How to Change the Tap Gesture on the Apple Pencil 2

To go with the new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, Apple designed a second-generation Apple Pencil. In addition to doing away with the Lightning connector thanks to a new built-in magnetic charging method, the Apple Pencil 2 also supports tap gestures.


Tap gestures can be used to do things like swap between a drawing tool and an eraser in a sketching app, which is a super handy way to switch between two tools quickly. You can customize the settings of your Apple Pencil 2 on your iPad. Here's how:

  1. Open up the Settings app on the iPad with the Apple Pencil connected.

  2. Choose the "Apple Pencil" section.

  3. Select the function you want the tap gesture to have.


You can choose between three options for the tap gesture on the Apple Pencil: Switch Between Current Tool and Eraser, Switch Between Current Tool and Last Used, and Show Color Palette. You can also choose to turn the tap feature off entirely if it's not useful.

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