If apple pencil isn’t working, there are a few things you can try to get it up and running again.
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Check the Battery
One of the most common reasons why your Apple Pencil might not be working is because the battery is dead. Check the battery indicator on the side of the Pencil to see if it needs to be charged. If the Pencil is out of battery, connect it to your iPad Pro using the included Lightning connector and let it charge for a few minutes.
Make sure the Apple Pencil is turned on
The first thing you should do if your Apple Pencil isn’t working is to make sure that it’s turned on. You can do this by unscrewing the top of the pencil to reveal the Lightning connector. Once you’ve done that, plug the Apple Pencil into your iPad Pro and wait for a few seconds. If the Apple Pencil doesn’t turn on automatically, press and hold the button on the pencil for a few seconds until led light at the tip of the pencil turns white.
Check the battery level
The first thing you should do if your Apple Pencil isn’t working is to check the battery level. Depending on how much you use your Pencil, the battery can die pretty quickly. To check the battery level, do the following:
1. With your iPad and Apple Pencil turned on, go to home screen
2. Tap the Settings icon, tap general > About.
3. Look under “Pencil Battery” for your current battery level.
4. If the battery level is low, charge your Apple Pencil.
Check for Hardware Issues
If you’re having trouble with your Apple Pencil, the first thing you should do is check for hardware issues. Make sure the tip of your Apple Pencil is firmly attached and that there’s nothing blocking the sensor window. If you’re using an iPad Pro with an Smart Keyboard or Smart Cover, make sure the Smart Connector is clear of debris.
Check the tip
The first thing you should do if your Apple Pencil isn’t working is to check the tip. If the tip is cracked or damaged in any way, it may not work properly. Try replacing the tip with a new one. If that doesn’t work, move on to the next step.
##Heading:Check for connectivity issues
If the tip seems to be fine, the next thing you should do is check for connectivity issues. Make sure that your Apple Pencil is charged and that it’s properly connected to your iPad. If it’s not, try connecting it again. If that doesn’t work, move on to the next step.
##Heading:Check for software issues
If there don’t seem to be any connectivity issues, the next thing you should do is check for software issues. Make sure that you’re using the latest version of iOS and that all of your apps are up to date. If they’re not, update them and see if that fixes the problem. If it doesn’t, move on to the next step.
##Heading:Restart your iPad
If you’ve checked all of the above and your Apple Pencil still isn’t working, try restarting your iPad. To do this, hold down the power button until you see the power off slider appear on your screen. Slide it to turn off your iPad. Once it’s off, wait a few seconds and then turn it back on by holding down the power button again.
Check for debris
If your Apple Pencil isn’t working, the first thing you should do is check the nib (tip) for debris. If there is any dirt or grime build-up on the nib, it could be interfering with the Pencil’s ability to make a proper connection with the iPad.
To clean the nib,start by lightly tapping it on a hard surface to remove any loose debris. Then, use a lint-free cloth dampened with water (or isopropyl alcohol) to gently wipe away any remaining dirt or grime. Be sure to avoid getting moisture inside the pencil tip as this could damage the internal components.
If cleaning the nib doesn’t fix the issue, try restarting your iPad. This can sometimes resolve connectivity issues between the iPad and Apple Pencil. If that doesn’t work, try resetting your Apple Pencil. To do this, remove the cap and plug the Lightning connector into your iPad’s Lightning port. While continuing to hold down the button on the side of the pencil, wait until the LED flashes white and then release the button.
Check the Lightning connector
When you plug your Apple Pencil into the iPad, you should see a small circle of light flash near the tip. If you don’t, or if the light is flashing, follow these steps:
1. Make sure that there’s nothing blocking the tip of your Apple Pencil.
2. Check for debris on the Lightning connector, then clean it off and try again.
3. Restart your iPad and Apple Pencil, then try again.
Check Your Settings
The first thing you should check if your Apple Pencil isn’t working is your settings. In order to use your Apple Pencil, you need to make sure that the Pencil is turned on and that Bluetooth is enabled. You also need to make sure that your iPad is compatible with the Apple Pencil. If you’re still having trouble, try restarting your iPad.
Check for a software update
If you’re using an Apple Pencil (2nd generation), make sure that your iPad is running the latest version of iOS or iPadOS.
Update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Plug your device into power and connect to the Internet with Wi-Fi.
Tap Settings > General > Software Update.
Tap Download and Install. If a message asks to temporarily remove apps because iOS needs more space for the update, tap Continue or Cancel.
To update now, tap Install. Or you can tap Later and choose Install Tonight or Remind Me Later. If you tap Install Tonight, just connect your device to a power outlet before you go to sleep. Your device will update automatically overnight.
If asked, enter your passcode.
Check your handwriting settings
If you’re having trouble with your Apple Pencil, one of the first things you should check is your handwriting settings. To do this, open settings app on your iPad and tap on Notes. Then, select the Handwriting tab and make sure that the “Use Apple Pencil” toggle is turned on.
If this doesn’t fix the problem, try restarting your iPad. If that doesn’t work, try resetting your Apple Pencil. To do this, remove the cap from the back of the pencil and insert a small object (like a paper clip) into the hole. You should feel a click after a few seconds; keep holding down the button until the pencil turns off. Once it’s off, wait a few seconds and then turn it back on by pressing and holding down the button again.
Check your Bluetooth connection
The first thing you should do when you’re having trouble with your Apple Pencil is to check the Bluetooth connection. Start by making sure that your pencil is charged and then turn on Bluetooth in settings app on your iPad. Once Bluetooth is turned on, try connecting your pencil to your iPad again. If that doesn’t work, try restarting both your iPad and your pencil. If the problem persists, you can try resetting your pencil by removing the cap and pressing the small button on the side of the pencil for three seconds.