Use Paper To Stop Apple Magic Mouse Disconnections

Use Paper To Stop Apple Magic Mouse Disconnections

Kristen Lubbe
Feb 3, 2011

We remember how excited we were when the Apple Magic Mouse was initially released. The design looked promising, with a sleek form factor and multi-touch. We couldn't wait to get to the store to start using one right away. All was well for the first few days, but then it started randomly disconnecting during use. We still use it on a daily basis, but it seems there's a small trick to keep the mouse magic we've adopted to fix the annoying problem...

We can't tell you how many times we've been sitting at our computer and randomly the Magic Mouse disconnects. It can get a little frustrating when we're in the middle of editing photos or doing other time sensitive work and we have to take the time to connect the Bluetooth connection again. It's not just about the time and energy wasted, it's also the fact that we spent $70 on something that works only part of the time.

Luckily, while in the process of reviewing the Apple Magic Mouse, the team over at CNET discovered a possible source of many of the disconnection issues and devised a quick fix. It's quite simple: place a small piece of paper in between the batteries and the coverplate helps keep them in place. Make sure it's not large enough to impede placing the backing on the mouse — but large enough to keep the batteries stationary.

Not everyone would recommend placing paper in between batteries, but apparently the Magic Mouse doesn't heat up enough to actually cause any sort of problem. Another option is to make sure you set the mouse to one of the favorites in the Bluetooth settings, as this will help to keep the connection.

Magic Mouse owners: do you have any additional tips of how you deal with your mouse's idiosyncrasies?

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