How to set up your Apple wireless mouse, keyboard, and trackpad

Learn how to connect your Apple wireless device with your Mac using Bluetooth.

Magic Mouse 2, Magic Keyboard, Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, and Magic Trackpad 2—as well as earlier models of Apple wireless devices—use Bluetooth to communicate with your Mac. 

If your Apple wireless devices came with an iMac, the devices and the computer are paired already. Just turn them on when you first turn on your Mac.

If your Apple wireless device didn't come with an iMac, see How to identify your Apple wireless mouse, keyboard, or trackpad to find out which model you have, and whether it's compatible with your Mac.

Magic Mouse 2, Magic Keyboard, Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, Magic Trackpad 2

Follow these steps to set up your Magic Mouse 2, Magic Keyboard, Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, or Magic Trackpad 2:

  1. Connect a Lightning to USB Cable or a USB-C to Lightning Cable to the Lightning port on the device, and connect the other end of the cable to your Mac.
    Learn how to connect your Mac to a device with a Lightning port.
  2. Make sure the device's power switch is in the ON position. (Green is visible under the switch when the device is on.)
  3. The device appears in Bluetooth Preferences and automatically pairs with your Mac.
  4. The Bluetooth Preferences window shows the connection status and charge level of your device. When the device is charged, unplug it for wireless use.

Magic Mouse 2 can't be used while connected to the cable.

Earlier Apple wireless devices

Use a wired mouse or trackpad—or the built-in trackpad if you're using a Mac notebook—and follow these steps to set up your earlier Apple wireless devices (like the Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad):

  1. Make sure your device is powered on.
  2. If the LED is blinking, your device is in Discoverable Mode. If the LED is steady, your device is paired with another item. Unpair the device, turn it off, and start again.
  3. In the menu bar of your Mac, choose the Bluetooth icon, then choose Open Bluetooth Preferences.
  4. Your Mac scans for available Bluetooth devices.
  5. When your device appears in the Bluetooth Preference Pane, click Pair. 

Apple Wireless Keyboard requires the passcode that appears on your Mac. Enter the 8-digit passcode on the keyboard, then press Return. Earlier models of Apple Wireless Mouse or Apple Magic Trackpad will connect, or show a dialog. If you see a dialog, click Pair or press return.

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