How to Connect Logitech Signature M650 Wireless Mouse to Your PC/Tablet/Smartphone?

The new Signature M650 is Logitech’s latest offering in the more budget-oriented M-Series Wireless Mouse lineup. It has been specifically designed for business and enterprise customers who are looking for a relatively affordable, wireless, productivity mouse.

With an attractive price tag of $39.99, the M650 is available in 5 different colors (Off-White, Graphite, Rose, Red, and Blue) and 3 variants – the M650 standard model suitable for users with small to medium hands; the M650L for users with large hands and the M650L LEFT for left-handed users.

Alongside basic features that users expect from a wireless, productivity mouse, the Logitech Signature M650 also has a couple of exclusive features in terms of its design aspects. Logitech’s Silent Touch technology built into the M650 Wireless offers extremely quiet clicks from both its left and right button while delivering tactile feedback. On the other hand, the Smart Wheel feature incorporates a dynamic scroll wheel in the M650 which allows for quick and smooth navigation through web pages.

Now that you have considered purchasing the Logitech Signature M650 as your first wireless, productivity mouse for office and remote use, you are still unsure about the ways in which you can connect this wireless mouse to your PC.

Since you have dealt with wired mice throughout your life, you fear that the connection process will be tedious and tiresome. However, you will be surprised to know that the entire process is fairly easy.

In this article, I will include a comprehensive list of all the necessary methods required to connect the Logitech Signature M650 Wireless Mouse to your PC, Tablet, and Smartphone.

Connectivity Options for Logitech Signature M650

There are 2 ways in which you can connect the Logitech Signature M650 Wireless Mouse to your devices. You can either use a USB receiver to establish a connection between your PC and the M650 or you can pair your mobile devices with the M650 via Bluetooth.

Logitech Signature M650.
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The Signature M650 has received support on some of the most popular Operating Systems such as Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, iOS, and even Chrome OS. Therefore, users on any of these platforms can use the M650 without running into any major compatibility issues.

On a general note, if you are using a desktop or laptop as your daily driver, the best practice is to connect the M650 to your PC through a USB receiver. Not only can a USB receiver reduce battery consumption but it also provides a far more secure connection. The included Logi Bolt USB receiver with the M650 allows for a fully encrypted, FIPS secure connection between your PC and wireless mouse.

If you are using a device that does not feature a dedicated USB Type-A port as is the case with all smartphones and tablets, Bluetooth pairing remains to be the only viable option unless you plan on buying a USB Type-A to Type-C adapter.

1. Connect Logitech Signature M650 to Your PC Using Logi Bolt USB Receiver

To connect the Logitech Signature M650 to your PC using the Logi Bolt USB Receiver, follow these steps.

(Note: This method is only applicable to devices that have a dedicated USB Type-A port.)

Step 1: Flip your mouse and take out the Logi Bolt USB receiver from its storage slot inside the battery compartment.

Step 2: Plug in the Logi Bolt USB receiver to a USB Type-A port on your desktop or laptop.

Step 3: Turn on your mouse by sliding the power switch to the right. Make sure that the power switch is in the green ‘ON‘ position.

Step 4: Within a few seconds, the Signature M650 will automatically connect to your PC.

Using the Logi Bolt USB receiver, the Signature M650 Wireless Mouse will work flawlessly on your system without the need of downloading and installing any additional software.

2. Connect Logitech Signature M650 to Your PC/Tablet/Smartphone via Bluetooth

When it comes to Bluetooth connectivity, the method for pairing up the Logitech Signature M650 to your device will vary depending on your Operating System. Therefore, this section of the article will include the various ways in which you can connect the M650 to a Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, iOS, or even a Chrome OS-powered device.

(Note: This method is only applicable to devices that feature Bluetooth connectivity)

Windows (Swift Pairing Feature):

The Swift Pairing feature is enabled on Windows by default. For those of you who didn’t know, the Swift Pairing feature was introduced in Windows 10, version 1803, and allows users to instantly pair their wireless peripherals without the need of navigating to the Settings menu. A notification pop-up appears prompting you to connect your wireless peripherals whenever they are within range.

To allow proper functioning of the Swift Pairing feature, you must update Windows to the latest version. If the Swift Pairing feature is disabled on your PC, you can enable the setting by navigating to Settings>Devices>Bluetooth & other devices and checking the box next to “Show notifications to connect using Swift Pair“.

To connect the Signature M650 to Windows using the Swift Pairing feature, follow these steps.

Step 1: Turn on your mouse by sliding the power switch to the right. Make sure that the power switch is in the green ‘ON‘ position. After that, long-press the Bluetooth button located just above the power switch. You will see a white light blinking rapidly.

Step 2: Once the device has been powered on, Windows will automatically detect the Signature M650 and a pop-up notification will appear on your screen.

Step 3: From the available options, click on Connect.

Bluetooth Pairing on Windows:

If you are already running a much older build of Windows and have no plans of updating it, the Swift Pairing feature will not work in your case. Nevertheless, you can use the standard Bluetooth pairing method by following these steps.

Step 1: Go to Settings>Devices>Bluetooth & other devices and click on Add Bluetooth or other devices. After that, click on the Bluetooth option.

Step 2: Turn on your mouse and long-press the Bluetooth button located above the power switch. You will see a white light blinking rapidly.

Step 3: The Signature M650 will be listed under Add a Device section. Select the option.

Within a few seconds, the Signature M650 will get connected to your Windows-powered PC via Bluetooth.

Mac OS:

Unlike Windows, Mac OS does not feature an instant pairing option. You will have to make use of the standard Bluetooth pairing method. Follow these steps.

Step 1: Click on the Apple icon at the top-left corner of the screen and select System Preferences.

Step 2: From the menu, click on the Bluetooth icon and select Turn Bluetooth On.

Step 3: Turn on your mouse and long-press the Bluetooth button located above the power switch. You will see a white light blinking rapidly.

Step 4: Once the Signature M650 appears on the list, click on Connect to enable the pairing process.

Within a few seconds, the Signature M650 will get connected to your mac OS-powered device via Bluetooth.

Linux:

Since there are over 300 Linux distributions that undergo active maintenance, the location for the Bluetooth option will vary wildly. For this section, I will be listing down the steps using which you can connect the Signature M650 to your computer running Ubuntu.

Step 1: From the Activities overview, type Bluetooth. After that, open the Bluetooth panel and set the switch at the top to the ‘On‘ position.

Step 2: Turn on your mouse and long-press the Bluetooth button located above the power switch. You will see a white light blinking rapidly.

Step 3: Select the Signature M650 from the Devices list and click on Confirm. Make sure to finish this setup within 20 seconds to avoid timeouts.

Within a few seconds, the Signature M650 will get connected to your Linux-powered PC via Bluetooth.

Android and iOS:

If you want to connect the Signature M650 to an Android-powered device, follow these steps:

Step 1: From the Settings menu, locate the Bluetooth option. It should be listed under Connected devices.

Step 2: Tap on Pair new device. This will turn on Bluetooth for your device. You can also turn on Bluetooth from the Quick Settings menu by swiping two fingers from the top of the screen.

Step 3: Turn on your mouse and long-press the Bluetooth button located above the power switch. You will see a white light blinking rapidly.

Step 4: Select the Signature M650 from listed devices and click on Pair.

If you want to connect the Signature M650 to an iOS-powered device, follow these steps:

Step 1: From the Settings menu, tap on the Bluetooth option and toggle the switch to on.

Step 2: Turn on your mouse and long-press the Bluetooth button located above the power switch. You will see a white light blinking rapidly.

Step 3: The Signature M650 should be listed under Other Devices. If you get a “Bluetooth Pairing Request” prompt, tap on the Pair option.

Within a few seconds, the Signature M650 will get connected to your Android and iOS-powered devices via Bluetooth.

Chrome OS:

To connect the Signature M650 to your Chromebook, follow these steps.

Step 1: From the lower-right corner of the Taskbar, click or tap on the Bluetooth icon.

Step 2: Enable the toggle switch to turn on Bluetooth.

Step 3: Turn on your mouse and long-press the Bluetooth button located above the power switch. You will see a white light blinking rapidly.

Step 4: Select the Signature M650 from listed devices and click or tap on Pair.

Within a few seconds, the Signature M650 will get connected to your Chrome OS-powered device via Bluetooth.

Following the aforementioned methods, you will be able to connect your Logitech Signature M650 Wireless Mouse to your PC, Tablet, and Smartphone using either Bluetooth or Logi Bolt USB receiver. If you encounter any issues during the process, leave a comment down below.

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