How to pair your Apple Pencil with the iPad Pro in three easy steps
Eye on Apple
By Jim Lynch, CIO
Apple’s new iPad Pro is now available, and one of the best things about it is the Apple Pencil. The Apple Pencil is designed to provide much greater precision than a finger when using the iPad Pro.
But before you can use the Apple Pencil with the iPad Pro, you need to pair the two of them, and I’ll show you how in this tip.
How to pair the Apple Pencil with the iPad Pro
It’s very easy and quick to pair your Apple Pencil with the iPad Pro, and here’s how you can do it:
1. Remove the cap from your Apple Pencil.
2. Plug your Apple Pencil into the Lightning connector on your iPad Pro.
3. Tap on the Pair button when you see it.
And that’s it, that’s all you need to do to pair your Apple Pencil with the iPad Pro. Apple has obviously done a great job making pairing fast and efficient with these two devices, and most iPad Pro users should have no trouble doing it.
Discover more about the Apple Pencil
If you aren’t familiar with all the great stuff the Apple Pencil can do, you might want to take a peek at its page on Apple’s site. Here’s some information that you’ll find there about the Apple Pencil:
You may never have seen Apple Pencil before, but you already know how to use it. From the first moment, it does what you expect. And then far more. Whether you’re sketching in the park, painting a watercolor portrait, or drafting a blueprint, Apple Pencil gives you a variety of tools in a single instrument. You hold it, but it doesn’t hold you back.
The lightning-fast responsiveness of Apple Pencil separates it from other creative tools. That’s because its latency — the tiny delay between when you begin drawing and the time it appears on the screen — has been reduced to an almost imperceptible level.
Within its slender case are intricate and accurate pressure sensors, capable of measuring a range of forces. The carefully positioned sensor determines precisely how hard the tip of Apple Pencil is being pressed down. Press harder to draw thicker lines. Or use a gentle touch for wispy hairlines. The variety of creative effects is virtually limitless. Which means you are as well.
Two tilt sensors built within the tip of Apple Pencil calculate the exact orientation and angle of your hand. As you naturally write or draw, the relative positions of each of these sensors can be detected by the Multi-Touch display. So you can create shading effects simply by tilting Apple Pencil the way you would a charcoal or conventional pencil.