How to pair your Surface Pro with Surface Pen manually

Microsoft devices intends to make our life and work a lot easier. Microsoft Surface Pro, one of the most productive devices comes with a new Surface Pen. The Surface Pro Pen offers many advantages. It lets you write, draw, or mark documents digitally. The company claims it has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity and reduced latency. At the top of it you can find a digital eraser to erase writings not required. Pressing the top button quickly confirms the action and instantly opens OneNote app.

pen top button

Thus, the new Surface Pen is rightly a great tool. Let’s see how to pair your Surface Pro with Surface Pen manually.

Pair Surface Pro with Surface Pen

Go to Start Windows logo, and select Settings.

Then choose Devices and select Bluetooth. Before proceeding any further, make sure Bluetooth is On.


If Surface Pen appears in the list of discovered devices, select it and select Remove device.

Now, hold down the top button of the pen for about seven seconds, until the light in the middle of the pen clip starts to flash.

pen light

If the above method fails to work, make sure that you have installed the Surface Touch Controller firmware correctly.

Go to Start menu of Windows 10 and select Settings > Devices > Device Manager.

Devices manager

Next, select the arrow next to Firmware and look for the touch controller firmware for your Surface.

Here, if you find the firmware listed and do not see a ‘caution sign Yellow triangle icon’, be assured the firmware is installed correctly. If the firmware name is in the list but has a caution sign Yellow triangle icon adjacent to it, go to Start Windows logo, and select Power > Restart.

Remember, choose Restart, not Shut down.

Follow the above 2 steps again to ensure the touch controller firmware is installed correctly.

Source: Microsoft.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.

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