Last Updated on October 11, 2022 by Ernests Embutnieks
If you are an iPad user and want to make the best out of your device, pairing it with an Apple Pencil is highly recommended. This small gadget can unlock the world of possibilities and features that will make working on an iPad easier and faster.
But before you start taking notes or drawing illustrations with your Apple Pencil, you have to pair it with an iPad. Let’s look at the compatibility of the Apple Pencil (1st and 2nd generation) and how to make it work with your iPad.
How to pair Apple Pencil – 1st generation to iPad
The first thing you will notice about this Apple Pencil is a cap on the top. You need to take it off and plug in your Pencil to the lightning connector. Of course, unlock your iPad. The Bluetooth Pairing Request should pop up almost immediately. Tap on it, and start using your Pencil right away!
Once you pair your Apple Pencil with an iPad, it should stay that way. You can pick up your Pencil at any time and start working. On the other hand, your Pencil could disconnect when you go to Airplane Mode.
How to pair Apple Pencil – 2nd generation to iPad
Pairing the 2nd generation Apple Pencil with an iPad is even easier than the 1st generation! First of all, unlock your iPad and then find the side that has the magnetic strip. Take your Apple Pencil and place it there. You will see the Bluetooth Pairing Request on your screen. Tap on Pair.
There are some rare cases when Apple Pencil doesn’t connect to your iPad. In that situation go to Settings>Bluetooth>Apple Pencil
That’s why I love Apple products. When you need to connect them to each other, it’s simple. You don’t need to read any manuals. You take your Apple Pencil out of the box, attach it to your iPad, and you’re connected.
We recommend getting Apple Pencil to those users that want to take advantage of all iPad’s features: you will be able to draw, take notes, sketch, add notes to documents you’re editing, and other things. We also recommend getting a screen saver.
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