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How to pair Surface Pen with Surface Go

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The Surface Go is the ultimate Surface sketchpad for any digital artist or notetaker on the move, but how exactly do you pair a new Surface Pen (opens in new tab) to your device?

(Note: This method will work for any current Surface device not just the Surface Go.)

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How to pair a new Surface Pen with your Surface Go

  1. First, make sure your Surface Pen is equipped with a fresh AAA battery (opens in new tab).

  1. Turn on your Surface device, and open the Start Menu.
  2. Click on the Settings cogwheel.
  3. Click on Devices.

  1. Make sure Bluetooth is switched on.
  2. Click Add Bluetooth or other device.
  3. Click Bluetooth. It will start searching for new devices.
  4. Press and hold down the button at the end of your Surface Pen until it pops up on the menu.

  1. Click Surface Pen. And viola!

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Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!