Apple Pencil was introduced in the year 2015. The main purpose is to aid the iPad users in drawing, note-taking, and marking up documents. It has a plastic tip that connects with the iPad display. And the first-generation Apple Pencil has a lightning connector. But the second generation models charge with the iPad Pro. Apple Pencil attaches to the side of your iPad and it changes itself. So, you don’t want to use any wire to charge your Apple Pencil. You need to activate and pair your Apple Pencil to an iPad to draw or do anything with your Apple Pencil.
How to Activate Apple Pencil 1st Gen
1. Take the 1st generation Apple Pencil.
2. Remove the cap of your Apple Pencil and plug it into your iPad charging port.
3. Next, unlock your iPad.
4. The Bluetooth pairing request will appear on the screen.
5. Tap the Pair button to connect your first-generation Apple Pencil with your iPad.
How to Activate 2nd Generation Apple Pencil
1. First, unlock your iPad.
2. Keep your Apple Pencil on the magnetic strip.
3. Now, the Bluetooth pairing request will appear on the screen.
4. Click the Pair button to pair your Apple Pencil with your iPad Pro.
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How to Use Apple Pencil
1. Once you pair your Apple Pencil with your iPad, disconnect it from your iPad.
2. Navigate to the Settings on your iPad.
3. Next, select Apple Pencil from the Settings menu.
4. On the screen appears, you can check the Apple Pencil charge percentage.
5. Swipe the toggle near Only Draw with Apple Pencil for drawing and writing only with your Apple Pencil.
6. Next, turn on the Scribble to cover the handwritten text in a text area to type.
7. Turn on the Left Corner Swipe to take screenshots.
8. Enable the Right Corner Swipe to open the Quick Note on the iPad.
9. Finally, you can start using your Apple Pencil on your iPad.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Currently, both the Apple Pencil first and second generations are compatible only with the iPad. You can’t use it on your iPhone.
No, you can’t use your Apple Pencil while charging.