If you are planning to buy a wireless mouse, you can choose from the variety of great options offered by Swiss company Logitech. From the economical models like M705 or M325 to the extra powerful MX Master 2S, you can pick the Logitech Mouse at your convenience.
Even though operating a wireless mouse is similar to using any other type of mouse, the former’s installation may seem a bit tricky for the first time. Once you have switched on the mouse, you can pair it through Bluetooth by using the ‘devices’ option on PC and the ‘connect’ option in Mac.
So, how to connect a Logitech mouse?
Connect Logitech wireless mouse
In video below you can see how to connect logitech m150 wireless mouse to laptop or any other wireless mouse:
Follow the given steps to pair a Logitech wireless mouse:
Switch on the Mouse
When you purchase a wireless mouse, you get a USB receiver along with it. After removing the packaging, plug the USB receiver in one of the appropriate open slots of your PC.
Then, turn on the wireless mouse from the ‘power’ button present at its bottom (Logitech wireless mouse connect button is on the bottom of the wireless mouse but for some versions, you may need to use a paperclip or thin instrument to press the connect button). Note that the mouse needs batteries to function. In order to check if it has the batteries or not, slide open the panel at the bottom end of the mouse close to ‘power’ switch.
How to Connect LogiTech Mouse & Keyboard To Unifying Receiver video description is below:
When everything is in place and the mouse is powered, you can turn the mouse around and click the cursor on your screen. If it doesn’t work, you will have to do one more thing. Some of the mouse devices carry a Connect switch, which needs to be pressed for establishing the connection. You will usually find this button at the bottom end of the mouse. When pressed, your mouse will get connected with the receiver plugged onto the system.
Installing the Logitech Wireless Mouse through Bluetooth
Most of the wireless mouse devices come with the capability of Bluetooth connectivity. So, to make it work, you are required to pair it with your PC. The method of pairing in Mac is slightly different than in Windows. Below are the details to connect with either:
Installing the Wireless Mouse in Windows
Firstly, open the Start icon from the bottom left end of the Windows taskbar. Here, choose ‘Settings’ and then pick ‘Devices’. At the ‘Devices’ menu, you will notice an option named ‘Add Bluetooth or other devices’. When you choose this option, you will see available Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Before proceeding, check that your mouse is switched on. If not, press the Connect button, in an above-explained manner. In addition, some of the mouse devices carry a Channel switch. The purpose of this button is to give you the choice of Bluetooth channels while pairing. Your mouse may or may not have this, but in case it is there, do ensure that you have pressed it and chosen the appropriate channel before pushing Connect.
When you press the Connect switch, your mouse appears in the Bluetooth options listed at your PC. Click on the appropriate device name, and it will show in the ‘available devices’ menu. Then, click on its name again and the wireless mouse will start working.
Installing the Wireless Mouse in Mac
On your Mac’s menu bar, you need to click on the ‘Bluetooth’ icon present at the top right end. You will see a choice to display ‘Bluetooth Preferences’. This option shows a list of Bluetooth-enabled devices that have been paired with your PC.
Then, turn on the wireless mouse, and also, press on the ‘Connect’ switch. With respect to the ‘Channel’ switch, do as explained above. When the mouse has switched on, it will be discoverable on the Mac in the options given under ‘Bluetooth Preferences’. Once you see its name, click on the ‘Connect’ option on Mac (present beside the name).
If the mouse is installed, it says ‘Connected’ and now there will be no ‘Connect’ option alongside its name. Finally, check the mouse by moving it around.
You can go even further pairing two Logitech Devices with the same USB Receiver. See instructions in video below:
Troubleshooting the Wireless Mouse
In case the mouse doesn’t work, you need to examine certain things. Firstly, check if the mouse is switched on. Then see if it is within 30 feet range of the USB receiver. Next, ensure that the receiver is properly plugged in. Sometimes, the issue may be with a particular USB port. You may try using another USB port of your system.
If the mouse still doesn’t function, you may have to change the receiver. For this, download ‘SetPoint Logitech Mouse and Keyboard Software’ on Mac or ‘Logitech Connection Utility Software’ on Windows. These applications will help you connect the mouse with the new receiver. Both the applications are quite easy to understand. All you need to do is follow their instructions to complete the installation process.
While either of the above techniques will let you point out the fault, yet sometimes it’s just an improper battery insertion. So, always check if the batteries are inserted well and in the correct direction.
- When the driver installation is complete, the wireless mouse must start functioning instantly. But if that doesn’t happen, you may need to restart your PC.
- The on-screen instructions for downloading the driver may differ for various Logitech models.