Bluetooth mice are a great way to connect to your PC without dealing with cables. However, sometimes they may not work properly.
This guide will show you how to fix the problem quickly and easily. We will cover both the most common causes of this issue and some more advanced troubleshooting options.
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1. Turn on the device:
The first step to fixing a Bluetooth device is to make sure that it is turned on. If it is not, turn it on and wait for a few minutes before trying again. If the problem persists, try swapping out the batteries.
If you have an older version of Windows 11 installed on your computer, it may be having trouble connecting to your mouse. Outdated drivers can cause issues like this, so it is important to update them.
To do this, press the search button on your taskbar and type device manager. Click the app that appears in the list of results, then expand the Bluetooth driver section.
Right-click on the Bluetooth network connection and select Enable device. This will restart the Bluetooth support service and should fix your problem.
2. Plug in the dongle:
If your mouse isn’t connecting via Bluetooth Windows 11, it might have a drained battery or the wrong drivers installed.
You can try updating the device’s drivers by right-clicking on it and selecting Uninstall from the pop-up prompt. You can also reboot your computer and Windows 11 will automatically install the updated driver during the restart process.
Each mouse is different, but they all have a small switch to turn Bluetooth on or off. Once you flip the switch, plug the mouse’s dongle into your system’s USB-A port.
A notification will appear in the lower-right corner of your screen, indicating that Windows is establishing a connection with the device.
Once the setup is complete, you’ll be able to use your mouse as normal.
3. Press the Bluetooth Connect button
Many Bluetooth mouse and keyboard devices do not include their own transceiver, instead relying on the transceiver built into your desktop or portable computer.
To connect to the computer, you must first open the Bluetooth software (typically in Control Panel).
Most Bluetooth mouses have a button on the bottom that must be pressed and held for a few seconds to enable Bluetooth discovery and pairing. Consult your user manual to learn where this button is located.
Once the device is paired, Windows will show it in the Bluetooth & Other Devices menu. If you ever want to remove a paired device, click the three-dot menu next to it and select Remove device.
This will not uninstall the device from your computer, but it will prevent the device from connecting again.
4. Wait for a few seconds How to Connect Mouse Via Bluetooth Windows 11:
Many modern Bluetooth mouses have a ‘Pairing’ button that you must press and hold for a second or so to make it discoverable via Bluetooth. It varies by model and brand, so consult your mouse’s user manual to find out how to do this.
After you have pressed the ‘Pairing’ button, Windows will automatically search for Bluetooth devices and display them in the list within the “Bluetooth & other devices” section of Settings. You should see the Bluetooth device you paired appear in the list and it will have one or two buttons.
Click the Connect button to finish connecting the mouse. You may need to wait a few seconds as Microsoft will be establishing the Bluetooth connection at this point. Once it is complete, your mouse should be ready to use!
5. How to Connect Mouse Via Bluetooth Windows 11 Click the Connect button:
Most modern Bluetooth mice have an option or button that makes the device discoverable. Click it to put the mouse into pairing mode. When it’s ready, Windows 11 will list the device in its Bluetooth & Devices tab.
If you’re having trouble connecting your Bluetooth mouse, try restarting your PC. This can help fix the problem as it force-closes applications and processes that could be interfering with the functionality of your BT mouse.
You can also try using a driver update tool like Fortect to scan and replace broken files and repositories in your system.
This can resolve a wide range of hardware and software problems, including those that affect your mouse’s Bluetooth connectivity.