How to Troubleshoot Surface Pen not Showing up in Bluetooth

My pen won't pair with my Surface On your pen, press and hold the top button until the LED light blinks to turn on Bluetooth pairing mode . On your PC, select Start >, Settings >, Bluetooth &, devices .

Are you having trouble launching OneNote with your Surface Pen? Specifically, the eraser button, also known as the OneNote button, does not seem to do its job. Don’t worry; this can be caused by a few problems, and we’ve got you covered!

First and foremost, let’s start with the basics. The button is operated using Bluetooth, which is powered by a battery inside the pen. Therefore, it’s crucial to check and make sure that the battery has power. One easy way to know this is if the pen can still draw on the screen. If the pen can draw, then the battery is good enough for the Bluetooth button to operate. If not, you can check out a separate tutorial on how to change the battery inside the new Surface Pen.

Once you’ve checked the battery and it’s working correctly, you might want to repair the pen with your Surface. To do that, go to the settings page, select devices and Bluetooth. If your pen shows up, you can try to remove it first. Then, to pair the pen, hold down the OneNote button for five seconds to initialize the pairing mode. A little white light will come on inside, indicating that you have successfully entered pairing mode. Once the light starts flashing, you’ll be able to find the Surface Pen inside the device list, and you can pair it.

Note that sometimes, pairing the Surface Pen may not work on the first try. If this happens, it would be best to try again. Once the pairing is completed, the button should be able to launch OneNote again on your Surface. Give it a try, and if it doesn’t work the first time, try again.

In some cases, the Surface Book might just crash, but this could be due to the recentness of the product’s release. Bugs in the OS, as well as the firmware, might still be present. Microsoft should release a fix soon, but keep an eye out for any updates.

In conclusion, if you’re having issues with your Surface Pen, follow these simple troubleshooting steps. Make sure to check the battery, repair the pen with your Surface, and try again if the pairing doesn’t work. We hope that this tutorial will help you solve any problems you may have with your Surface Pen.


How do I make my Surface Pen discoverable?
Select Start >, Settings >, Bluetooth &, devices >, Add device >, Bluetooth.Press and hold the top button of your pen for 5-7 seconds until the LED flashes white to turn on Bluetooth pairing mode.Select your pen to pair it to your Surface.
How do I pair my Surface Pen without LED?
Put Surface Pen in Pairing Mode. To put a Surface Pen in Bluetooth pairing mode (enable Bluetooth discoverable mode) ... Select Start and open the Settings app. ... Go to Devices. ... Select “Add Bluetooth or other devices” ... Select “Bluetooth” ... Select “Surface Pen” ... Click “Done”