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 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.

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

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

  9. Click Surface Pen. And viola!

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The Surface Go combined with the Surface Pen is the most accessible digital sketchpad on the market. The Surface Pen supports 4,096 levels of pressure on the Surface Go, complete with tilt support and a magnetized edge for keeping your Pen safely stored on the side of your Surface device.

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