In this article, we’ll show you how to connect Apple Pencil to iPad to get the most out of both devices.
There are few things as intuitive and user-friendly as the iPad and Apple Pencil when it comes to Apple products. The iPad is a great device for taking notes, sketching out ideas, and staying connected on the go. The Apple Pencil is the perfect tool for those who want to get the most out of their iPad.
How to Connect An Apple Pencil to Your iPad
To connect your Apple Pencil and an iPad, all you have to do is charge the Apple Pencil.
If you have an Apple Pencil of the first generation, remove the cap from the Pencil’s back and connect it to your iPad’s charger port. Tap the Pair button to unlock your iPad.
You can attach your second-generation Apple Pencil to the magnetic connector on the iPad’s side. Tap Pair if it asks you to pair it.
Your Apple Pencil will remain paired until the iPad is restarted, turned on Airplane Mode, or connected to another iPad.
Is Your Apple Pencil Compatible with Your iPad?
Before you start, ensure your Apple Pencil works with your iPad.
Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
- You can connect your second-generation Apple Pencil to these iPad models.
- iPad mini (6th generation)
- iPad Air (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9 inch (3rd Generation) and later
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st Generation) and later
Apple Pencil (1st generation)
You can connect your first-generation Apple Pencil to these iPad models.
- iPad (9th generation)
- iPad (8th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
iPad Air (3rd Generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9 inch (1st generation or 2nd generation).
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
How to Set Up Apple Pencil
After confirming that your Apple Pencil works with your iPad, it is time to pair them. Check out our Tip of the Day newsletter to learn more about your iPad and Apple Pencil possibilities.
1. If you have an Apple Pencil of the first generation, take off the cap and insert the Apple Pencil into the iPad. Continue to step 3.
2. Attach your second-generation Apple Pencil using the magnetic connector to attach it to your iPad.
3. Tap Pair.
4. Now, you can disconnect your Apple Pencil.
5. Tap Settings.
6. Scroll down to tap on Apple Pencil.
7. This page allows you to see the charge remaining on your Apple Pencil and lets you adjust its settings.
8. If you prefer to use your Apple Pencil only for drawing and writing, toggle Only Draw with Apple Pencil.
9. To convert handwritten text from a text area into type, toggle Scribble.
10. Tap Try Scribble for practice writing in a text box and have it converted to type.
11. To toggle the on/off of taking screenshots using your Apple Pencil, tap Left Corner Swipe. This gesture works even if Only Draw with Apple Pencil is on.
12. To toggle Quick Note with Apple Pencil, open or close, tap the Right Corner Swipe. This gesture works even if Only Draw with Apple Pencil is on.
Your Apple Pencil should now be ready for use.
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There are many benefits to connecting your Apple Pencil to your iPad. With the Apple Pencil, you can take notes, draw, and navigate your iPad more easily.
The Apple Pencil is also more precise than your finger so that you can select items more accurately. In addition, the Apple Pencil can be used to play games and control apps. Thanks for reading!