Apple is renowned for producing top-notch software because of their efforts to genuinely integrate their iOS, iPadOS, and MacOS. However, this does not imply that the program is always faultless and bug-free, as Apple is notorious for minor problems disabling the entire OS or creating huge speed issues. One such instance is the Bluetooth problem, which is quite prevalent but not pervasive unless any third-party software is impacted by some compatibility difficulties with the core macOS.
Numerous user complaints have been made about their inability to connect to their Bluetooth mouse after upgrading to a newer version of macOS; this problem affects not just previous macOS but also the following versions:
- MacOS 10.15 (Catalina)
- OS X 11 (Big Sur)
- OS X 12 (Monterey)
3 Ways to Fix Logitech mouse Connectivity Issue on MacOS
Updating the LCC, or the unifying device, is one of two ways to resolve the problem of your Logitech mouse not connecting with your recently updated Mac device. We tested this method on the Logitech M585/590; you can test it on additional models, including some of the following:
- MX Anywhere Series (MX Anywhere, MX Anywhere 2, MX Anywhere 3)
- Logitech M585/590
- MX Master Series (MX Master, MX Master 2, MX Master 3)
- Logitech G Series (G304, G603, G502, G604)
- any other wireless Logitech mouse, even the M170, which is the most cost-effective model.
- MX Keys, K400 Plus, K480, K380, K375s, K230, etc.
You need to take the following actions in order to resolve this frequent issue with your Logitech wireless mouse not connecting to your Mac:
- Before updating to a newer version of macOS, you must update Logitech Control Centre (LCC) if you are using a version 3.9.8 or older.
- Open LCC and select any device to begin installing the most recent version. You can choose Check for Updates from the menu bar.
- Another option to update the LCC is to go to this website, select Show All Downloads, and then download the LCC version that is compatible with the version of macOS that you are using.
- Restart your Mac computer to apply the changes.
Change your Unifying Device
If your Logitech mouse won’t connect to your Mac even after you’ve updated the LCC, check to see if the unifying version is running on your Mac. Follow these steps to make sure it’s the right one:
- From the /Applications/Utilities folder, open Terminal.
- Run the following command to see if the software for unifying is the most recent version: kextstat | grep -i Logi
If your Mac hasn’t been updated to the newer version, you can fix it by doing these steps.
- Here’s how to start your Mac in Recovery Mode:
- Turn on your computer again (From the menu bar, click on the Apple logo and select Restart)
- Hold down the “Command” and “R” keys until you see the Apple logo.
- You should see a screen that says “macOS Utilities.” If you don’t, repeat the step above.
- Use the red button in the top left corner to close this window.
- Click the “Choose Startup Disk…”.
- Then, click on “Restart.”
- Now, click “Restart” again. You may see a spinning icon for a few minutes before the computer reboots.
If the problem still happens after updating the LCC and Unifying Device, it might be a problem with the Mouse or Keyboard. To fix the problem, try the following:
- Take the Unifying Device and the batteries out of the room for 5–10 seconds (to re-calibrate the device)
- Connect the Unifying Device to a different USB port (there might be a chance your USB is not providing enough power to it)
- Switch out the batteries for new ones.
- Check the Unifying Device and Mouse on another computer
Here’s how to get your Logitech mouse and your Mac device to work together again. How often do these things happen when you use your Logitech mouse on your Mac?