Get started with your Bamboo Sketch

Here’s an quick and easy four-step guide on how to set up Bamboo Sketch and pair it with leading apps.

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The medium gray Bamboo Sketch case features a stylish green lining and a magnetic closure. Pen, USB charger and replacement nibs have their dedicated spots for convenient storage and accessibility
at all times.

Get started in just 4 quick an easy steps!


Step 1: Prepare your stylus

Plug the USB charger into the USB port of a computer or USB charging device. Snap Bamboo Sketch onto the magnetic connector of the USB charger.

The LED will turn off when the battery is fully charged. This can take up to two hours.

Press the lower side button to turn on your Bamboo Sketch. The LED will blink blue for 2 seconds.

Step 2: Prepare your iPad® or iPhone®

Open your Settings.

Activate Bluetooth® wireless to turn on the connection to your stylus.

Go to General Settings, select Multitasking and disable Gestures. Skip this step if you use an iPhone.

Step 3: Install or open a supporting app

Download or open a Wacom stylus compatible app to pair it with your Bamboo Sketch. Here’s a list of compatible apps:

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

  • draw 100
    Adobe Draw*
  • sketch 100
    Adobe Sketch*
  • 512_100
  • sketchbook pro app
    Autodesk® SketchBook®
  • bamboo paper app
    Bamboo Paper
  • Concepts
  • IbisPaint
  • medibang app i
  • Procreate3 100
  • Sketch Club
  • Tayasui
    Tayasui Sketch
  • Zen Brush app
    Zen Brush 2
  • zoom notes app
    Zoom Notes

*Adobe Draw, Adobe Sketch and Procreate are not compatible on iPad Pros with Bamboo Sketch.

Step 4: Pair the app with your Bamboo Sketch

Open the settings menu inside the app.

Enable stylus support by selecting Bamboo Sketch, Bamboo Stylus or Wacom Stylus. You may need to open a new note or notebook to pair your stylus.

Pairing and the name of the stylus may vary by app. See for more detailed pairing videos.

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Press the lower side button to pair your stylus. Pairing is completed when the LED stays on.

Repeat step 4 for pairing when using an app with Bamboo Sketch for the first time.
Press the lower side button for pairing when re-entering an app.

Easy nib replacement

Bamboo Sketch comes with two different exchangeable nibs which are conveniently stored inside the case. To exchange the currrent nib, simply stick it into the small hole that is built into the side of the case. Tilt the stylus and remove the nib.

Take the other nib, press up gently to install. Make sure the nib is resting properly.

Pair your stylus with leading creative apps for drawing, sketching and note taking'

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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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Store, shape and share your ideas

Inkspace, seamlessly integrated in Bamboo Note and Bamboo Paper, is the cloud-based service to save, access, synchronize and share your notes and ideas – anytime, anywhere.

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Recommendations and guidelines for cleaning your Wacom product

All Wacom products can be safely cleaned with 70 or 75 percent isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) when applied to a soft lint free cloth. Lightly wipe the moistened cloth on the hard, nonporous surfaces of your Wacom product, such as the display, or other exterior surfaces. Don't use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any opening, and don't submerge your Wacom product in any cleaning agents. See below for additional tips or please contact your regional Wacom customer service team.

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Bamboo Sketch USB Charger

Charging via USB: Simply insert the USB charger into your USB port and snap the pen onto the magnetic connector.

Stylus nibs for Bamboo Sketch and Bamboo Tip

Personalize the pen feel with two different nib types – choose between soft and firm.

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