Easy methods to Repair Logitech Mouse Lag on M1 Macs

When using a Logitech mouse over Bluetooth on an M1 iMac, MacBook, or Mac mini, keep getting cursor lag? Many reasons – such as wireless interference, a faulty Bluetooth module, or translation problems with the support software – can cause this. But we can show you how to fix it.

Work your way through the list of troubleshooting tips below to fix Logitech mouse lag on your Apple Silicon M1 Mac.

1. Charge your Logitech mouse

A Logitech mouse, whose battery is almost empty, can also be significantly delayed compared to Bluetooth. If the Logitech Options app shows a lower charge, connect your mouse to your M1 Mac using the charging cable and see if that helps.

2. Reconnect your Logitech mouse

Disconnecting and reconnecting your Logitech mouse to your M1 Mac is another way to fix a lagging Bluetooth connection. In the meantime, if you're using an iMac or Mac mini, make sure you have another wired or wireless mouse available to interact with the macOS user interface.

To disconnect your Logitech mouse, open the Apple Menu and go to System settings > Bluetooth. Then, Ctrl-click the mouse and select Removed. Choose Removed again to confirm.

Follow that by reconnecting the mouse to your Mac. To do this, press and hold the pairing switch on the device until it appears in the Bluetooth section of the Mac.

3. Eliminate radio interference

Eliminate any sources of Bluetooth interference near your Mac. For example, other wireless peripherals, poorly shielded power cables, or kitchen appliances can cause your Logitech mouse to lag and stutter.

It's also a good idea to disconnect any other pointing devices that you might have paired with your Mac using Bluetooth.

4. Reset your Mac's bluetooth module

Sometimes, though rarely, the bluetooth module on your Mac can fail for no reason. Apple knows this, which is why you have the option to reset it.

So open the Mac's Control Center and select Bluetooth while holding down both layer and opportunity Key. Then choose Reset bluetooth module. Your Logitech mouse should automatically reconnect to your Mac after the module resets itself.

If you're using a Mac with macOS Monterey or later, you may not see the Reset Bluetooth Module option. In this case, try to restart the Bluetooth module via the terminal. To do this, open the Launchpad and choose miscellaneous > terminal. Then run the following command:

sudo pkill bluetoothd

5. Update your Mac's operating system

By installing the latest version of macOS you can eliminate any underlying issues that are causing your Logitech mouse to lag. For example, the M1 Mac mini had a lot of issues with bluetooth mice in general when it was released. However, a macOS Big Sur Point update fixed this.

In our case, the full upgrade to macOS Monterey helped eliminate cursor lag on a Logitech MX Master 3 paired with an M1 iMac. Therefore, it is always a good idea to keep your system software updated.

Open that Apple Menu and select System settings > Software update > Update now or upgrade now to update or upgrade your operating system.

Related: How to Update Your iPhone: iOS, Apps, and Backups

6. Reset your Logitech mouse to its default settings

Once you've customized your Logitech mouse using the Logitech Options app, it's a good idea to reset the device to its default state and see if that makes a difference.

Choose restore default settings in the Logitech options to reset the mouse to factory settings.

7. Go to Logi Options + Beta

The Logitech Options app on Mac plays a vital role in getting the most out of your Logitech mouse. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, Logitech hasn't released a native Apple silicon version, so your M1 Mac will need to run it through Rosetta 2 (the translation engine that converts x86 programs into working Apple silicon apps). Obviously, an unoptimized app can lead to problems.

However, Logitech has an open beta for its upcoming Logi Options + app. Although it also runs on top of Rosetta 2, it is a significantly improved version of Logitech Options. So give it a try on your Mac. It might just work to fix your mouse problem.

8. Reset your Mac's Bluetooth settings

If the problem persists, try resetting the Bluetooth settings on your Mac. You can do this by deleting the corresponding PLIST (Property List) file. So open Finder and choose walk > Go to folder. Then enter the following path and press Enter:

/ Library / Settings /

In the folder that appears, find the following file and move it to the trash:

com.apple.Bluetooth / plist

Restart your Mac and the operating system should create a newer version of this file from scratch. If a damaged or defective Bluetooth PLIST file was the cause of the problem, there should be no more delay.

Related: Bluetooth not available on your Mac? Some fixes worth trying out

9. Connect your mouse to a Unifying receiver

If none of the above fixes worked, the best way to fix the problem is to use the USB Unifying receiver that came with your Logitech mouse. You can also use one from any other Logitech peripheral you own. Unifying receivers help devices establish a more stable connection than Bluetooth.

However, a Unifying receiver requires a USB-A to USB-C adapter or compatible USB hub to connect to your Mac. You will also need to use the Logitech Unifying Multi-Connect utility (accessed through the Logitech options) to connect your Logitech mouse to your Mac through the Unifying receiver.

If you did not receive a USB Unifying receiver (the Logitech MX Master for Mac does not come with one in the box), you will need to purchase it separately from Logitech.

A lag-free Logitech experience … Finally

The suggestions and solutions above should have helped you get your Logitech mouse working on your M1 Mac without any lag. Logitech doesn't offer native support software for Apple silicon just yet, so keep an eye out for an M1 version of Logitech Options or Logi Options +. Hopefully this will finally solve the problem.

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Dilum Senevirathne
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Dilum Senevirathne is a freelance tech writer and blogger with over three years of experience contributing to online technology publications. He specializes in topics related to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, Windows and Google web apps. Dilum holds an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from CIMA and AICPA.

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