How to configure pen pressure sensitivity on the Surface Book or Surface Pro 4


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If you purchased a brand new Surface Book or Surface Pro 4, you were also treated to a brand new Surface Pen which comes in the box. For those that did not know, the updated Surface Pen offers the ultimate writing experience with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity and reduced latency. So it’s already designed to offer a great experience.

But you can improve that experience a tad bit more thanks to the Surface app that comes with your Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. All you have to do is fire open the Surface app (it’s pinned to your Start menu) and tap the Pen category on the left side of the app. Under Pen Pressure Sensitivity, simply adjust the slider to change your pen’s settings.

You can use the Ink Test area to test your new pen sensitivity by drawing or writing (make sure you try it with varying levels of pressure). The app will automatically save your settings.

Surface Pen settings
Surface Pen settings