Just got an Apple Pencil? Follow along for how to connect both the first- and second-generation Apple Pencil with your iPad.
Apple Pencil is easier to pair with your iPad than most Bluetooth devices, you don’t even need to go into Settings to do it.
If you’re curious what model you have, the first-generation Apple Pencil is fully cylindrical with a glossy finish and Lightning connector, the second-generation has a flat side with a matte finish and no Lightning connector.
How to connect Apple Pencil with iPad
First-generation Apple Pencil
- Remove the cap from the end of your Apple Pencil
- Plug it into your iPad
- Look for the prompt on your iPad, tap Pair
Second-generation Apple Pencil
- Place the Apple Pencil on the magnetic connector on the side of your iPad
- Look for the prompt on your iPad
- Tap Connect
Read more about Apple Pencil on the official support page here.
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