How to pair your Apple Pencil with your iPad Pro

So you’ve finally gotten your hands on a $99 Apple Pencil to use with your iPad Pro. How do you “pair” the two? It’s easy breezy.

The first time you use your Apple Pencil, take off its cap and plug it into the Lightning connector on your iPad Pro. When you see the Pair button, tap it.

If you turn off Bluetooth—for example, if you turn on airplane mode—you'll need to turn on Bluetooth and pair your Apple Pencil again.

You can also plug the Apple Pencil into the super-sized iPad for charging. For a quick charge, plug the writing device into the Lightning connector on your iPad Pro. If the battery runs out, you can just charge it from your iPad Pro for 15 seconds and get 30 minutes of use.

You can also plug into a USB port with the Apple Pencil Charging Adapter and a Lightning to USB cable. To see how much charge your Apple Pencil has left, check the Today view in Notifications on your iPad Pro.