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Wondering how to connect Apple Pencil to iPad? Well, here’s how!
Apple Pencil and iPad is possibly one of the best tablet and peripheral combinations in the eleven-year history of the tablet. Whilst the idea of using a stylus with a touchscreen for note-taking, drawing, and sketching is nothing new, it’s that Apple polish that makes the Apple Pencil and iPad experience a cut above the rest.
Multiple companies have tried to emulate its success, from the Microsoft Surface line to the latest Samsung Galaxy tablet lines, but the pinpoint accuracy, sensitivity, and overall feel of the product are second to none.
Before buying an Apple Pencil to go with your iPad, you’ll need to see if your iPad is compatible and with which Apple Pencil. It’s worth noting that 10th generation iPad has swapped out the Lightning port in favor of a USB-C port. Therefore, you’ll have to invest in a USB-C to Apple Pencil adapter and a compatible USB-C charge cable.
You can use Apple Pencil (1st gen) with these iPad models:
Alternatively, you can use the Apple Pencil (2nd gen) with these iPad models:
If you find your Apple Pencil isn’t working, it may need a good charge before using it, especially if you’ve bought one that’s preowned. Once the Apple Pencil’s battery is fully charged, see below for instructions on how to connect and pair your Apple Pencil to an iPad.
Remove the top cap on the Apple Pencil to reveal a Lightning connector that you can plug into your iPad’s charging port. If you have an iPad 10th-gen, you’ll require a USB-C to Lightning adapter. Plugging in your Apple Pencil should prompt a ‘Pair’ button to appear on-screen. Simply tap Pair, and your Apple Pencil is good to go!
You should find that there’s a magnetic connector on the left-hand side of your iPad that will connect the 2nd generation Apple Pencil to your device. Simply place your iPencil on the magnetic connector to charge and pair it with the iPad.
Here are the official troubleshooting steps from Apple if this is the case. It’s worth noting that your Apple Pencil and iPad should stay connected until you restart your device, turn it on Airplane Mode, or pair up your pencil with another iPad. So, you might just need to re-pair the two again if you’ve done any of those things recently. If you’re still out of luck, you can contact Apple Support to help you get the problem solved.
Hopefully, you’re Apple Pencil is now successfully connected to your iPad, and you can start enjoying the experience of using a high-end stylus and tablet together. For everything iOS, make sure to follow and bookmark the PCGuide News and iOS hubs.