How to Connect Your Apple Pen

Learn how to connect apple pen to your iPad or iPhone so you start writing and drawing.

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Open apple pencil case lid.

Open the Apple Pencil case lid. The case has an built-in battery that charges the Apple Pencil when it’s stored inside.

To turn on your Apple Pencil, flip the switch on the side of the pencil. The tip of your Apple Pencil should rest on the screen near the bottom corner of your iPad.

Tap the lower-left corner of the screen, then tap . Or open an app that supports Apple Pencil, then turn on Allow Full Access in Settings > Safari.

When you see , connect your Apple Pencil to iPad.

Plug the Apple Pencil into the Lightning connector on your iPad.

When you plug in your Apple Pencil, iPad Pro recognizes it and shows the Dock. From here, you can choose which tools and apps to use with Apple Pencil.

Open the Notes app and tap the Create Note button . Or tap an existing note.
Tap , then tap Draw with Apple Pencil.
If you don’t see , tap More, then tap Customize Toolbar.
Tap Done or the button to return to your note.

The green LED on the Apple Pencil blinks three times when the Apple Pencil pairs with your iPad.

Tap Connect when prompted.

When you see the “Connect” prompt, tap it with your Apple Pen. If successful, a checkmark will appear next to “Connect.”

After you connect the Apple Pencil, it charges automatically.

If you have an Apple Pencil (1st generation), remove the cap and insert the Lightning connector into the charging port on the side of thePencil.

If you have an Apple Pencil (2nd generation), remove the cap and twist the Lightning connector to unscrew it. Insert the connector into the charging port on your iPad and tighten it back up.

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