As an Apple Pencil owner myself, I’ve often been left feeling frustrated and wondering if I need an additional case for my beloved device. After much research and testing, I’m here to share with you the answers I’ve found, as well as other solutions that might help keep your Apple Pencil safe and secure. In this blog post, I’ll be discussing the pros and cons of using a case for your Apple Pencil, and why it might be a good idea for some users.
In general, it is not necessary to get a case for the Apple Pencil. The Apple Pencil is quite durable and does not scratch easily. By keeping the Apple Pencil attached to the side of the iPad, you can avoid most of the potential causes of the Apple Pencil getting damaged.
There are a number of ways that you can damage an Apple Pencil such as by scratching it, bending it, dropping it, or getting it wet. However, most of these risks can be avoided without the use of a case regardless of whether you have the Apple Pencil 1 or the Apple Pencil 2.
- It is not necessary to get a case for the Apple Pencil, however, it may be beneficial for some users.
- The Apple Pencil is quite durable and does not scratch easily.
- Be aware of the risk of the battery dying if left at 0% charge for more than a few days.
- Keep the Apple Pencil attached to the iPad when not in use and avoid dropping it to prevent any damage.
- If you use a plastic screen protector, it will increase friction and wear the tip down more quickly.
- The Apple Pencil is not waterproof, so be sure to keep it away from any liquids.
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Does the Apple Pencil need a case?
In my experience, the durability of the Apple Pencil 2 is very good and most people never run into issues with their Apple Pencils.
For most people, the only thing that they will need to do is to change the nib every 6 months or so. With that being the case, I personally do not think that a case is necessary for the Apple Pencil.
However, there is one big risk that you need to be aware of and that is that it is very important to avoid allowing the Apple Pencil to go down to 0% charge for more than a few days at a time.
This is because a number of users have reported their Apple Pencil batteries dying when being left at 0% charge for longer than a few days. You can easily avoid doing this with the Apple Pencil 2 by keeping it attached to the charging area, on the iPad, when you are not using it.
The Apple Pencil will usually survive being dropped from waist height. However, it is still possible to damage the Apple Pencil by dropping it and care should be taken to avoid dropping the Apple Pencil as much as possible. Also, if you drop the Apple Pencil on its tip, the nib will likely need to be replaced.
With that being the case, it would help to do things such as to keep your Apple Pencil attached to the iPad when you are not using it or to leave it on the table, so that you are less likely to drop the pencil.
If you are really concerned, there are also cases that you can buy for the pencil that can give it some extra protection.
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How to protect the Apple Pencil
To avoid damaging your Apple Pencil, it would help to do things that will help you to avoid dropping it. One way to do so is by keeping your Apple Pencil attached to the side of the iPad when not in use.
If you have the Apple Pencil 1, there are attachments you can get that will allow you to keep your Apple Pencil attached to the iPad.
If you have the Apple Pencil 2, you can leave it attached to the iPads magnetic charging area for the Apple Pencil 2.
If you want to prolong the durability of the Apple Pencil tip, it would also help to avoid using a plastic screen protector because they increase friction which wears the tip down.
However, many people prefer the drawing experience from plastic screen protectors so you may want to accept that you will need to replace the tip more often.
It should also be noted that it is important not to allow the Apple Pencil to get wet since it is also not waterproof.
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How durable is the Apple Pencil?
In my experience, the durability of the Apple Pencil is good. I have owned the Apple Pencil 2 for over a year and it has not begun to show any signs of wear and the battery life is still very good.
|Pros and Cons
|The Apple Pencil is quite durable and does not scratch easily.
|Attachment to iPad
|It can be attached to the iPad when not in use, reducing the chance of it being dropped.
|The battery can last up to a year, depending on how often it is used.
|The Apple Pencil can be damaged if it is dropped from a great height.
|The battery can die if it is left at 0% charge for more than a few days.
|Tip Wear with Protector
|Using a plastic screen protector can increase friction and wear the tip down more quickly.
|The Apple Pencil is not waterproof, so it should be kept away from any liquids.