can I prolong my Magic Mouse battery life?
Apple recommends keeping your mouse plugged in when not in use rather than leaving it uncharged. The company states that the batteries in its mice should last between three and five years, depending on how much you use them.
The Magic Mouse is no different, although if you’re using one with a wireless keyboard, you’ll want to keep the Magic Mouse plugged in as well to ensure that it’ll be ready for use whenever you need it.
How often should I change my mouse batteries?
Apple recommends that you should check your batteries once a year and replace them if they’re low on power. Be sure to follow any manufacturer recommendations for your particular mouse, though. Apple also says that if you have an extended life battery in your mouse and it”s more than three years old, it may be time to get a new battery.
Does Magic Mouse need battery?
Do you need to change the battery for Magic Mouse? Magic Mouse doesn’t come with a battery. So it won’t need any battery changes. It only features a built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. If the mouse runs out of power, you can simply plug the Lightning cord into your computer’s USB port and charge it up.
Note: You’ll need to use your own USB wall plug for charging the mouse. It cannot be charged with the computer connected or plugged into another power source.
When the blue indicator light on your mouse is on, that means that it is charging. The light will turn off when it achieves full charge.
How to Change Apple Mouse Battery
In addition to its sleek design, the Apple Mouse is known for its ergonomic comfort and convenient features. Unfortunately, the Apple Mouse battery doesn’t last forever. You can change your mouse battery yourself to save money on replacement costs from Apple.
To change the battery in your Apple Mouse, follow these steps:
Before you begin, turn off your Mac and unplug it from the power adapter. Remove any USB devices you’re using with your computer.
Open your Apple Mouse by lifting up the latch on the bottom of the mouse. Turn the mouse over and remove the two screws that are holding the cover in place. Remove the cover and set it aside.
Disconnect the battery cable by pressing down on one side of a locking tab while pulling out on another side of the tab with a flat-head screwdriver.
Insert a new AA battery into the compartment with the positive side facing up and the negative side facing down. Replace the cover and slide it into place until it clicks into place on top of your mouse. Reattach your USB devices to your computer if you removed them earlier. Plugin your Mac and turn it on to test out your new battery.