MX Anywhere 2 - How to check mouse battery

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by davidcmc, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. davidcmc macrumors 6502

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    I know Logitech recommends to install Logitech Options and check mouse battery status through this program.

    However, I use my mouse with Bluetooth connection between it and a MBP 2016. To customize buttons, I use BetterTouchTool (which is way better than Logitech Options), and, to smooth mouse scroll, I use Smooze.

    macOS stock Bluetooth menu doesn't show MX Anywhere 2 battery status. I also use iStat Menus and it doesn't seem to support checking Bluetooth third party mouse battery.

    So, anyone know a way to check Logitech mouse battery without appealing to Logitech Options?
     
  2. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030

    ugahairydawgs

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    Turn the mouse off and then back on. There is a LED indicator light for battery life on the device.
     
  3. davidcmc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm aware that you can check if battery is low by turning the mouse off and then on.

    But, I'd like a way to check specific battery percentage in macOS, without having to install Logitech Options (which properly shows me battery percentage, no matter if the mouse is connected through the Unifying Receiver or Bluetooth).
     
  4. DeepIn2U macrumors 603

    DeepIn2U

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    I own one of the Logitech K380 unifying keyboards and the MX anywhere 2S. Seems that this desktop software can detect the battery power of the mouse.

    download: Logitech Options
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...duct/options&usg=AOvVaw3DIseraJugY-VBNnuLT4_1


    screenshots are from Windows yet this same software (MacOS ver) worked the same layout on my MacBook Air 2011 with both hardware plus unifying usb - even as headless upon boot as my MBA has a backlight issue. currently being serviced.
     

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