Apple Magic Mouse 2: How long to charge the battery?

I recently bought a new iMac, and it came with a “Magic Mouse 2,” which is like the original Magic Mouse, but this one has a built-in battery. (It would have been nice if the documentation mentioned that, but that’s another story.) Once I figured out that you could charge it, I quickly wondered, “How long do you need to charge the Magic Mouse 2?”

The short answer

The short answer is that Apple doesn’t seem to publish this information anywhere. They have this article, Recharge the built-in battery in your Apple accessory, but it only has very basic information.

The author of this Gizmodo article states that Apple told him that a two-minute charge could get the Magic Mouse 2 to last a full day. However, he said that in his “tests” he needed four two-minute charges to make it through his day. He does, however, imply that his mouse lasted nearly two months on a single charge.

More information

Here are a few more resources:

  • AppleInsider states that a full charge should last up to one month.
  • If you dig through the reviews on this Amazon.com page, you’ll find that someone states that a full charge will last up to a month and a half.

This 9to5mac.com article probably has the best information I can find:

Magic Mouse 2 is said to charge up for 9 hours of use in about 2 minutes and about a month’s worth of use in just a couple hours.”

Assuming normal use of the English language in that sentence (as opposed to “the sales guy said...”), I’m going to assume this means that the Magic Mouse 2 can be completely charged in 2-3 hours.

Until I find more information, I’ll have to say that’s the best answer I can find.