Use Surface Slim Pen with Surface Duo

Write naturally on Surface Duo 2 using Surface Slim Pen 2 (not included), Surface Slim Pen (not included), or Surface Pen (not included). After you place the pen in the charger, you're ready to jot down ideas and write in apps that use pen and ink. For example, open Microsoft OneNote on your Surface Duo, start a new note, then write with your pen. To learn more about OneNote, see Microsoft OneNote for Android on the Microsoft Support site.

For the best experience, use Surface Slim Pen 2 and pair it over Bluetooth with your Surface Duo 2. For example, after pairing, you can check the pen battery level, customize pen shortcuts, and update your pen in Settings > Connected devices > Surface Pen.

To pair Surface Slim Pen 2 and Surface Duo 2

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, then tap and hold Bluetooth  in quick settings.

  2. On the Connected devices screen, tap Pair new device.

  3. Press and hold the top button of the pen for 5-7 seconds until the LED light flashes white. This puts the pen into pairing mode.

  4. Tap Surface Slim Pen 2 to pair your pen with your Surface Duo 2.

Note: Bluetooth pairing for Surface Slim Pen or Surface Pen isn't supported on Surface Duo 2.

After you pair your Surface Slim Pen 2, tap Surface Pen in Connected devices, then check for updates under Pen information. After you update your pen there, you can tap either screen to pair and update your pen again anytime as needed.

  • Surface Duo 2 in compose mode with Surface Slim Pen 2.

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Write naturally on Surface Duo using Surface Slim Pen 2 (not included), Surface Slim Pen (not included), or Surface Pen (not included). After you place the pen in the charger, you're ready to jot down ideas and write in apps that use pen and ink. For example, open Microsoft OneNote on your Surface Duo, start a new note, then write with your pen. To learn more about OneNote, see Microsoft OneNote for Android on the Microsoft Support site.

If you have Surface Slim Pen 2, you can pair it over Bluetooth with your Surface Duo to get more from it. For example, after pairing, you can check the pen battery level and customize pen shortcuts in Settings > Connected devices > Surface Pen.

To pair Surface Slim Pen 2 and Surface Duo

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, then tap and hold Bluetooth  in quick settings.

  2. On the Connected devices screen, tap Pair new device.

  3. Press and hold the top button of the pen for 5-7 seconds until the LED light flashes white. This puts the pen into pairing mode.

  4. Tap Surface Slim Pen 2 to pair your pen with your Surface Duo.

Note: Bluetooth pairing for Surface Slim Pen or Surface Pen isn't supported on Surface Duo.

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