Keep apple pencil charged and ready for use with this easy to follow guide.
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If you own an Apple Pencil, you may be wondering how to charge it. Fortunately, charging your Apple Pencil is easy — just follow the steps below.
1. Connect your Apple Pencil to your iPad.
2. Plug your iPad into a power outlet using the included Lightning to USB Cable.
3. Your Apple Pencil will begin charging automatically.
4. When the charge is complete, unplug your iPad from the power outlet and disconnect your Apple Pencil.
What You Need
To charge your Apple Pencil (2nd generation), make sure that your Pencil and iPad are charged and have Bluetooth turned on. You’ll also need one of the following:
-iPad Pro 11-inch (1st or 2nd generation)
-iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd or 4th generation)
-iPad Air (4th generation)
-iPad (8th generation)
To check the charge on your Apple Pencil, do one of the following:
-On an iPad Pro with Face ID, see the charge level in the upper-right corner of the screen. When you’re using Apple Pencil, you can also see the charge level in Notification Center. Just swipe down from the top of your screen to open Notification Center, then swipe left to see Today View.
-On an iPad Pro with Touch ID or an iPad (8th generation), see the charge level in Notification Center. Just swipe down from the top of your screen to open Notification Center, then swipe left to see Today View.
Step One: Connect the Apple Pencil to the iPad
The first thing you need to do is connect the Apple Pencil to the iPad. To do this, simply insert the Pencil into the Lightning connector on the bottom of the iPad. You’ll know it’s properly connected when the Pencil’led light turns on.
Step Two: Check the Battery Level
The charge level of your Apple Pencil is shown on the iPad status bar. When it needs to be charged, a battery icon appears on the status bar. You can also check the charge level of your Apple Pencil from settings app
Go to Settings > Bluetooth, then tap next to your Apple Pencil.
Step Three: Charge the Apple Pencil
Now that you’ve got your new Apple Pencil, it’s time to charge it up! Below, we’ll walk you through the process of charging your Apple Pencil using both the Lightning connector and the built-in pin charger.
Charging with the Lightning Connector
To charge your Apple Pencil using the Lightning connector, simply plug the cable into the Lightning port on the side of the pencil. Once connected, a battery icon will appear on the screen of your iPad Pro, letting you know that it’s charging.
Charging with the Built-in Pin Charger
The Apple Pencil also comes with a built-in pin charger that you can use to charge it without a cable. To use this method, simply unscrew the cap at the top of the pencil to reveal the charging pins. Next, align the charging pins with the exposed contacts inside the Lightening port on your iPad Pro and then screw the cap back on. Once connected, a battery icon will appear on the screen of your iPad Pro, letting you know that it’s charging.
Step Four: Use the Apple Pencil
Now that your Apple Pencil is charged and ready to go, it’s time start using it!find a compatible iPad or iPhone and open up an app that supports Apple Pencil input. For the purposes of this article, we’ll be using the Notes app.
Once you’re in the app, find an empty area to start drawing or writing. To activate the Apple Pencil, simply touch it to the screen. You’ll see a small circle appear where your pencil is touching the screen. This is called a Palm Rejection Test and is used to make sure that your hand isn’t mistakenly interpreted as apencil input.
Once you see the Palm Rejection Test circle, you can start drawing or writing. The line will be thinner or thicker depending on how hard you press down with the Apple Pencil. You can also double-tap on the eraser end of the pencil to quickly toggle between pen and eraser mode.
We hope this guide was helpful in teaching you how to charge your Apple Pencil. Remember, the Apple Pencil can be charged with a standard Lightning cable or with the included adapter. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us.