As an Apple Pencil user, I was frustrated when I found out that it doesn’t work with Android devices. After much research and testing, I wanted to share what I found out in case others are wondering the same question.
The Apple Pencil is designed to work with iPads. Android phones do not feature the correct screen technology to work with the Apple Pencil. Therefore, Android phones do not work with the Apple Pencil. If you want to be able to draw on Android devices, you will need to buy a regular dumb stylus.
Ultimately, the Apple Pencil is designed to work with iPads and all of its features are designed to function with iPadOS.
With that being the case, if you have an iPad, an Apple Pencil is the best pencil to get but not if you have anything else.
|The Apple Pencil is not compatible with Android devices.|
|Apple Pencil 2 is designed to work with newer iPad models like iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad Mini.|
|Apple Pencil 1 is designed to work with older iPad models and regular iPads.|
|Regular stylus is recommended for Android device users.|
Does the Apple Pencil work on Android?
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Android devices do not feature the correct screen technology that is required for the Apple Pencil to work.
Therefore, the Apple Pencil does not work with Android devices. It is not even possible to use the Apple Pencil as a dumb stylus. However, there are regular styluses that you can buy that do work with Android devices.
What devices does the Apple Pencil work on?
The Apple Pencil is designed to work with specific iPads. The new iPad pros, the iPad air and the iPad mini are all designed to work with the Apple Pencil 2.
The older iPad pros, airs and minis as well as the regular iPads are mostly designed to work with the Apple Pencil 1 as of February 2022.
Is Apple Pencil only for iPad?
The Apple Pencil is designed to work with the correct iPad for the Apple Pencil depending on if it is the Apple Pencil 1 or 2.
IPads designed to work with Apple Pencil 2 will only work with the Apple Pencil 2 and iPads designed to work with Apple Pencil 1 will only work with Apple Pencil 1.
Pros and Cons of the Apple Pencil
- Designed for use with iPads for a better experience
- The Apple Pencil 2 works with the latest iPad Pros, iPad airs, and iPad minis
- The Apple Pencil 1 works with the older iPad Pros, iPad airs, and iPad minis as well as regular iPads
- Highly sensitive and accurate
- Does not work with Android devices
- The Apple Pencil 2 is not compatible with older iPad models