How to Reset Your Trackpad on Your Mac?

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Are you having trouble with the trackpad on your MacBook? Is it lagging, unresponsive, or not working properly? If so, don't worry – there are some simple steps you can take to reset the trackpad and get it back up and running.

First of all, if your trackpad is lagging or not responding at all, try resetting the tracking speed. This can be done by going to System Preferences > Accessibility > Mouse & Trackpad and adjusting the tracking speed. If this doesn't work, you should also check the double-clicking settings of the trackpad. This can be done by going to System Preferences > Accessibility > Mouse & Trackpad and adjusting the double-click speed.

If resetting the tracking speed and double-clicking settings doesn't work, you may need to reboot your MacBook. To do this, press Option + Command + P + R right away. Press and hold these buttons for 20 seconds. Release the keys once you hear a boot sound or see the Apple logo for the second time.

If rebooting your MacBook didn't fix the problem, check that your battery is charged enough to power your trackpad. If it isn't charged enough, plug it in and give it some time to charge before trying again.

If your battery is sufficiently charged but your trackpad still isn't working properly, check if there are any installed on your computer that could be causing a problem. Uninstalling any suspicious or problematic apps may help solve the problem.

Finally, if none of these steps have worked so far, you can try resetting both SMC (System Management Controller) and NVRAM (Non-Volatile Random Access Memory). Resetting SMC involves pressing down certain keys in combination with each other while restarting your computer – consult Apple Support for more information about how to do this correctly for different models of Macs. Resetting NVRAM requires holding down certain keys while restarting – again, consult Apple Support for more information about how to do this correctly for different models of Macs.

If none of these steps have worked so far, updating or reinstalling your touchpad drivers in Device Manager may help solve the problem – open Device Manager by entering “device manager” in Search on the taskbar and then selecting Device Manager from the results that appear.

Finally, if all else fails then try holding down the power button on Magic TrackPad for 5 seconds until it turns off then another 5 seconds until the light starts flashing while trying to add it to the new Mac – this should hopefully solve any lingering issues with trackpad lag or unresponsiveness!

How to Reset Your Trackpad on Your Mac? 1

Resetting a Mac Trackpad

To reset your Mac trackpad, you'll need to perform a PRAM (Parameter RAM) reset. This will reset the settings related to your trackpad, including any customizations you have made.

To begin, shut down your Mac and then press and hold down the Option + Command + P + R keys all at the same time. Hold them for 20 seconds, or until you hear a second startup sound or see the Apple logo again. Once you've done this, your Mac will boot back up and the trackpad should be reset.

If that doesn't work, you may need to try resetting the SMC (System Management Controller). To do this on a MacBook with no removable battery, shut down your Mac and then press and hold down the left-side Shift + Control + Option keys all at the same time while pressing down the power button. Hold them for 10 seconds before releasing them and then let your Mac boot up again. This should reset the SMC settings which should also fix any issues with your trackpad as well.

Troubleshooting a Non-Functioning Trackpad

If your trackpad is not working, the first step is to check if you have the latest driver installed. To do this, open Device Manager by entering ‘device manager' in Search on the taskbar. Once in Device Manager, scroll down to Mice and other pointing devices and select your trackpad device. Right-click on it and select Update Driver. If prompted, select Search automatically for updated driver . If a more recent driver is available, it will be automatically installed.

If updating the driver does not fix the issue, try uninstalling and reinstalling the driver. To do this, right-click on the device again in Device Manager and select Uninstall Device from the menu that appears. Then restart your computer and let Windows detect and reinstall the trackpad driver automatically upon startup.

If you are still having trouble with your trackpad after trying these steps, there may be an issue with a setting or configuration of your operating system itself – it could be worth checking out any available updates for your OS as well as looking into troubleshooting guides for specific issues related to your OS version and hardware model.

Resetting a Mac Wireless Trackpad

To reset your Mac wireless trackpad, start by turning it off by pressing the power button for 5 seconds until it turns off. Next, press and hold the power button again for 5 seconds until the light starts flashing. While still holding down the power button, attempt to add the trackpad to your new Mac by going to System Preferences > Bluetooth and clicking ‘Set Up New Device'. Once you see your trackpad in the list of available devices, click on it and follow the setup instructions. Finally, when prompted, release the power button on your trackpad and wait a few moments for it to be successfully paired with your Mac.

Fixing a Glitchy Mac Trackpad

If your Mac trackpad is glitching, there are several steps you can take to try and fix the issue. First, you should reset the trackpad tracking speed. To do this, open System Preferences, then select Trackpad. Here, you can adjust the tracking speed of your trackpad by moving the slider to the right or left to increase or decrease the speed accordingly.

Next, adjust your double-clicking settings. Open System Preferences again and select Accessibility > Mouse & Trackpad. Under ‘Double-Click Speed', you can change how quickly two clicks must be made on your trackpad in order for them to be registered as a double-click.

Rebooting your MacBook can also help with any glitches in your trackpad. Make sure to save any work you have before rebooting – this will ensure that no information is lost during the process.

It's also important to check the battery energy of your laptop – if it's low, it can cause problems with your trackpad functioning correctly. You should also look out for any apps that may be causing issues or look suspicious as uninstalling these could help fix any glitches with your trackpad.

If all else fails, you can reset both the SMC (System Management Controller) and NVRAM (Non-Volatile RAM). You should also make sure that both macOS and all software on your MacBook are up-to-date as this could also help resolve any issues with your trackpad functioning correctly.

Conclusion

In conclusion, resetting the trackpad on your MacBook is a great way to fix any lagging issues that you may be experiencing. It can be done by resetting the trackpad tracking speed, adjusting double-clicking settings of the Trackpad, rebooting your MacBook, checking the battery energy, uninstalling problematic or suspicious apps, resetting SMC, resetting NVRAM, and updating your Mac. Resetting the trackpad can help you keep your device running smoothly and at its best.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.