How to Charge Your Apple Pencil

Keep apple pencil charged and ready for use with this easy how-to guide.

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Your Apple Pencil charges quickly—in about 15 seconds you can get enough power for 30 minutes of use. 1 To give your Pencil a full charge, make sure you have at least 50% battery life remaining on your iPad. Connect the two devices and let them charge for at least 15 minutes.

If you’re using iPad Pro (11-inch) or iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), you can charge your Apple Pencil from the Smart Connector on your iPad Pro. 2 Just attach the magnetic end of your Apple Pencil to the charging port on either side of your iPad Pro, and make sure the charging indicator on top of Apple Pencil is facing up.

You can also charge your Apple Pencil with any Lightning cable that comes with an iPhone, iPad, ipod touch 3 Just attach the Lightning connector to the charging port on top of Apple Pencil and plug it into an outlet or USB port using one of these cables.

What You Need

To charge your Apple Pencil (1st generation), remove the cap and plug it into your iPad.

Charging your Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is easy. Just attach the magnetic charging end to the side of your iPad, then let it charge while it’s connected.

If you’re using iOS 12 or later, you can check the charge level of your Apple Pencil by going to Settings > Battery. Connect your Apple Pencil to your iPad and make sure that Bluetooth is on.

The Process

Charging your Apple Pencil is easy and only takes a few minutes. Here’s how:

1. Plug the Lightning connector into the port on the side of your iPad.

2. The LED on your Apple Pencil will turn green to indicate that it’s charging.

3. It only takes a few minutes to charge your Apple Pencil. Once it’s charged, the LED will turn off.


Your Apple Pencil is now charged and ready to use!

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