Setting up your Apple Pencil

A guide to setup, reconnect, and charge your apple pencil.

The Apple Pencil is a digital stylus pen that works as an input device for the iPad Pro tablet computer.

This article teaches how to setup, reconnect and charge your Apple Pencil. 


o   Setting up the Apple Pencil

 

When setting up the Apple Pencil with a new iPad or a recently reset iPad:

 

1.     Confirm that the Bluetooth on the target iPad is turned on. The Bluetooth will need to be on for the Apple Pencil to function.

2.      Remove the top from the Apple Pencil and insert the device into the lighting port on the iPad. 

3.     Within thirty seconds, the iPad should display a request to pair the Apple Pencil. Select "Pair the device".  Note: if the request to pair does not appear within thirty seconds, then remove the Apple Pencil and reinsert it into the iPad.

4.     Once you have selected "Pair," you can remove the Apple Pencil as it is now ready for use.


o   Reconnecting the Apple Pencil

 

The Apple Pencil is designed to stay connected while the Bluetooth on your iPad remains on.

If the Bluetooth on your device is turned off, if the device is restarted, or if the Apple Pencil loses its charge, then the Apple Pencil will have to be reconnected.

 

1.     Remove the top from the Apple Pencil and insert the device into the lighting port on the iPad. 

2.     After 15 seconds, remove and replace the cap. The Apple Pencil is now ready for use.

 

 

o   Charging the Apple Pencil

 

The Apple Pencil has a good idle battery life and usage time which is powered by an internal battery, however, the Apple Pencil will need to be occasionally recharged.

 

1.     Remove the top from the Apple Pencil and insert the device into the lighting port on the iPad. 

2.     One minute of charge will provide approximately thirty minutes of usage. It will require twenty minutes to fully charge the Apple Pencil.  

 


To learn more about the Apple Pencil, view the Apple support page here.


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Keywords:Apple Pencil, Guide   Doc ID:74967
Owner:Mitchell B.Group:Parkland College
Created:2017-07-31 14:03 CDTUpdated:2017-09-14 17:23 CDT
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