How to Factory Reset Magic Mouse and Keyboard on Mac

Factory reset is a great way to reset devices be it smartphones, Nintendo, or even smart gadgets. Well, let’s say your Mac picked up a new software update and somehow your keyboard and mouse refuse to work properly due to incompatible drivers, or it could also be that they keep getting disconnected all the time. In this article, we will tell you How to Factory Reset Magic Mouse or Magic Keyboard on Mac.

Sometimes it could also be that you might be selling or giving away your keyboard and mouse to someone else. Whatever the case might be, it’s best to perform a reset so that there are no issues or any traces of user data left on it.

The Mac is a wonderful system if you’re the types who’s more into the video content creation scene. Of course, they are mighty expensive but they fit just perfectly with the whole Apple ecosystem that has been created, especially if you’ve got other Apple products with you. Given that the current Macs are quite powerful especially paired with Apple’s in-house M1 chip, these systems are going to be found in a lot of users’ homes.

Now of course when you purchase ban Mac, you’ll have to buy the Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse as well, for obvious reasons. Now since these are accessories and will obviously sometimes run into an issue a good restart of these devices generally fixes things up. But sometimes there could be issues that simply cannot be fixed by a restart. For this reason, performing a factory reset is a good idea and today we’ll be guiding you on why you about do it and how you should do it.

If at all you ever find your devices not working make sure to check the following before you go-ahead to perform a factory reset:

  1. Make sure your devices are completely charged.

This is the first basic step. Your accessories have got built-in rechargeable batteries that can be used to charge via the Mac’s USB ports.

  1. Make sure devices have been paired to your Mac.

Sometimes you might just switch your accessories on and just wait to later realize why they don’t seem to work anymore. It’s always best to ensure that you’ve paired them up for use, otherwise, your Mac will never be able to identify your accessories at all.

  1. Restarting your accessories

The good old turn off – turn on method is also your best bet when there could be an error that causes your accessories to glitch out

If all of these steps are not working, then you’ve got to perform the reset and this is how you do it.

Performing a reset.

  1. Now that you’ve made sure your device is paired to your Mac, go to the menu bar and look for the Bluetooth icon.
  2. Once you’ve found it, simply ores the Option and Shift key together while clicking on Bluetooth.
  3. You will now see a menu that contains various Bluetooth options.
  4. Select the Factory reset all Connected Apple devices.
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And there you have it, your Magic Mouse and Keyboard has been reset to factory settings. It’s always good to perform a factory reset whenever there is a big and major system update, just like how it advised to factory reset mobile phones after a major update.


If you ever feel like a factory reset didn’t help you for your devices, the best you can do is take it to Apple Care or any Apple Authorized Repair Center. Do not try to disassemble the products by yourself and later be refused to get service for those products. As in the case with Apple, if the device can’t be repaired or is just simply not feasible to repair, the best you can do is get a newer device.

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Joshua D'souza

Enjoy games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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