How to connect Apple Pencil 2 to a compatible iPad

How to connect Apple Pencil 2 to a compatible iPad

Apple Pencil 2Compared to the first generation model, it is a smarter and more modern looking pen that works with high-end iPads. It eliminates the wired pairing and charging mechanism and moves to a more futuristic, magnetic mechanism. If you’re planning to buy an iPad and an Apple Pencil 2, make sure you get the right pair. This is because iPads that support the first generation model are not compatible with the second generation and vice versa. Here’s how to connect the Apple Pencil 2 to a compatible iPad.

List of iPads that support Apple Pencil 2

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th Gen)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th Gen)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd Gen)
  • iPad Pro 11 inch (3rd Gen)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd Gen)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st Gen)
  • iPad Air 5
  • iPad Air 4
  • iPad Mini 6

Connect Apple Pencil 2 to a compatible iPad

  1. Enable Bluetooth on your iPad through the Control Center or the Settings app.
  2. Place the flat side of the Apple Pencil 2 on the right edge of the iPad (if you’re using it in portrait orientation).
  3. Apple Pencil 2 will magnetically attach to the edge of the iPad.
  4. Once connected to iPad, it automatically pairs itself with your iPad. An Apple Pencil head will vibrate for a second.
  5. The alert notification will then be fixed and the battery percentage of the Pen will appear instantly. This is an indication that the Pen has successfully connected to the iPad.
  6. Request! You can now start using your Apple Pencil with your iPad. If you need to recharge the pen, let it dock on the edge of the iPad as well.

Apple Pencil 1Unlike , you don’t need to stick this smart pen into iPad’s port to connect, pair or charge. The magnetic edge works as a universal mechanism for pairing and recharging. It is also a convenient way to store the Pen when not in use.

Top Apple Pencil (2nd generation) – Bottom Apple Pencil (1st generation)

Which iPad model are you using with the Apple Pencil 2? Let us know in the comments section below.

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