Pencil won't pair to iPad Pro

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zorinlynx, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 603

    zorinlynx

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    I've inherited an iPad Pro 9.7" at work and an Apple Pencil. The iPad works great but the pencil won't pair.

    I connect the pencil to the iPad and get a "Bluetooth Pairing request", hit "Pair" and the Pencil briefly appears under "My Devices" but then drops down to "Other Devices" and the pairing never completes.

    Am I doing something wrong? I figured this was supposed to be straightforward. Is there a way to "reset" the Pencil to a factory state?

    Luckily I'm so giddy about getting an iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard that the pencil is secondary, but I really would like to get it all working!
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

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    I had one of my pencils do this and Apple said the battery in the pencil was bad so they replaced it.
     
  3. zorinlynx thread starter macrumors 603

    zorinlynx

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    Bah, this Pencil is already a couple of years old and long after warranty.

    Oh well, I guess I'll enjoy the rest of the iPad. Already loving the Smart Keyboard. :)
     
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    Newtons Apple

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    Next time you are near an Apple store . . . . it does not hurt to ask.
     

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