Is it possible to change the name of a bluetooth mouse?

by SSteve   Last Updated September 14, 2018 14:12 PM

I bring my MacBook Pro back and forth between home and work. I have a Magic Mouse in both places. I guess because they are both the same model, I have to re-pair the mouse with the computer every time I go back and forth. They have very similar names so I'd like to rename them something like "Work mouse" and "House mouse". So far I haven't found a way. Is it possible?



Answers 4


You can do so in System Preferences. Open the Bluetooth panel, select your Magic Mouse and click the cog wheel at the bottom to select "Rename" from the context menu.

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nohillside
nohillside
May 22, 2013 17:02 PM

With the new update, you may not find the cog wheel, so instead you can go into bluetooth settings and right-click (click with two fingers) the device you wish to rename.

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It should come up with a context menu.

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Select Rename, which will open a window where you can rename your mouse to anything you like.

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Keishan Hunkar
Keishan Hunkar
April 18, 2015 07:02 AM

I was having the same issue and noticed that the context menu was different when rename would fail:

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I was able to get the full menu (with "Disconnect") and successfully rename the device by not using it while attempting to rename (I was using CTRL-Command to bring up the context menu).

mrbobfrog
mrbobfrog
March 22, 2018 20:41 PM

For macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65), to rename, go to System Preference → Bluetooth → Control + click to open rename option.

Jasmine
Jasmine
September 14, 2018 13:21 PM

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