Apple Magic Trackpad



  • DIMENSIONS:19 – 0.43 x 6.3 x 4.52 inches
  • WEIGHT: 51 pound
  • CONNECTIONS: Bluetooth, Lightning Port, Wireless
  • SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Bluetooth-enabled Mac with OS X 10.11 or later/iPad with iPadOS 13.4 or later
  • COLOR: White/Black


The white Apple Magic Trackpad will enable Force Touch on your Mac or iPad. It has Force-Touch technology, the entire spectrum of Multi-Touch motions, and is wireless and rechargeable. The trackpad’s surface sensors can distinguish minute variations in the pressure you apply. The Magic Trackpad has a sizable glass surface area that stretches from end to edge, and it can immediately pair with your Mac. Using the woven Lightning to USB Type-C cable that is provided, the inbuilt battery may operate for up to a month (use may vary).

Quick Start

Your wireless Apple Magic Trackpad uses Bluetooth® technology to connect to your Mac and comes with two AA batteries installed. Read these instructions to update your software learn about the indicator light, pair and use your trackpad, and replace the batteries.

Updating Your Software

To use your Apple Magic Trackpad and all its features, update your Mac to Mac OS X version 10.6.4 or later, and then install the latest trackpad software. To update to the latest version of Mac OS X, choose Apple (K) > Software Update from the menu bar and follow the onscreen instructions.

When installation is complete and you restart your Mac, use Software Update again to make sure all available updates are installed.

About the Indicator Light

The indicator light displays the status of your Apple Magic Trackpad and the batteries.

  • When you first turn on your trackpad, the indicator light glows steadily for 2 to 3 seconds, indicating the batteries are good.
  • If your trackpad isn’t paired with a Mac, the light blinks to indicate your trackpad is in discovery mode and ready to pair (pairing means connecting your trackpad and Mac to each other wirelessly).
  • If you don’t pair your trackpad with your Mac within 3 minutes, the light and the trackpad turn off to conserve battery life. Press the On/off button on your trackpad to turn it on again, allowing you to pair it with your Mac.
  • When your trackpad is on and connected, the indicator light turns off.

Apple Mac Mini with Apple M1 (1)

Turning on Your Trackpad

To turn your on trackpad, press and hold the on/off button until the indicator light comes on.

Pairing Your Apple Magic Trackpad

To use your Apple Magic Trackpad with your Mac, you first pair them so they can communicate wirelessly.

To pair your trackpad:

  1. Choose Apple (K) > System Preferences, and then click Trackpad.
  2. Click “Set Up Bluetooth Trackpad …” in the lower-right corner.
  3. Press the On/off button on your trackpad to turn it on.
  4. Click Continue when your trackpad is detected.

Once your trackpad is paired with your Mac, use Software Update again to make sure you have the latest software installed.

Removing a Pairing

After you pair your Apple Magic Trackpad with a Mac, you can pair it again with a different Mac. To do this, you first remove the existing pairing and then pair the trackpad again.

To pair with a different Mac:

  1. Choose Apple (K) > System Preferences, and then click Bluetooth.
  2. Select your trackpad in the Bluetooth preferences pane.
  3. Click the Delete (–) button in the lower-left corner.

To pair your trackpad again, see “Pairing Your Apple Magic Trackpad.”

Using Your Apple Magic Trackpad

Your Apple Magic Trackpad has a Multi-Touch surface for moving the pointer and performing gestures. To set up gestures and set other options, choose Apple (K) > System Preferences, and then click Trackpad.

Position your Apple Magic Trackpad on a firm level surface.  When you move the pointer or perform gestures, you can rest your hand comfortably on the Apple Magic Trackpad and slide your fingers lightly on the surface.

When you perform trackpad gestures, slide your fingers lightly on the trackpad surface. Trackpad gestures work in many applications.

Here are some ways to use your Apple Magic Trackpad:

  • Drag two fingers up, down, or sideways to scroll in an active window.
  • Secondary-click (right-click) to access shortcut menu commands.
  • Use two-finger pinching to zoom in or out on PDFs, images, photos, and more.
  • Use two-finger rotating to rotate photos, pages, and more.
  • Swipe three fingers to rapidly page through documents, move to the previous or next photo, and more.
  • Swipe four fingers left or right to activate Application Switcher so you can cycle through open applications. Four-finger swiping works in the Finder and all applications.
  • Swipe four fingers up or down to show the desktop or display all open windows in Exposé.

For more information, see Trackpad preferences or choose Help > Mac Help and search for “trackpad.”

Renaming Your Apple Magic Trackpad

Your Mac automatically gives your Apple Magic Trackpad a unique name the first time you pair it. You can rename it in Bluetooth preferences.

To rename your trackpad:

  1. Choose Apple (K) > System Preferences, and then click Bluetooth.
  2. Select your trackpad in the Bluetooth pane of System Preferences.
  3. Choose Rename from the Action ( ) pop-up menu in the lower-left corner.
  4. Enter a name and click OK.

Changing the Batteries

Your Apple Magic Trackpad comes with two AA batteries installed. You can replace them with alkaline, lithium, or rechargeable AA batteries.

Important:  Dispose of batteries according to your local environmental laws and guidelines.

To change the batteries:

  1. Use a coin to remove the battery compartment cover.Apple Mac Mini with Apple M1 (2)
  2. Insert the batteries into the battery compartment as shown here.Apple Mac Mini with Apple M1 (3)
  3. Replace the battery compartment cover.


WARNING:  Replace or recharge both batteries at the same time. Don’t mix old batteries with new batteries and don’t mix battery types (for example, alkaline and lithium batteries). Don’t open or puncture the batteries, install them backwards, or expose them to fire, high temperatures, or water. Don’t charge nonrechargeable AA batteries. Keep batteries out of the reach of children.

Battery Level Indicator

To check the battery level, choose Apple (K) > System Preferences, and then click Trackpad. The battery level indicator is in the lower-left corner.

Note:  When you aren’t using the Apple Magic Trackpad, it goes to sleep to conserve battery power.

If you won’t be using your trackpad for an extended period, turn it off.


To clean the outside of your trackpad, use a lint-free cloth. Don’t get moisture in any openings or use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives.


When using your Apple Magic Trackpad, it’s important to find a comfortable posture, change your position often, and take frequent breaks.

For information about ergonomics, health, and safety, visit the Ergonomics website at

More Information

For more information about using your Apple Magic Trackpad, open Mac Help and search for “trackpad.” For support and troubleshooting information, user discussion boards, and the latest Apple software downloads, go to Regulatory Compliance Information

FCC Compliance Statement

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  • This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  • this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. See instructions if interference to radio or television reception is suspected.

Radio and Television Interference

This computer equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio-frequency energy. If it is not installed and used properly—that is, in strict accordance with Apple’s instructions—it may cause interference with radio and television reception.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device in accordance with the specifications in Part 15 of FCC rules. These specifications are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

You can determine whether your computer system is causing interference by turning it off. If the interference stops, it was probably caused by the computer or one of the peripheral devices. If your computer system does cause interference to radio or television reception, try to correct the interference by using one or more of the following measures:

  • Turn the television or radio antenna until the interference stops.
  • Move the computer to one side or the other of the television or radio.

Move the computer farther away from the television or radio. Plug the computer into an outlet that is on a different circuit from the television or radio. (That is, make certain the computer and the television or radio are on circuits controlled by different circuit breakers or fuses.)

If necessary, consult an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple. See the service and support information that came with your Apple product. Or, consult an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions.

Important:  Changes or modifications to this product not authorized by Apple Inc. could void the EMC compliance and negate your authority to operate the product.

This product was tested for EMC compliance under conditions that included the use of Apple peripheral devices and Apple shielded cables and connectors between system components.

It is important that you use Apple peripheral devices and shielded cables and connectors between system components to reduce the possibility of causing interference to radios, television sets, and other electronic devices.

Responsible party (contact for FCC matters only): Apple Inc. Corporate Compliance 1 Infinite Loop, MS 26-A Cupertino, CA 95014 Industry Canada Statements Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. Europe— EU Declaration of Conformity For more information, see

Apple and the Environment Apple Inc. recognizes its responsibility to minimize the environmental impacts of its operations and products. More information is available on the web at:

Battery Disposal Information

Dispose of batteries according to your local environmental laws and guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can this be used with windows/pc?

Yes, it can be used with Windows PC but with limited features.

Anyone used a stylus with this pad? If so which one?

You can make use of styli that work with standard touchscreen devices (IE They mimics your fingers conductivity)

Is this trackpad clickable like a MacBook trackpad?

Yes, it is clickable.

Do protective skins work?

Protective skins aren’t recommended.

Is this compatible with an old iMac 21” desktop?


Does it work with Android?


Would this work with a Pixelbook?

If your PixelBook has Bluetooth connection, yes it will work.

How do I charge my trackpad without a seaport?

It is charged using a lightning charger.

Will this work with an M1 iMac?


Is this compatible with a 2009 21.5” iMAC MC950ll/C 500GB?


When charged up, can you use pad without Bluetooth on?

Technically, it would be wireless at that time, but it would also require a USB connection. Bluetooth is required if you want it to be wireless.

Can it be used while it is charging?

Yes, it can be used while it is charging.

Can you click this pad to select? Is it tactile?


How long is the cable that comes with this track pad in inches?

41.5 inches

Does the magic trackpad replace the use of a mouse?

Yes, it replaces the use of a mouse.

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