How to Add Apple Pencil to Find My App (All Generations) 

Wondering how to add your Apple Pencil to the Find My app? Keep reading. 

Picture the scene: you have just spent hundreds of dollars on an iPad and Apple Pencil, only for your stylus to disappear under mysterious circumstances. Even though the Apple Pencil 2 and Apple Pencil Pro both have a magnetic edge that connects to your iPad, one second is all it takes to lose them. 

Luckily for you, the creatives at Apple have come up with a built-in solution. The Find My app will keep your stylus safe, and with an Apple Pencil costing over $100, it has the power to protect your wallet too. 

what is the Find My app?

If you are desperately Googling “how to find my Apple Pencil” you might have come across the Find My app. This aptly named app is on all iOS devices. 

Essentially, when you lose your iOS device, the Find My app should be your first pit stop. It locates lost devices, provided you have added them to the app. You can get directions to the location of your missing iOS device and even play a sound when you’re nearby. 

can I add my Apple Pencil to the Find My app?

Yes, you can add your Apple Pencil to the Find My app. 

The Find My app is automatically installed on every iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac, but you still need to set it up and add your Apple Pencil.  

can I add Apple Pencil 1 to the Find My app?

Unfortunately for those of us that have Apple Pencil 1, the stylus isn’t compatible with the Find My app. 

The oldest Apple Pencil 1 doesn’t have Bluetooth connectivity, meaning there is no way for it to communicate its location with the Find My app. This is one of the biggest downsides of purchasing the Apple Pencil 1, especially for college students and professionals who want to travel with their Apple Pencil. And considering all the other benefits of the newer Apple Pencil models, spending $30 extra to get one of the newer styluses makes sense.  

To learn everything you need to know about your new stylus, read the complete guide to Apple Pencils

how to add Apple Pencil 2 and Apple Pencil Pro to the Find My app

The good news is that you can Find My Apple Pencil with the later models. 

Even better, adding your Apple Pencil to the Find My app is super simple. 

  1. Go to the Find My app 
  2. Tap Devices
  3. Attach your Apple Pencil 2 or Apple Pencil Pro* 
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions 

It really is that simple! You should be able to add your Apple Pencil to the Find My app within a minute. 

*Remember, you need to turn Bluetooth on to pair Apple Pencil 2 and Apple Pencil Pro to your iPad.

how to add your iPad to the Find My app

If you’re searching for how to find my Apple Pencil, the chances are you want to protect your iPad too. We recommend adding your iPad to the Find My app for an extra layer of protection.

To connect your iPad to the Find My app, you need to connect the device to your Apple ID. 

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > Find My 
  2. Sign in or, if you don’t have an Apple ID, tap “Don’t have an Apple ID or forgot it?” 
  3. Follow the instructions 
  4. Select Find My iPad, then activate the feature 

While you’re doing this, you can also activate Find My Network. This allows the Find My app to locate your iPad even when it is not connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network. You can also turn on Send Last Location, which automatically sends the location of your iPad to Apple when the battery is critically low. 

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