I use an Apple Magic Mouse 2 with my laptop when working from my home office. Recently I've run into some serious sluggishness, but but there's a few quick ways to address them.

Fingers crossed 🤞 this works as well for others with similar problems.

The first lesson is to keep your mouse charged. Lots of reports of bad behavior relate to the device having a lower battery. Charge regularly and there's a good chance you'll be off to the races again.

If you use a mouse pad, make sure your hand position isn't keeping the mouse too near to the top edge of the mousepad. Passing over any edge/threshold (for some optical sensors) can create confusion and cursor stutter, though it really seems to stand out with the Magic Mouse.

And for the fun stuff: from a Lifewire article I came across, there's this:

There are a number of preference files related to the mouse that could be causing the problem. As a result, you can [...] get rid of all of them, and let your Mac rebuild the preferences.

The culprits we're looking for are located in your ~/Library/Preferences folder. You'll want to delete the following:

  • com.apple.AppleMultitouchMouse.plist
  • com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse.plist

Reboot to rebuild them, and (hopefully!) enjoy a smooth and snappy magic mouse experience.

Again, more details at Lifewire for the curious.