What iPads Work With the Apple Pencil?

If you’re considering purchasing an iPad and want to know if it’s compatible with apple pencil you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll go over which iPads work with the Apple Pencil so you can make an informed decision.

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iPad Models That Work With the Apple Pencil

The Apple Pencil is a great way to take notes and doodle on your iPad. But which iPad models are compatible with the Apple Pencil? Let’find out.

iPad (6th generation)

Apple pencil support was introduced in the 6th generation iPad, released in 2018. This iPad model is compatible with the 1st and 2nd generation Apple pencils.

iPad mini (5th generation)

The iPad mini (5th generation) was released in 2019 and is compatible with the first-generation Apple Pencil.

iPad Air (3rd generation)

The Apple Pencil (1st generation) and Apple Pencil (2nd generation) work with the following iPad models:

-iPad Air (3rd generation)
-iPad mini (5th generation)
-iPad (6th generation)
-iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generations)
-iPad Pro 10.5-inch
-iPad Pro 9.7-inch

iPad Pro (11-inch)

The 11-inch iPad Pro is a great choice if you want a balance of compactness and screen real estate. It’s also compatible with the 2nd generation Apple Pencil, which attaches magnetically to the side of the tablet and charges wirelessly.

iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation)

The iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) is compatible with the Apple Pencil (2nd generation).

iPad Models That Don’t Work With the Apple Pencil

The first iPad model that was compatible with the Apple Pencil was the iPad Pro. Since then, other iPad models have been released that are also compatible with the Apple Pencil. However, there are still some iPad models that don’t work with the Apple Pencil. Let’s take a look at those models.

iPad (5th generation)

The iPad (5th generation) is not compatible with the Apple Pencil (1st generation).

iPad Pro (9.7-inch)

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro was released in 2016 and is not compatible with the Apple Pencil.

iPad Pro (10.5-inch)

The Apple Pencil doesn’t work with the iPad Pro (10.5-inch).

iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation)

The iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation) is not compatible with the Apple Pencil.

How to Use the Apple Pencil With Your iPad

The Apple Pencil is a great tool for taking notes, sketching, or drawing. But which iPads does it work with?

Here’s a rundown of which iPad models are compatible with the Apple Pencil:

iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generation)
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Pro 9.7-inch
iPad (6th generation)
iPad Mini (5th generation)
iPad Air (3rd generation)

If you have one of the above iPads, congrats! You can use the Apple Pencil with your device. Here’s how to get started:

Pairing the Apple Pencil with your iPad is easy. Just make sure your iPad is running iOS 11 or later, then follow these steps:

1. Uncap the Apple Pencil and plug it into the Lightning connector on your iPad.

2. When prompted, tap Continue on your iPad.

3. After a few seconds, you should see the Pair button appear on your screen. Tap it to finish pairing process.

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