How to Rename Apple Magic Mouse in Mac OS
By default Mac OS will name a Bluetooth device like an Apple Magic Mouse as “Name’s Magic Mouse”, which makes it easy to identify. Some Mac users may wish to change that and assign a different name to their Magic Mouse or to rename the Magic Mouse however, perhaps to resolve a conflict, to not confuse multiple devices synced to the same Mac, for privacy purposes, or any other number of reasons.
This quick guide will show you how to rename an Apple Magic Mouse or Magic Mouse 2 in Mac OS.
To be clear this only renames the device, it doesn’t do anything else. You do not need disconnect the device or fiddle with Bluetooth at all. And yes, this applies to other Bluetooth devices on a Mac as well, and it works in all versions of Mac OS and Mac OS X.
Renaming a Magic Mouse in Mac OS
Here’s how you can rename a Magic Mouse on a Mac:
- Go to the Apple menu and choose “System Preferences”
- Choose “Bluetooth”
- Right-click (or Control+Click) on the Apple Magic Mouse and choose “Rename”
- Give the Magic Mouse a new name and choose the “Rename” option
Once the Magic Mouse has been renamed it will carry through to all other locations where bluetooth device names are listed, like the Bluetooth preference panel and dropdown menu.
This obviously focuses on renaming Magic Mouse, but you can also rename the Magic Trackpad and other connected mouse or accessories if need be using this approach.
As you can see, renaming a Magic Mouse is quite easy once you learn how.
The name change will persist indefinitely, unless the Magic Mouse is unpaired from the Mac.