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How do I use the Apple Pencil (1st generation)?

I have an iPad that is compatible with Apple Pencil (1st generation) and I own Apple Pencil 1. Soon I will make the most beautiful drawings on my iPad. But first one thing: pairing Apple Pencil with my iPad. And how do I charge it anyway? In this article I explain how I do all this.

Apple Pencil (1st generation)

Apple Pencil (1st generation)

The 1st generation Apple Pencil is compatible with the following models: * iPad Pro 12.9 inch (1st or 2nd generation)

  • iPad Pro 10.5 inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7 inch
  • iPad (2018, 6th generation)

Please note on: Apple Pencil 1 is therefore not compatible with Apple iPad Pro (2018).

How do I connect Apple Pencil 1?

Linking Apple Pencil 1st generation

Apple Pencil linking is child's work. Is the stylus once paired? Then it stays connected until I restart my iPad, until I switch to airplane mode or until I pair Pencil with another iPad. Re-pairing, I do exactly the same way again.

  1. First I remove the cap from Apple Pencil.
  2. I connect Apple Pencil to the Lightning connector of my iPad.
  3. A screen will open asking if I want to connect Apple Pencil with iPad. I click on link.

How do I charge Apple Pencil 1?

Charge Apple Pencil 1st generation

Is my Pencil empty? Then I charge it again as follows:

  1. I connect Apple Pencil to the Lightning connector of my iPad. It is now charging.

Another way to charge Apple Pencil is with a Lightning cable. I get this included with my iPad. I receive a Lightning adapter with Apple Pencil. This is a small adapter so I attach a Lightning cable to the back of Apple Pencil. This is how I charge Apple Pencil.

How do I use Apple Pencil 1 in Notes?

Drawing with Apple Pencil 1st generation

There are more and more apps that support the use of Apple Pencil. Apps that are standard on iPad and that support Apple Pencil are Mail and Notes. I explain how to draw with Apple Pencil in the Notes app.

  1. I open Notes.
  2. I tap the square with a pencil in it.
  3. Then I tap the icon with the pencil point. Can't I see the icon? Then I first update the * Notes app *.
  4. To sketch, tap + and Add a sketch. Now the drawing can begin!

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