How do I keep Apple Pencil connected?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

To keep your Apple Pencil connected to your iPad, you can follow these steps:

1. Start by removing the cap from your Apple Pencil. The cap is removable so that you can access the Lightning connector.

2. Next, plug your Apple Pencil into the Lightning connector on your iPad. The Lightning connector is located at the bottom of the iPad.

3. Once you have connected your Apple Pencil, you should see a prompt on your iPad asking you to pair the device. Look for the Pair button and tap it.

4. After tapping the Pair button, your Apple Pencil will be paired with your iPad. It’s important to note that once paired, your Apple Pencil will stay connected until certain actions are taken.

5. In order to maintain the connection, avoid restarting your iPad unless it’s necessary. Restarting the iPad will cause the Apple Pencil to disconnect, and you’ll need to pair it again.

6. Additionally, be mindful of turning on Airplane Mode on your iPad. When Airplane Mode is enabled, it disables the Bluetooth connection, which is necessary for the Apple Pencil to stay connected. If you need to use Airplane Mode, remember to pair your Apple Pencil again after disabling it.

7. If you decide to pair your Apple Pencil with another iPad, be aware that it will disconnect from the previous iPad. To connect it to a new iPad, simply repeat the pairing process described earlier.

It’s worth mentioning that maintaining a close proximity between your Apple Pencil and your iPad is important for a stable connection. If you notice any connectivity issues, try moving closer to your iPad or ensuring there are no obstructions between the two devices.

In summary, to keep your Apple Pencil connected to your iPad, remember to avoid restarting your iPad, disable Airplane Mode when necessary, and pair the Apple Pencil again if you switch to a different iPad. By following these steps, you can ensure a seamless connection between your Apple Pencil and your iPad whenever you want to use it.