How to fix mouse stuttering on Windows 10

This simple configuration will stop stuttering, lag, freezes, and other problems when using a Bluetooth mouse on Windows 10.

Surface Laptop (silver) with mouse
Surface Laptop (silver) with mouse

On Windows 10, when using a Bluetooth mouse, you probably notice issues, such as stutter, lag, or freeze as you try to move the pointer around. If you step out of your computer, when you come back, you may even notice that the mouse will stop responding entirely.

If you’re experiencing any of these connectivity problems using a Bluetooth mouse, it’s likely that your device is equipped with a wireless Bluetooth chip from Intel, and it’s set to save power.  

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to fix stuttering and other problems when using a Bluetooth mouse on Windows 10.

How to fix stuttering with Bluetooth mice on Windows 10

To fix mouse problems when using Bluetooth, do the following:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Device Manager and click the top result to open the experience.

  3. Expand the Bluetooth category.

  4. Right-click Intel Wireless Bluetooth and select Properties.

    Device Manager, Bluetooth
    Device Manager, Bluetooth
  5. Click on the Power Management tab.

  6. Clear the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power option.

    Disable Bluetooth power saver option
    Disable Bluetooth power saver option
  7. Click the OK button.

  8. Close Device Manager.

Once you’ve completed the steps, your mouse should start working normally. This should fix not only stutters, but also lag, freezes, and it will prevent the mouse from stop responding.

Although these instructions should work to fix common connectivity problems with your Bluetooth mouse, it may not work for every situation.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.