If you’ve found your Huion pen not working properly, don’t panic – you’re not alone. This is a fairly common issue, and it’s usually not very hard to solve.

Before you get down to fixing the issue, you should do some basic checks first:

  • Did you follow the instructions on your user manual to install the tablet drivers correctly?
  • Did you connect the graphics tablet to your PC correctly (either via wired mode or wireless mode)?
  • Have you tried to insert the USB cable or wireless receiver to another USB port?
  • Is your graphics tablet working properly?
  • Did you put the battery of your digital pen in the right position?
  • Is your pen compatible with the tablet you’re using?

The above questions walked you through a few simple steps for troubleshooting. However, they may not have covered all possible aspects, so we strongly suggest you look into the user manual of Huion pen (or tablet) for more essential details.

5 fixes for Huion pen not working issue

Now let’s cut to the chase. Here you’ll have 5 fixes that have proved useful for the Huion pen not working issue. You don’t need to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

Fix 1: Restart your computer

Fix 2: Disable Sleep Mode

Fix 3: Tick the “Support TabletPC” option

Fix 4: Update your tablet driver

Fix 5: Uncheck “Enable Windows Ink”


Fix 1: Restart your computer

So this is the quick fix for you. Sometimes it’s just your device driver running into glitches that caused the pen to stop working. In this case, simply shut down your computer and then restart it. The next time you use your pen on PC, it should work as normal.


Fix 2: Disable Sleep Mode

If you got the problem right after waking up your PC from Sleep Mode, you should consider disabling the mode. The reason is similar to that of Fix 1 – your device driver may temporarily stop working when the computer swaps from Sleep Mode to the normal working state.

To disable Sleep Mode on your computer, you should perform the following steps:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and I at the same time to invoke the Settings window. Then click System.

2) On the Power & sleep tab, in the results pane, under Related settings, click Additional power settings.

3) In the next window, click Change plan settings next to your preferred plan.

4) Expand Put the computer to sleep: and select Never. Then click Save changes.

Now that you’ve disabled Sleep Mode, restart your computer and check to see if the Huion pen works properly. If not, please move on to the next fix.


Fix 3: Tick the “Support TabletPC” option

As mentioned in the user manual of Huion pen, you should check the Support TabletPC box to enable the pressure sensitivity function in a variety of drawing programs. Here’s how:

1) Double-click the driver tablet icon on your system tray (an area on the right side of your Taskbar) to open the PenTablet control interface.

2) Check the Support TabletPC box, as shown below.

Now go on to check whether your pen works properly. If it doesn’t, please proceed to Fix 4.


Fix 4: Update your tablet driver

Another culprit for the Huion pen not working issue is an outdated or corrupt tablet driver. So literally it’s not your pen but rather the tablet that is dysfunctional due to driver failures.

Usually a driver CD that comes with your tablet will help you install the driver on your PC, and once the driver is installed, you should be able to use the digital pen normally. However, the driver you get in this way may be out-dated if Huion hasn’t updated the driver in that CD, hence incompatible with either your hardware devices or drawing software.

To resolve the out-dated driver problem, you should update your tablet driver to the latest version. There’re two ways you can do this:

Option 1 – Automatically (Recommended) – This is the quickest and easiest option. It’s all done with just a couple of mouse clicks – easy even if you’re a computer newbie. 

OR

Option 2 – Manually – You’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your driver this way, because you need to find exactly the right driver online, download it and install it step by step.

Option 1 – Automatically update the driver

Some people may find it hard to do the driver updating stuff. So if you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your Huion tablet driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy takes care of everything.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 

3) Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All). Or if you just want to update the Huion tablet driver for now, simply click the Update button next to it. 

Note: you can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

If you have any problems when using Driver Easy to update your driver, please feel free to email us at support@drivereasy.com. We are always here to help.

Option 2 – Update the driver manually

Huion keeps updating the tablet drivers. To get the one you need, you should visit the Huion support website, find the driver corresponding with your specific flavor of Windows version (for example, Windows 10, 64 bit) and download the driver by yourself. Here’re the steps:

Before installing the latest drivers, you should uninstall the existing Huion drivers from your computer.

1) Click here to visit the support site of Huion.

2) Find your tablet model in the list. When you hover your mouse over the tablet model, you’ll see two clickable icons next to Driver:. If you’re a Windows user, select the left icon; if you’re a Mac user, choose the right icon.

If you want to download the user manual, select the icon next to Instruction: according to your operating system.

3) After downloading the driver, open your folder in which the driver is downloaded. Usually you’ll see a compressed folder (with .zip extension) there. Go on to extract the folder.

The folder name can be different based on your tablet model.

4) Double-click the extracted folder you get and then double-click the .exe file in that folder.

5) Follow the on-screen wizard to install the driver.

6) When everything’s done, reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

After updating your tablet driver, check to see if the digital pen works properly. In case the problem persists, you should try out the next fix below.


Fix 5: Uncheck “Enable Windows Ink”

This fix should work if you’re experiencing brush lags or other similar issues in Photoshop, with a Huion pen/tablet. Here’s how to do it:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and S at the same to invoke the search box. Then, type notepad and click the Notepad application.

2) When Notepad is opened, type in UseSystemStylus 0.

Then save the file as PSUserConfig.txt to the following location:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2018\Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 Settings 

3) Open the Huion tablet driver interface. Then go to the Stylus Pen tab and uncheck Enable Windows Ink. On completion, click Apply > OK.

Note that some of the functions in your drawing software may be unusable if you disable Windows Ink. In that situation, you’ll need to enable Windows Ink again.

The screenshot above comes from the new version of Huion tablet driver interface. If you’re using the older one, such as the version shown in Fix 3, then you won’t see this Enable Windows Ink option.

4) Restart Photoshop and test whether your pen works properly or not.


Hopefully this article has resolved your Huion pen not working issue. If you have any follow-up questions or ideas, please feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!

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