Apple Magic Mouse holds a stellar design with vertical-scrolling functionality that acts like a physical scroll wheel which is only compatible with macOS users. It’s not the most ergonomic mouse, but it does a tremendous job when it comes to scrolling.
Since Mac products are slightly inclined towards a heavy price, everyone can’t switch them thoroughly. But, most people aren’t aware that Apple’s Magic Mouse can be used with a Windows PC.
The Magic Mouse integrates with your system with Bluetooth connectivity which means after the pairing process; it connects with your windows OS. It can be used for basic navigation without any issues.
However, most of its actions are gesture-based, restricting the user to scroll until and unless you don’t install suitable drivers into your system—wondering how to do that? In this article, we’ll look for an answer on How to set up and use a magic mouse on Windows 10/11.
Set Up Magic Mouse on Windows 11/10
To set up Apple Magic Mouse, it can connect to your Windows PC/laptop with a USB port just like any other Bluetooth-enabled mouse. Enlisting the steps that will help add and set up a magic mouse with your windows PC.
How to Pair Magic Mouse on Windows 11?
Step 1: Press Windows+I on the keyboard to open the keyboard settings.
Step 2: Navigate to Bluetooth & other devices from the left column.
Step 3: Ensure that the Bluetooth is turned on and hit Add Devices next to the devices option.
Step 4: On Add Devices prompt, hit on Bluetooth so that it can search for available nearby Bluetooth devices.
Step 5: Ensure that your Magic Mouse is switched on, and if it isn’t on, turn on the switch placed at the bottom of the mouse.
Step 6: As soon as your magic mouse appears on the Bluetooth list. Hit click on it to connect it with your PC.
How to Pair Magic Mouse on Windows 10?
Step 1: Hit on the Start menu and choose Settings.
Step 2: Select Devices.
Step 3: Turn on Bluetooth & other devices from the sidebar.
Step 4: Switch on the Bluetooth by toggling the button and hitting Add Bluetooth or other devices.
Step 5: From the Bluetooth-enabled device available near you, choose your Magic Mouse.
Step 6: Hit on Done to finish the pairing process.
Note:- If Magic Mouse isn’t showing up on the Bluetooth list, turn off the input device and turn it on again. Doing this will help windows to detect it.
With that, now you can use your magic mouse for scrolling on your Windows PC/Laptop. The mouse’s left side executes a regular click, and the right side executes a right-click. With your desired choice, there is also the freedom to swap buttons and fiddle with the cursor speed, which can be accessed under Start – Settings – Devices – Mouse.
Turn on the additional Mouse Option placed on the right portion of the screen to customize the double click-speed, precision pointer, and much more. It also provides an option to tweak the scrolling speed but Wait! It’s still impossible to scroll without installing Apple Magic Mouse drivers on any Windows PC/Laptop. Wanna know how to install Apple Magic Mouse drivers? Please keep reading to learn more about it.
Install Magic Mouse Driver on PC
As discussed above, installing Apple Magic Mouse drivers is mandatory if you want to enjoy the perks of vertical scrolling on a Windows PC/ laptop. However, there is no straightforward single driver solution to install it on your PC to fix it instantly. There are two working methods through which it’s possible to install Apple Wireless Mouse Drivers on your PC/Laptop: Boot Camp Support Software and Brigadier.
Install drivers from Boot Camp Support Software
Apple officially provides Boot Camp Support Software on its website, consisting of a Magic Mouse Driver that enables scrolling on Pa C/Laptop. Keep in mind that there are possibilities that this method won’t work with some Windows 10/11 compatible devices.
Step 1: Head toward Apple’s official portal to download Boot Camp Support Software and hit on the Download button to start the downloading process.
Step 2: After the file download is completed, extract the zip file.
Step 3: As extraction is finished, navigate to BootCamp – Drivers – Apple.
Step 4: Inside the Apple folder, search for the file name AppleWirelessMouse64.
Step 5: right-click on the AppleWirelessMouse64 file and run it as administrator.
Step 6: It’ll pop up a command prompt; follow the on-screen instruction to install the Apple Magic Mouse drivers.
Step 7: Once the process is completed, restart your PC/Laptop.
After the bootup, check if you can scroll up/down properly using Apple Magic Mouse. If it’s not working for you, there is another method available for you to proceed with:-
Install Drivers From Brigadier
Brigadier is a python script capable of downloading the latest Boot Camp Support Software on your Windows PC/Laptop by recognizing it as an MMac-enabled device. This method will work more effectively than the previous one and includes all the drivers that easily work with every Windows 11/10 compatible device.
Step 1: Download Brigadier from GitHub.com and copy the Brigadier.exe extension file to your desktop.
Step 2: Visit the Start menu and type ‘Cmd’ to open Command Prompt.
Step 3: Type the following command on the command prompt and hit the Enter button.
Step 4: Type another command below and hit Enter button
brigadier.exe -m MacBookPro16,3
The command written above holds a Mac Model Identifier term, i.e., MacBookPro16,3, which identifies your PC signature as 1a 3-inch MacBook Pro. However, it’s your choice to swap it with an identifier, but it’s best to choose the latest Mac models that support Windows over Boot Camp.
Step 5: Wait till the time Brigadier downloads and extract all the latest drivers from Apple to your desktop.
Note: If Brigadier fails to download the files or if there’s an empty folder available on your desktop, it’s time to install 7-Zip on your PC/Laptop and try the method again.
Step 6: Open the ‘BootCamp’ folder on the desktop and navigate towards
$WinPEDriver$ - AppleWirelessMouse.
Step 7: right-click on the file named appleWirelessMouse64.inf and hit the install button.
NOTE: In some scenarios, if you won’t be able to see file extensions in the file manager, open the file menu and choose Change folder and search options. Afterwards, switches to the View Tab and untick the box next to Hide extensions for known file types.
Step 8: Hit Yes and then Ok to finish installing the drivers.
Step 9: Reboot your PC/Laptop. After booting up, you’ll be able to scroll both horizontally/and vertically with the Magic Mouse.
With this method, you’ll be able to use your Magic Mouse with your Windows 10/11 enabled device. However, if you’re using Windows OS on a Mac-enabled device and looking forward to a way to work Magic Mouse in that system? The following tutorial below will help to do so:-
Update Drivers Using Apple Software Update
Macs are well known to run windows better than their PC counterparts. In that scenario, if you’d previously installed windows on your Mac-enabled device using Boot Camp, it automatically installs the Boot Camp Support Software into your desktop, including all the drivers required to run Magic Mouse.
But in a few instances, the Magic Mouse doesn’t work until all the drivers are not correctly installed or updated. It’s necessary to update all the remaining drivers with the help of Apple Software Update.
Step 1: Search and open the Apple Software Update.
Step 2: Wait for a while to check the pending updates within the app.
Step 3: Tick mark on the Apple Input Device Update and Boot Camp Update. According to your priorities, you can also tick other checkboxes to upgrade other drivers.
Step 4: In the end, Hit on Install button to download and install the updates.
Step 5: Restart your system, and after booting up, the Magic mouse should work accurately on Windows.
Implementing this method will enable the Magic Mouse to work accurately in your Mac-enabled devices too, which are running on Windows 10/11. Even after setting up the Magic Mouse with the following drivers, it doesn’t work correctly, just like it works in a device running on Mac OS. For a more fluid experience, the following methods listed below will increase the fluidity of Magic Mouse:-
Magic Mouse Utilities
Magic Mouse Utilities is a third-party program supported on both PC and Mac. It brings multiple gesture controls that allow you to switch between pages, desktops, and your desired needs. This program also lets you control how scrolling works, a customizable middle-click action, swap buttons quickly, etc.
However, The Magic Mouse costs around $14.90/1131 INR for a one-year subscription plan. Before paying such a price, you can use the 28 days trial period to tinker with the app thoroughly. It’s as close as stimulating the Mac-like Magic Mouse experience on a Windows PC/Laptop.