Are you constantly experiencing cursor lag when using your Logitech mouse over Bluetooth on your M1 or M2 iMac, MacBook or Mac mini?There are many reasons for this -- such as wireless interference, a malfunctioning Bluetooth module, or translation issues with supporting software -- that can cause this to happen.But we can tell you how to fix it.
Use the following list of troubleshooting tips to resolve Logitech mouse lag on Apple silicon Macs.
1. Charge your Logitech mouse
A Logitech mouse that's close to running out of battery will end up lagging a lot on Bluetooth.If the Logitech Options app shows a low charge level, connect the mouse to your M1 or M2 Mac via the charging cable and see if that helps.
2. Reconnect your Logitech mouse
Disconnecting and reconnecting your Logitech mouse from your M1 or M2 Mac is another solution to a laggy Bluetooth connection.If you use an iMac, Mac mini, or Mac Studio, make sure you have another wired or wireless mouse on hand to interact with the macOS user interface in the meantime.
To disconnect the Logitech mouse, open the Apple menu and go to System Preferences > Bluetooth.Then, control-click the mouse and select Delete.Select Delete again to confirm.
Afterwards, connect the mouse to your Mac again.This requires holding down the pairing switch on the mouse until it shows up in the Mac's list of Bluetooth devices.
3. Eliminate wireless interference
Eliminate any sources of Bluetooth interference near your Mac.For example, other wireless peripherals, poorly shielded power cords, or kitchen appliances can all cause the Logitech mouse to lag and freeze.Also, it's a good idea to disconnect any other pointing devices you might have paired with your Mac via Bluetooth.
4. Reset your Mac's Bluetooth module
Sometimes, although this rarely happens, the Bluetooth module on your Mac will go wrong for no apparent reason.Apple knows this, which is why you have an option to reset it.
So, open up your Mac's Control Center, select Bluetooth, and hold down the Shift and Option keys at the same time.Then, select Reset Bluetooth Module.After the module resets itself, your Logitech mouse should automatically reconnect to your Mac.
If you're using a Mac running macOS Monterey or later, you may not see the Reset Bluetooth Module option.If so, try restarting the bluetooth module via terminal.To do this, open a terminal and run the following commands:
sudo pkill bluetoothd
5. Update your Mac's operating system
Installing the latest version of macOS will help eliminate any potential issues causing Logitech mouse lag.For example, the M1 Mac mini had a lot of issues with the average Bluetooth mouse when it was released.However, an update to macOS Big Sur resolved the issue.
In our case, a full upgrade to macOS Monterey helped eliminate cursor lag on the Logitech MX Master 3 paired with an Apple silicon iMac.Therefore, it is always a good idea to keep your system software updated.
Open the Apple menu and select System Preferences > Software Update > Update Now or Upgrade Now to update or upgrade your operating system.
6. Reset your Logitech mouse to default settings
If you customized your Logitech mouse using the Logitech Options app, it's a good idea to reset the device to its default state and check for a difference.Select the "Restore Default" button from the Logitech options to restore the mouse to its factory default state.
7. Switch to Logi Options+
The Logitech Options app on your Mac plays a vital role in helping you get the most out of your Logitech mouse.However, Logitech also has an improved app called Logi Options+ available for download.
Logitech Options+ is much better at communicating with Logitech and runs on native Apple silicon Macs, which means it doesn't need to rely on the Rosetta 2 translation engine.This will obviously speed things up.
So remove Logitech Options from your Mac, install Logi Options+, and reset the mouse.If you're already using Logi Options+, make sure to update it to the latest version.Go into the app's settings screen and select Check for Updates to do this.
8. Reset your Mac's Bluetooth preferences
If the problem persists, try resetting the Bluetooth preferences on your Mac.This will also help if Bluetooth isn't available on your Mac.You can do this by deleting the associated PLIST (property list) file.So, open the Finder and choose Go > Go to Folder.Then, enter the following path and press Enter:
/Library/Preferences/ In the displayed folder, find and move the following files to the trash:
Restart your Mac and the operating system should create a newer version of this file from scratch.If a corrupt or broken Bluetooth PLIST file is the source of the problem, you should no longer experience any lag.
9. Connect the mouse using the Unifying Receiver
If none of the fixes above help, your best option to fix the problem is to use the USB unifying receiver that came with your Logitech mouse.You can also use one of any other Logitech peripherals you own.Unified receivers help devices establish a stronger connection than Bluetooth.
However, the unifying receiver requires a USB-A to USB-C adapter or compatible USB hub to connect with your Mac.You must also use the Logitech Unifying Multi-Connect Utility (which you can access via Logi Options+) to link your Logitech mouse to your Apple Silicon Mac via the unifying receiver.
If you didn't receive a USB unifying receiver (the Logitech MX Master for Mac didn't include one in the package), you'll have to buy it separately from the Logitech store.
Lag-free Logitech experience
The suggestions and solutions above should help you get your Logitech mouse to work lag-free on your M1 or M2 Mac.Just switching to Logi Options+ can make a big difference, so don't forget to try it.
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