Why Isn’t My Apple Pencil Connecting?

Here are some possible reasons why apple pencil might not be connecting to your iPad, and what you can do to fix the issue.

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Restart your iPad

If you’ve updated your iPad to the latest version of iOS, and your Apple Pencil still won’t connect, try restarting your iPad. If that doesn’t work, try restarting your Apple Pencil.

Update to the latest version of iOS

If you’re using an Apple Pencil (1st generation) make sure your iPad is updated to the latest version of iOS. To check, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

If you’re using Apple Pencil (2nd generation), make sure that Bluetooth is turned on your iPad and that you’re signed in with the apple id that you used when you originally set up your Apple Pencil.

Check for debris around the Lightning connector

If you see debris around the Lightning connector, use a clean, dry, soft bristle brush to clean around the exposed contacts and the Lightning connector. Make sure that you don’t leave any lint or other material on the contacts.

Check your Bluetooth settings

If your Apple Pencil isn’t connecting to your iPad, make sure that Bluetooth is turned on. To do this, go to Settings > Bluetooth.

If you don’t see the option to turn on Bluetooth, it might be because your device doesn’t support it.

Reset the Apple Pencil

If your Apple Pencil isn’t connecting to your iPad Pro, there might be a problem with the Bluetooth connection or your Apple Pencil. To get started, try these steps:

-Make sure that Bluetooth is on.
-Check the batteries in your Apple Pencil and iPad Pro. If the batteries are low, charge them.
-Clean the charging connector on your Apple Pencil with a dry, soft cloth.
-Unpair and repair your Apple Pencil:

1)To unpair your Apple Pencil, go to Settings > Bluetooth, tap info button next to your Apple Pencil, then tap “Forget This Device.”
2)Turn off Bluetooth on all of your devices, then restart your iPad Pro.
3)Turn on Bluetooth on your iPad Pro and wait for it find and pair with your Apple Pencil.

Contact Apple Support

If you’re having trouble connecting your Apple Pencil to your iPad, you may need to pair it again. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on, then follow these steps:

1. Plug your Apple Pencil into the Lightning connector on your iPad.
2. Wait for the Apple Pencil to charge for a minute or two.
3. Unplug your Apple Pencil from your iPad.
4. Tap the Settings icon on your iPad’home screen then tap Bluetooth.
5. Tap the button next to “Apple Pencil” to make sure that it’s turned on (if it’s dimmed, Bluetooth is turned off).
6. Press and hold the flat side of the Apple Pencil tip and wait for the power indicator to flash white, then release when it flashes three times in quick succession.
7. If you don’t see a power indicator, charge your Apple Pencil for a few minutes, then try again.

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