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How to Configure Apple Pencil on an iPad Pro

IPad Tablets

Configure Apple Pencil

The Apple Pencil is a stylus that is compatible with the iPad Pro tablets, featuring a 10.5-inch, 12.9-inch, or even the older model with 9.7-inch display. To use the Apple Pencil on an iPad Pro, first ensure the device is on and unlocked, and then plug in the stylus’s lightning connector to the device’s microUSB port. Then you will get to see a Bluetooth pairing request appearing on the screen of iPad Pro – tap on Pair to pair Apple Pencil with the iPad Pro.

If you can pair the Apple Pencil to any one of the three competent iPad tablets, you can make full use of the device. Apple Pencil will let you draw sketches, take down notes, or even navigate the device; but first, you need to pair the compatible iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil to use the stylus.

The Apple Pencil does not have LED light indicator on its body. Instead, you can toggle through iOS settings to know the battery level of Apple Pencil. Pull down from the iPad Pro’s top bezel to access the notification center of iOS or swipe right from lock screen and go to Batteries widget.

In case you do not see the widget, tap on Edit at the bottom of the navigated screen and tap on green colored ‘+’ button next to Batteries to add the same as a screen widget. Then, you can check the battery level of the Apple Pencil easily by navigating through the screens of iPad Pro.

When the Apple Pencil reaches 20, 10, and 5 percent battery, you will get warnings in your paired iOS device, and then you can charge the stylus. In fact, you can even charge the Apple Pencil with the iPad Pro. Apple Pencil’s quick-charge feature will give you thirty-minute backup after a fifteen seconds charge.

Once you are done using Apple Pencil for the day, you may need to un-pair the Apple Pencil from any one of the compatible iPad tablets. For that, launch the Settings app from the home screen, tap on the Bluetooth icon, and tap on the Info button next to the Apple Pencil under My Devices section. Now tap on Forget to un-pair Apple Pencil for the day. To repair, simply insert the stylus to the iPad Pro’s lightning port.