Using an apple magic mouse with linux is very easy: this post will show you how to setup an apple magic mouse on linux ubuntu, fedora, mint, etc. The apple mouse uses bluetooth to connect, so you need a bluetooth device (it may be built-in if you have a laptop). The bluetooth device needs to be switched on.

  • make sure bluetooth is enabled.
  • turn on your magic mouse
  • move the mouse.
  • you will see a ‘pair’ request
  • enter 0000 as the pair code.
  • you can now use your apple magic mouse on linux.

Troubleshooting your apple magic mouse on linux

If you dont get the pair request, click on the bluetooth icon and then click on the ‘+’ icon
Wait for the system to identify your magic mouse
Click the text thats displayed (it will say ‘apple magic mouse’)
You will now get a pair request and should be able to use your magic mouse

Sources: apple magic mouse


mikeyyV · January 7, 2013 at 2:23 am

It keeps saying “searching for devices” – it’s been like this for over an hour and the mouse does not appear on the device list. What do i do?

    SteveC · April 2, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Turninng the mouse off and on again to make sure it was in “discovery” mode helped me in your situation.

      mikeyyV · June 7, 2013 at 2:08 am

      Unfortunately that has been unsuccessful

Estu Fardani · March 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm

thanks dude :D
its work for me