How to sync a Logitech wireless mouse with a different receiver

what to know

  • Wireless Logitech mice compatible with Logitech Unifying receivers can be connected to any Unifying receiver.
  • You'll need Logitech's Unifying software to pair or unpair a compatible wireless mouse.
  • Mouse not compatible with the Unifying receiver can only be connected to the included receiver or via Bluetooth.

This article includes instructions for synchronizing your Logitech wireless mouse with different receivers and information about using Unifying and non-Unifying receivers. There is also information about disconnecting the mouse from the wireless receiver.

You can use any Unifying Receiver-enabled wireless Logitech mouse with any Unifying Receiver. A single unified receiver can connect up to six wireless Logitech devices, including mice and keyboards.

Most wireless Logitech mice connect via a USB adapter called a Logitech Unified Receiver . Your mouse will come with a receiver, but if you lose your receiver you can sync your mouse to a different receiver.

  1. Download Logitech's Unifying software. It works with Windows 11, 10, 8 and 7, macOS 10.13 and earlier, and ChromeOS.

    If you're running macOS Catalina (10.15) and later, use Logitech Options or Logitech Options+ to add and remove unified devices.

  2. Delete all Logitech Unifying Receivers currently connected to your computer.

  3. Launch the Logitech Unifying application.

  4. A welcome screen will appear. Click Next .

  5. The installer will prompt you to connect the Logitech Unifying Receiver to your computer. Connect it to an open USB port. Click Next .

  6. The next screen will instruct you to turn off your wireless mouse and then turn it back on. Do this and click Next .

    If your wireless Logitech mouse is currently connected to your computer via Bluetooth, the Logitech Unifying Receiver may not be able to detect your wireless Logitech mouse during this step. Disconnecting the Bluetooth connection resolves this issue.

  7. Your mouse should now be connected. The final screen will ask you to confirm that your mouse pointer is working properly. Select the Yes radio button and click Exit .

You can also unpair a device using Logitech Unifying software. Here's how to do it.

  1. Start the Logitech Unifying software.

  2. Click Advanced .

  3. A screen will appear with a list of currently connected Unifying devices. Click the device you want to unpair, then click Unpair .

  • If you lose the Unifying USB receiver for your Logitech wireless mouse, you can purchase a replacement receiver on the Logitech website or on Amazon.

  • If your Logitech wireless mouse supports Bluetooth, you can connect via Bluetooth instead of the receiver. To do this on a Windows 10 PC, go to Settings > Devices > Add Bluetooth . Press the Connect button on your mouse; the device should appear on the screen as an available Bluetooth device. Select it to complete the pairing process and use your mouse.

  • Maybe. First, update your Unifying Receiver if necessary. Then try uninstalling and reinstalling the software and syncing the mouse to the receiver. Check if the correct USB driver is installed on your PC. Search for USB.inf and USB.PNF files. Uninstall any applications that interfere with the receiver, such as software used to connect game controllers. If all else fails, replacing your wireless receiver is easy and relatively cheap.

  • Can't. Logitech's gaming mice, for example, don't support unified receivers and instead use Logitech's "Lightspeed" wireless feature. You can identify a Unifying-compatible wireless Logitech mouse by the square sun icon printed on the mouse. This icon is also located on the Unifying Receiver.

  • Wireless Logitech mice and keyboards connected to a unified receiver cannot connect to other receivers, including those manufactured by Logitech. However, some wireless devices compatible with Unifying Receiver also support Bluetooth.