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Setting up your Pen

Surface Pen is an accessory for your Surface Studio that unlocks the true Windows Ink experience. If you have a Surface Pen, you can keep it safe and ready to use by attaching it to the left side of the screen via the magnetized placement. The Pen includes several buttons whose use can be customized to meet your needs, whether you want to start OneNote or take a screenshot or anything in between.

Step 1: Update your Surface To make sure you have the latest drivers and updates, go to Start, select Settings, and then go into the Update & Security section. You’ll see which updates are available under Windows Update. Install the updates and restart your Surface if necessary. Step 1.5 [if you have the original Surface Pen]: Install the battery            
  • Unscrew the top of the pen (the part with the purple button).
  • Insert an AAAA battery with the positive end of the battery pointing toward the writing tip.
  • Screw the top back on.
An AAAA battery is pre-installed in the new Surface Pen for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. If it needs to be replaced, follow the steps above. Step 2: Pair your Surface Pen Please note that you can pair the new Surface Pen with Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book as well as with Surface 3 or Surface Pro 3.
  • Go to Start, and select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth.
  • Turn Bluetooth on. If Surface Pen appears in the list of discovered devices, it may not be properly paired yet. So, select it from the list and remove the device.
  • Surface will then re-discover the Surface Pen when you hold down the top button of the Surface Pen for about seven seconds–until the light in the middle of the pen clip starts to flash (on the original Surface Pen) or the light on the flat side of the pen glows white (on the new Surface Pen).
  • When the pen now appears in the list of Bluetooth devices, select it and then choose “Pair.”
That’s it! Your Surface Pen is now paired. If the pen shows as “Not connected” in your Bluetooth list, double-check that all the latest updates are installed on your Surface. Now that your Surface Pen is connected and ready to use. Try it out. Why not try the whiteboard app. Take some notes