how to set up the apple pencil

Apple Pencil for iPad Pro

Apple Pencil for iPad Pro

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    Hi Judy,

    Assuming you have an iPad Pro or the New iPad, just remove the cap from one end of the Apple Pencil and connect it to the lightning port (same opening you place the charging cable) on Home Button side of your iPad. Go to Settings --> Bluetooth --> and you should see your Apple Pencil asking to pair with your iPad (Bluetooth Pairing Request). Choose Pair. You should then see Connected.

    Now swipe down from plastic just above top of screen and you'll see time and date --> swipe screen from left to right and scroll down looking for batteries. If not there touch Edit at bottom of screen and choose the Batteries widget. This is where you can see the current charge on your Apple Pencil which is charged directly from your iPad.