3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 18, 2015 9:27 AM by toolpro1
Cambusmore Level 1 (5 points)

The Apple rechargeable batteries in my Magic Mouse only ever last about a week before they run down. I thought they might be coming to the end of their life so I bought a new set - same result: freshly charged batteries never show in Bluetooth as more than 80% charged and fall to around 50% after a day. Has anyone else had the same experience? - could it be the Apple charger? Any thoughts gratefully received.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 27¨; MC510
  • Ron McElfresh Level 1 (105 points)

    I have a similar problem. I've swapped out the mouse for two others. Same result. I swapped out different batteries. Same result. I've swapped out a different charger with different batteries. Same result.


    I don't think it's a problem with the batteries, mouse, or charger. It's the Mac, and maybe more specifically, Bluetooth. But I don't have a solution.

  • SushiRabbit Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree with Ron. I'm the tech support for our group, and we have one newer macbook pro, same as two others in office, it has had persistent intermittent Bluetooth issues. I've swapped my Magic Mouse for that one, and the problem stays with the Macbook, not the mouse. On my MBP I never have disconnects and the batteries seem to last longer than most report. On the other MBP, I can reset the PRAM and it's good for awhile, but eventually it starts having issues again and the MM eats the batteries all the time.

  • toolpro1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My MM has started EATING batteries.  I put in new Duracell Coppertops yesterday, and am now down to 12%, maybe 28 hours later.  I have looked at a lot of forums but see no real solution other than keeping a charger handy on your desk.  This has been a recognized problem for years and it is now February 2015.  Has Apple offered any solutions?