How to Connect a Wireless Mouse – Windows 11

So you’ve bought a wireless mouse, and you’re organizing the setup for the first time. The next step is, connecting the mouse to the PC. How you connect your wireless mouse relies on which type of wireless mouse you purchased, whether it’s a USB-RF mouse or a Bluetooth mouse.

A USB-RF mouse connects to your PC through a dongle. To connect a USB-RF mouse to your Windows 11 PC, your PC will need to have an available USB-A port (if there’s none, you can use a USB hub for expansion). The promising news is Windows bears most of the setup process for you.

Connect a Wireless Mouse – Windows 11

To get activated, turn on your mouse. Each mouse is distinct, but there’s usually a tiny switch on the bottom of your mouse. Then, plug your mouse’s dongle into your System’s USB-A port.

A pop-up will appear at the bottom-right corner of your PC’s screen, showing that Windows 11 is setting up your device.

After a while, you’ll get another notification telling you the setup process is complete. Your mouse is ready to use.

To connect a Bluetooth mouse to your Windows 11 PC, all you need is to enable Bluetooth on your PC. You can do this by visiting Settings > Bluetooth & Devices. Switch the slider next to “Bluetooth” to the On position. Conveniently, click “Add Device” next to Devices after turning the Bluetooth on.

Now, click “Bluetooth” from the list of options.

Windows 11 will start searching for devices. Once it completes, select your mouse from the list.

Windows 11 will start connecting to your mouse. After a while, your mouse will be ready to use.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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