Use Apple Pencil with your iPad
Whether you want to do something as simple as add your signature to a PDF, or you’re an artist who needs to draw and sketch, you can use Apple Pencil to take your iPad experience to the next level.
New note, no waiting
To quickly create a note, wake your iPad, then tap the Lock screen with Apple Pencil. In an instant, a new note appears, ready for your sketches. Easily reposition the Markup toolbar by dragging it to any edge.
Create a signature with Apple Pencil in a few easy steps. Swipe up from the bottom corner of the screen, tap + in the Markup toolbar, choose Signature, sign your name, then tap Done.
When you next need your signature, you don’t have to sign again. Just tap + in the Markup toolbar of a supported app, then tap Signature.
Mark up in a moment
Want to call attention to the fine print on a web page? Decorate a portrait of the family cat with hearts and rainbows? Use Apple Pencil to swipe up from the bottom corner to capture the screen, choose a tool from the Markup toolbar, then start writing or sketching.
Sketch it out
Drawing and writing with Apple Pencil is easy. You can rest your palm on the display without it registering as a mark. And as you draw, increase your pressure for thicker lines, and tilt your pencil to shade.
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