7 Best Apple Pencil Tips and Tricks You Should Know

7 Best Apple Pencil Tips and Tricks You Should Know
Tips & Tricks

Apple Pencil—this all new stylus is one of Apple’s latest delight! It has a sleek design, comes in a matte finish touch and one flat edge on a side. Apple Pencil gives users more and more reasons to be more creative on their new iPad Pro and be a touch with their artistic side.

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Apple Pencil is self-sufficient device which relies on wireless charging built into the iPad Pro for power. This beautifully designed Apple accessory is ideal for anyone who likes to sketch, write or if they wish to have a better control over their tablet. From designing, to jotting down notes and signatures, Apple Pencil will surely allow you to make the most of iPad pro.

Let’s explore some of the best Apple Pencil tips and tricks which’ll get you closer to your creative side.

Getting Started

For getting started, you need to first pair your Apple Pencil with iPad. Simply place your Apple Pencil in the charging pad area of your iPad Pro. You will see a visual representation on iPad’s screen along with a confirmation message. Tap on “Connect” to pair your Apple pencil to your iPad pro. Once the device is aptly attached to iPad and connection is successful you can start using your Apple Pencil on your iPad pro.

Charging

Charging

The Apple pencil is a smart stylus which supports wireless charging. So, whenever your stylus is running out of battery here’s what you need to do. Place the Pencil on the charging pad of iPad Pro (near volume buttons) and then let it charge up. You can simultaneously use your iPad while the pencil is getting charged and also see its current battery status.

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Double Tap for Gesture Controls

Double Tap for Gesture Controls

Your Apple Pencil offers far more functionalities that you can possibly imagine. The lower portion of your Apple Pencil near the tip is touch sensitive. Now, whenever you’ll double tap on this portion it’ll trigger a different action depending on which app you’re actively using. For instance, if you’re using Apple Pencil in the notes app then double tapping it will allow you to switch between different selected tools like whether you want to write with sketch pen or use eraser etc.

Capture Notes from Lock Screen

This little trick will allow you to quickly capture notes, even when your iPad is locked. All you have to do is simply tap the pencil icon on iPad screen and write anything. Whatever you jot down will be respectively saved to the notes app so that you can access it later.

Advanced Controls

Advanced Controls

Once your Apple Pencil is paired to your iPad pro, you’ll also be able to access a few advanced settings for taking better control over your device. Head on to Settings>Apple Pencil and here you can manage how you want to use the double tap gesture on your Apple Pencil. You can use it for switching colors, or switch between current and last used tool and so on.

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Pick Wisely

Pick Wisely

If you’re buying the Apple pencil for the first time, then make sure you pick wisely. The new Apple pencil is only compatible with new iPad Pro models. Also, the older version of Apple pencil won’t work on your new iPad Pro which is the 12.9-inch and 11-inch model.

Split View

Split View

You can also use your Apple pencil in a split view mode where you can use it on Safari and simultaneously jot down something on the notes app. Open Safari and navigate to your page of choice. Now, slowly slide your finger form the right side to access split mode. Launch the notes app, set the screen so that you can use both the apps altogether in split mode.

Here were some of the best Apple Pencil tips and tricks that’ll allow you to use your devices up to full potential. Apple pencil is one cover stylus, make the most of it with these handy tips and tricks!

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