How to Charge Your Apple Pencil

Learn how to charge apple pencil and how to check the charge level of your Apple Pencil.

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Apple Pencil is one of the most popular digital pens on the market. It’s great for drawing and note-taking, and it’s also very handy for navigation on an iPad. The Apple Pencil has a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts for hours of use, but eventually, it will need to be recharged. In this article, we’ll show you how to charge your Apple Pencil.

What You Need

To charge your Apple Pencil (2nd generation), you need one of these:

iPad Pro 11-inch (1st or 2nd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd or 4th generation)
iPad Air (4th generation)
iPad (8th generation)

You can use the Lightning connector to charge your Apple Pencil.


To charge your Apple Pencil (2nd generation), remove the cap and plug it into the Lightning connector on your iPad. You can charge your Apple Pencil with your iPad Pro, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad (8th generation), or iPad mini (5th generation).

Apple Pencil (1st generation) can be charged with any of these devices:

iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st or 2nd generation)
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Pro 9.7-inch
iPad (6th, 7th, or 8th generation)
iPad mini 4
iPad mini 3
iPad mini 2
When you plug in your Apple Pencil, you might see a battery icon on the screen of your iPad, showing how much power your Apple Pencil has.

If you have an Apple Pencil (1st generation), you can check its charge level by removing the cap and looking at the built-in sensor. The sensor is located on the flat side of the pencil, next to where the blade is. A green LED indicates that your pencil is charged, while an amber LED means that it’s time to recharge.


We hope this article has helped you understand how to charge your Apple Pencil. Remember, the Pencil charges very quickly so there is no need to leave it charging for extended periods of time. Just plug it in when you need to and you should be good to go!

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