How to connect Apple Pencil to iPad?

Got a new Apple Pencil? Good decision. Now you will get the best out of your iPad. Pair Apple Pencil with iPad and your user experience will reach a whole new level. Like a pen on paper, you can use an Apple Pencil on your iPad to write, sketch, highlight or even sign a document. The handwritten notes can be transformed into texts. The coalition of an iPad with an Apple Pencil can realise any 90s kid’s fantasy of transforming their notebooks into a magical one.  But the first step of this magical journey is to pair the devices.

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But before getting into the pairing process, there’s another aspect to look at.

Apple Pencil compatibility with different iPad models

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Not all models of Apple Pencil are compatible with all models of iPad. As of May 2024, there are three models of Apple Pencil, the 1st Generation, the 2nd Generation, and the USB-C model. For tablets, there are different generations of iPad, iPad Pro, Air, and Mini. So let’s have a quick look at which Apple Pencil works with which iPad.

Apple Pencil (1st Generation) –

  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation and later)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st & 2nd generation)

Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)

  • iPad mini (6th generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (all generations)

Apple Pencil USB-C

  • iPad (10th generation)
  • iPad mini (6th generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (all generations)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation and later)

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So before proceeding, please make sure that your iPad is compatible with your Apple Pencil.

How to connect the Apple Pencil to the iPad?

Now, the method to pair Apple Pencil with iPad varies for different models. Below, you will get the steps for each of them. But before that, you must update to the latest iPadOS. Also, iPad 10th generation users will need a USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter and Apple Pencil USB-C users need to get hold of a USB-C cable.

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To pair Apple Pencil (1st Generation),

  • Remove the Apple Pencil cap.
  • Plug it directly into the Lightning Connector of your 6th to 9th-generation iPads. For an iPad 10th generation, plug it with a USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter.
  • Tap on the pair button that will appear on your iPad.
  • Once paired, unplug your Apple Pencil from the Lightning Connector or USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter.

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To pair Apple Pencil (2nd Generation),

  • Find the Magnetic Connector of your iPad on its side.
  • Attach your Apple Pencil to it.
  • Wait for them to pair.
  • Then remove your Apple Pencil.

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To pair Apple Pencil (USB-C),

  • Slide the end of your Apple Pencil to open the USB-C slot.
  • Then plug a USB-C cable into it.
  • Plug the other end of the cable into your iPad.
  • Wait for the pair button to appear on your iPad and tap on it.
  • Once paired, unplug the cable.

Your devices will remain paired until your iPad is restarted or the Apple Pencil is paired with another device. If your Apple Pencil won’t connect to your iPad, make sure you are using the latest version of iPadOS, your Apple Pencil is compatible with your iPad, and there is no physical damage to your devices. In the case of the latter, you can always seek professional help.

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iOS 17.4: Details That you Need to Know

The new iOS update is about to drop like a confetti at a surprise party, and it is about to make your phone experience more thrill than a rollercoaster ride. It is the same as if your iPhone just got a VIP pass to the coolest tech party in town, where the features are so fresh they might do cha-cha on your home screen. But what are the features, and when it’s going to be released? Rumors have aired all around, however, there are still a few days left for the update to drop in the market. To know about all the details regarding iOS 17.4, let’s buckle up to recount the tales of innovation, where your device armed with features can make your PC look basic.

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Apple has given a big note regarding the 17.4 OS Update. Some biggest updates are available for the people in the European Union, and also a ton of features are available worldwide. Along with this release the users will also get Watch OS 10.4 Beta 5, Mac OS Sonoma 14.4 Beta 5, TV OS 17.4 Beta 5, Vision OS 1.1 Beta 4, iOS/iPad 16.7.6 RC & 15.8.2 RC. But here we will spark a light on iOS 17.4, the size will come in at 6.46 GB on an iPhone 15 series, and the new built number will be 21E217.

iOS 17.4: Release Date: It is believed that the Apple aficionados across the globe will be able to download the update on 6th March.

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Apple is about to come up with some major change in the app ecosystem in the EU. According to the new rules stipulated by the EU Digital Markets Act, some massive changes are coming up for iPhone users based in the EU. To minimize the risks for the users, Apple is about to come up with the removal of home screen web apps which could happen with iOS 17.4. It is believed that EU users will be able to continue accessing websites directly from their Home Screen through a bookmark with minimal impact to their functionality.

The update will allow users to download and install the apps outside of the app store through alternate marketplaces.

Apple is about to give the EU users more choice over more apps they use as the defaults on their devices.

Alternative payment options will be available and Safari will no longer be the only default browser.

Third-party apps will be able to set the default. Users will be able to get a splash screen while opening safari, and it will help them to choose a new browser.

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Let’s explore the new iOS 17.4: Features that are coming to your device:

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Podcast: While playing your favourite podcast, you will get a new feature that will help you to play the transcription of the podcast. Play the podcast, tap on the button, and it will show you the transcription of that podcast and highlight the words which are being said. The search button will allow you to search for any words, and the scrolling option will help you to scroll up and down to find anything you need.

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Cash Card Virtual Number: Apple has added the Apple cash card virtual number, in case if the Apple Pay option is compromised the users can go to the wallet app, the virtual card number will help them to make a purchase.

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CarPlay: With the upcoming update, Apple maps will present a new instrument cluster experience with upcoming maneuvers that can be swapped between the main display and the instrument cluster by tapping the map configuration button.

The update to CarPlay on iOS 17.4 will support the cars that are already on the road.

The dual screen CarPlay setup has the navigation system that appears with all the details.

  • It will notify you with the warning in case a door is open.
  • Display the air pressure of the tires.
  • Adjust the temperature inside the car.
  • Access the FM.
  • Whenever you turn off your car with a CarPlay connection you will get a good-bye message on the screen of the car.

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Emoji: More than 100 new emojis will be introduced with 17.4, including a phoenix, breaking chain, mushroom, like, emojis with a yes or no signals and many more.

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Stolen Device: Apple will update the stolen device protection feature with the new iOS 17.4 version. It will add an extra layer of security to ensure that your data will be safe and secure. Tap on the always option, it will help to delay while changing the security settings as the person has to wait for 1 hour. A FaceID is required for changing the settings.

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iMessage: The users are about to get a major security update for iMessage in iOS 17.4, Apple is implementing a new pq3 security system which is a state of the art security technology. The new post quantum cryptographic protocol that Apple is going to use in iOS 17.4 and it can increase the security from level 1 to level 3, it can be even more protective for its user’s information.

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Digital Clock: A new digital clock widget will be added on the home screen.

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Battery Health Percentage: This new update will come only with the iPhone 15 series, the battery health percentage will not be there, the listing will only display normal unlike before when the users used to get a percentage right once they went into the battery section. You could tap on the option to get further details such as the percentage, maximum capacity percentage, cycle count, manufacture date, and first use.

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Stopwatch: A live activity function for the stopwatch feature on the iPhone will be added. Turn it on from the clock app, it will show a dynamic island and display the lock screen.

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Safari: While browsing any website, if that website has animation the new update will help you to play and pause the animation by tapping on the AA button, and selecting the play all animations option.

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Messaging with Siri: This feature will help you to send messages to Siri, and it will be able to read the incoming messages in different languages such as French, German, Spanish, Chinese and more. To enable the option go to Siri, turn on the automatically send messages.

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These are the rumors about the upcoming iOS 17.4, to know the exact details and to download the latest version of iOS, you have to wait for a few days. Your iPhone can be even more smart with the new iOS 17.4 version installed in it. However, it can’t protect your device from any malfunction. For any internal issues, connect to the nearest iphone repair provider recommended by Apple to get a bright solution for all the woes.

App Store is not working? Tips to cheer it up

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Think about the largest shopping mall in your town. Imagine that’s the only mall. You can get anything there, and most of it is for free! You visit there often and pick up anything that will make your life easier. Nowadays you don’t even give the place a proper glance, because you are so habituated to it. Then one day suddenly, you see that you can’t enter it anymore! Scary, right? You might experience the virtual version of this fear if your iPhone cannot connect to the App Store.

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It all starts with an error message that comes uninvitedly when you try to open the App Store. It reads loud and clearly, ‘Can’t Connect To The App Store’. And it leaves you confused. But in the tech wizarding world, there’s a spell for every tricky situation. And in this particular case, you will get many for one. But before going there, let’s take a look at the most common sources of this error.

  • Network Connectivity Issue
  • Outdated Operating System
  • Incorrect Time & Date Adjustment
  • Error in Apple’s Server

And below we have covered them all. So without wasting any further words, let’s get to the troubleshoots that you can try to get your App Store back.

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How to get App Store back on iPhone?

Check your connectivity – Okay! This is basic. But this is for those who are not reading this blog on the same iPhone. If you are using WiFi, then reconnect with the router. If it still doesn’t work, switch to mobile data and allow the App Store to use a data connection. To do that,

  • Open Settings
  • Tap Mobile Service
  • Scroll for the App Store
  • Toggle on the switch beside it

Then try reconnecting the App Store. If it works, voila! If it doesn’t, keep reading.

Update your iOS – The operating system software of your iPhone is like fashion, it keeps on evolving. All you need to do is to keep updating from time to time. And if you fail to do so, consequences can make you unable to download apps from the App Store. To check if you are using the latest version of iOS, go to Settings, click on General, and tap on Software Update. If there’s any available update, click on Update and Install. Once the iOS is updated, try opening the App Store.

Reset Time & Date – In earlier days, there was a habit of intentionally keeping the watch dial fifteen minutes ahead of the actual time to avoid delays. If something similar had been done to your iPhone, it may stop your App Store from working. So time travellers, please calm down! Go to Settings → General → Date & Time. Turn on the Set Automatically toggle. Then get back to the App Store.

Check Apple’s Server Status – Though the best minds are working with the best machines to keep the entire Apple server running, even then, they are just humans, and machines! Both have limitations. On rare occasions, errors appear on the App Store server. So before coming to the conclusion that your iPhone App Store is gone for good, check the status of the server. You can do so by visiting Apple’s System Status page.

So now you do know about how to get your app store back. Hopefully, any of the above tricks will work for your iPhone. And if nothing works out, then the disease can be something more serious. You better consult an expert to get your App Store back.

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