How to connect an old Apple Pencil to any new iPad

If you recently became the proud owner of a new 10th generation iPad or upgraded from an old one to any current Apple tablet in a fresh design, and at the same time you still have the 1st generation Apple Pencil, then this direction will save you a few ₹ 82000. We tell you how to connect an old Pencil to any of the new iPad models.
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How to connect an old Apple Pencil to any new iPad

This fall, Apple introduced the 10th generation iPad, which received a redesign with flat edges in the style of all the company’s other tablets, but at the same time inherited some interesting features of previous models (I will tell you more about the most controversial tablet of 2022 in a separate review).

The most significant drawbacks of the new tablet were the slow USB port, albeit Type-C, and compatibility only with the old Apple Pencil. Moreover, if you already have a stylus, then you will need to purchase a special adapter for ₹ 744. Apple claims that without this adapter, you will not be able to connect the stylus to the iPad. By the way, in many countries of the world, this “detail” is in terrible shortage and it is impossible to buy it without a pre-order.

As it turns out, you can still get an old Apple Pencil to work with the new 10th-generation iPad or any other Apple tablet, including the iPad mini, iPad Air, and even the iPad Pro. As a temporary solution, this is the best option.

To do this, follow these steps:

  • Unpair your Apple Pencil on your old iPad by connecting it to the Lightning port and selecting Settings > Bluetooth > Forget Device from the menu ;
  • Connect the Apple Pencil to the charger (via the supplied adapter) or to the iPhone (directly);
  • Download the LightBlue app to your new iPad ;
  • Start LightBlue and wait for the search to complete;
  • At the bottom of the screen, select Apple Pencil and enter the code 1234 ;
  • Ready.

Now you can use the first generation Apple Pencil with any iPad, but with one caveat – you have to reconnect the stylus every time in the LightBlue app after several hours of inactivity.

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