Get Started with your Bamboo Fineline.

Here's where to learn how to set up your stylus and pair it with some great apps. Below we have a quick and easy step-by-step description for you and some videos to show how the app pairing works.

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Get to the best results in just 4 quick and easy steps!


Step 1: Prepare your stylus

Start by connecting it to your computer or USB charger, using the cable provided.

Your stylus is ready when the LED turns off.

Step 2: Prepare your iPad®

Open your iPad settings.

Activate Bluetooth® wireless.

In "General" settings, switch off "Gestures".

Step 3: Install or open a supporting app

To use your stylus, you need to download a Wacom stylus compatible app that must be paired with your stylus.

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  • Pressure-Sensitivity
  • Shortcut-Functionality
  • Available on iPad
  • Available on iPhone

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    Adobe Draw
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    Adobe Sketch
  • 512_100
    ArtRage
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    Astropad
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  • Sketch Club
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    Tayasui Sketch
  • Zen Brush app
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  • zoom notes app
    Zoom Notes

Step 4: Pair the app with your stylus

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Open the app and find its Settings menu.

Open the Settings menu to enable the stylus support.

You may need to open a notebook to pair your stylus.

Press the stylus button. The LED starts blinking blue.

Pairing is completed when the LED stays on.

Repeat all of step 4 when pairing with an app for the first time.
Each time you re-enter an app, pair by pressing your stylus button.

Accessories

Thin Stylus Nib

3-pack of standard, replacement nibs that can be used with Bamboo Fineline, Bamboo Fineline 2 or Bamboo Stylus fineline.

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Bamboo Paper – Turn your mobile device into a paper notebook

Bamboo Paper turns your device into a paper notebook. Capture your thoughts and ideas, notes, sketches and drawings as straightforward and easy as with a real pen and paper.

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Frequently Asked Questions

First, prepare your smart stylus:

  1. Charge your Bamboo Fineline by connecting it to your computer or USB charger, using the cable provided.
  2. Your stylus is ready when the LED turns off. The battery charges in about 2 hours.
  3. Turn on your stylus by twisting it. The LED will blink blue for 2 seconds.

Then, prepare your iPad or iPhone:

     4. Open the Settings app:

             a . Activate Bluetooth® wireless.

             b. In “General” settings, switch off “Gestures.” If using an iPhone, skip this step.

To use your stylus, you need to:

Download a Wacom stylus compatible app and pair it with your stylus. To see a list of compatible apps and pairing videos visit www.wacom.com/finelinego:

     5. Open the app and find the “Settings” menu.

     6. Open the “Settings” menu to enable stylus support. You may need to open a new note or notebook to pair your stylus.

Pairing differs by app. Please see the pairing videos at www.wacom.com/finelinego for more information.

Press the button on your stylus. The LED starts blinking blue. Pairing is complete when the LED stays on.

     8. Repeat steps 5 – 7 when pairing with another app for the first time.

The location of the “Settings” menu and the precise steps necessary will vary from app to app, so it’s best to follow the instructions in the apps. Additionally, apps such as Bamboo™ Paper, Noteshelf and Notes Plus support multiple hand positions in order to maximize performance. Please check for this feature when pairing your app.

On www.wacom.com/finelinego you’ll find videos that show how to set up some of the most popular apps.

Bamboo Fineline is a smart stylus with pressure sensitivity designed for a natural writing experience on iOS devices – just like using a pen on a paper notebook. It’s perfect for authentic writing, note taking and visualizing ideas. When paired with a supporting app, use the smart features like pressure sensitivity, customizable button and the ability to choose your writing position. Bamboo Fineline also works with older iPad generations featuring Bluetooth® as well as the iPhone 6 and above.

 

The Bamboo Fineline offers a fine tip designed for note-taking on the iPad or iPhone. The ergonomic triangular design and soft surface ensures that it feels natural in your hand. 

The Bamboo Fineline works with leading note-taking apps, including Bamboo Paper. Use Inkspace cloud service to continue developing your notes and ideas digitally. For more tools explore the Wacom Marketplace.

To ensure the best performance you need to pair your Bamboo Fineline with a compatible app. Additionally, it must be paired to use its smart features such as pressure sensitivity and customizable button. Only supporting apps can guarantee that your writing appears accurately beneath the pen tip.

For a list of compatible apps, go to www.wacom.com/finelinego.

The Bamboo Fineline works on most iPad models featuring Bluetooth® as well as iPhones. It also works with older iPad generations featuring Bluetooth® and iPhone 6 and above. Check www.wacom.com/comp for list of tested devices:

IPad:

  • 12.9 inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 
  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad (3rd generation)

iPhone:

  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus

 

Note: Bamboo Fineline is not compatible with the 9.7 in iPad Pro.

Bamboo Fineline must connect to the iPad or iPhone through Bluetooth® to work smoothly and enable its smart features such as pressure sensitivity and customizable button.

To view a full list of compatible apps, go to www.wacom.com/finelinego. The number of compatible apps is growing, so be sure to check back regularly for the latest updates.

No, devices with Windows 10 and Android operating systems are not compatible with either the Bamboo Fineline, Bamboo Fineline 2 or the original Bamboo Stylus Fineline. However, you can use the Bamboo Smart for a precise and extremely natural writing experience on a number of Windows and Android devices. Visit Wacom.com/comp for more details.

The Bamboo Fineline uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Thanks to the low energy feature of Bluetooth®, the Bamboo Fineline delivers approximately 15 continuous hours of writing time.

When the battery capacity of the Bamboo Fineline reaches approximately 15%, the LED light begins to blink red and you will need to recharge.

Remove the cap at the top end of the stylus.

Insert the USB cable (included in the box) and connect it to a computer or USB charger. The LED light will display solid red while charging.  Charging is complete when the LED light turns from red to off, after approximately 2 hours.

Simply twist the barrel of the stylus to turn it on or off. A blue LED light indicates the stylus is on and a red LED light indicates the stylus is off. If the Bamboo Fineline stylus is asleep, touch it to the device screen to turn it on automatically. If you need to pair it with a supporting app, simply press the button. After 10 minutes without use, the Bamboo Fineline turns itself off automatically. If you want to turn it off manually, press and hold the button for 5 seconds. This will also disconnect it from any apps.

The Bamboo Fineline will automatically go into sleep mode after 10-15 seconds, assuming the stylus is not touching your screen. Once in sleep mode, a single full-charge should last approximately 10,000 hours. To wake the Bamboo Fineline from sleep mode, just tap the screen of your device with the tip of the stylus.

To ensure optimal battery performance, the stylus must be turned off while it is not in use.

Hold the Bamboo Fineline with the bottom end of the stylus in contact with your hand so it can ground the stylus properly. Avoid placing your fingers too close to the black tip.

The technology used in the Bamboo Fineline detects pressure when you press the stylus down onto the screen. Adjusting the pressure influences how the lines appear on the screen. Just like a real pen or pencil on paper, pressing harder makes the line bolder and pressing lighter creates a thinner line. Pressure sensitivity makes your stylus work as naturally as possible. Apps compatible with the Bamboo Fineline 3 have various pen tools that also support pressure sensitivity.

In most compatible apps, you can select from a range of functions that can be assigned to the button. For example, in Bamboo Paper you can choose between "eraser,” "undo," "redo" and "full screen."

The LED lights indicate the status of the Bamboo Fineline, informing about pairing, connecting or a low battery. There are two colors—blue and red--and the lights can either be solid or blinking. Here is an overview of what this means in detail:

  • When you turn the Bamboo Fineline on, a blue LED blinks twice to indicate that the stylus is on.
  • When you turn the Bamboo Fineline off, a red LED blinks twice to indicate that the stylus is off. 
  • When the battery is low, a red LED will flash.
  • While charging, a red LED will be on.
  • ·         Once your stylus is ready, the LED will turn off.
  • ·         When your stylus blinks blue it is in the process of pairing with an app.
  • ·         When the blue light is on your stylus is paired with an app.

You can draw more than 100 km (60 mi) of lines with the Bamboo Fineline on an iPad or iPhone screen. Under most circumstances, the nib will provide months of use, however, if the nib is wearing faster than expected, try using less pressure when writing and drawing. Replacement nibs can be purchased online at the Wacom Store. For accessories and other product options, go to Wacom.com and click on "Store."

For replacement nibs (ACK21801) for the Bamboo Fineline go to Wacom.com and click on Store. This 3-pack of standard, replacement nibs can be used with Bamboo Fineline [CS-610C], Bamboo Fineline 2 [CS-600C1] or Bamboo Stylus Fineline [CS600]. 

Thin Stylus Nibs (ACK21801) for Bamboo Fineline replaced (ACK22301). This 3-pack of standard, replacement nibs can be used with Bamboo Fineline [CS-610C], Bamboo Fineline 2 [CS-600C1] or Bamboo Stylus fineline [CS600]. Go to Wacom.com and click on Store. 

First check that the battery is charged. Next, check that Bluetooth® wireless is enabled on your iPad or iPhone and activated in your stylus. When you hold the stylus with your fingers in the grip area, make sure that the bottom end is in contact with your hand in order to ground it properly.

The Bamboo Fineline  must also be paired with a compatible app. Please check www.wacom.com/finelinego for a list of compatible apps, pairing videos and other information. For additional help, visit Wacom.com and click support.

Only Wacom stylus-compatible apps can properly correct this offset, so first ensure that you are using a compatible app and the stylus is paired with it. Check for the blue light to verify that it’s paired. For a list of supporting apps, pairing videos and other information visit www.wacom.com/finelinego.

If you still experience this gap or offset, go to the “Stylus” settings in a compatible app and choose a hand position that fits best. Apps such as Bamboo™ Paper, Noteshelf and Notes Plus support multiple hand positions. 

If you are using non-supporting apps, you can minimize this effect by holding the stylus in a more vertical manner or by using your iPad in landscape mode. 

Go to “Settings/” app on your iPad or iPhone and disable “Gestures.” However, some apps, especially drawing apps, are multi-touch enabled so they don’t support palm rejection. To prevent your app screen from moving or accidental marks you will want to avoid touching the screen with your hand. 

If the blue LED light is off, reconnect to the app by pressing the button. If the LED light is not on and the Bamboo Fineline is not working correctly, reconnect to the app according to the instructions in the Quick Start Guide or www.wacom.com/finelinego.

Depending on the apps you’re using, the Bamboo Fineline may disconnect when you leave the app. If the LED light is off, pair your stylus by pressing the button each time you connect to an app.

When the Bamboo Fineline is paired with an app, the LED light is solid blue. If it is off, pair your stylus by pressing the button.

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