Pairing a pen to an iOS device - Anoto penDirector

(These instructions help you pair a Live Pen 2 to an iOS device via Anoto penDirector.  For instructions on pairing a Live Pen 2 to an iOS device via pairing pidget, go here.)

You will need:

  • iOS device with Live PDF app installed and Bluetooth enabled
  • Live Pen 2 with docking station and USB cable
  • Anoto penDirector installed on a PC

To Pair Your Pen:

  • Connect docking station to a USB port on your PC.  It is recommended to connect directly to the PC, rather than through a USB hub.
  • Dock the pen.
  • Open Anoto penDirector to Pen settings tab.  You should see pen information displayed.
    • If your pen is new, it may have been sent in a completely-silent "shipping" mode.  Docking it will wake it up after a few seconds.
    • Note battery status.  It's a good idea to charge the battery to 50% before pairing.
    • If your pen is new and the battery is very low, it may take several minutes for pen information to appear.  Further, it may take an hour or two for your pen to charge to 50%.
  • Confirm Bluetooth enabled is checked, and that Bluetooth discoverable is checked (or if button, that it appears "pressed").  See screenshot below.

  • With the pen still docked, go to the Live PDF app and select Settings, then Pair Pen, then OK.
  • Watch the app screen.  Once your device finds the pen, confirm the pen pairing.


  • When Live Pen 2 pairing is successful, pen may give one short "bump".
  • When pairing is attempted but unsuccessful, pen may give a longer "buzz".
  • One cause of unsuccessful pairing may be incompatible pen firmware.  If possible, ensure you have the latest firmware installed on your pen.
  • It is not advised to pair pens via the iOS device's Bluetooth settings, as the pairing may be "lost".
  • If you review Bluetooth settings on your iOS device, don't be alarmed if you see your pen listed as "Not connected".  This merely indicates that your pen is not sending ink stroke data to your device at that moment.
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