As an Apple Pencil owner, I know the frustration of losing this handy device. After a few too many close calls, I decided to do some research and testing to find a way to make sure it stayed put. I’m here to share with you the solutions I found that helped me keep my Apple Pencil from disappearing.
The easiest ways to avoid losing the Apple Pencil include leaving it attached to the side of the iPad when not in use or by keeping it in a certain spot when you are not using it. It would also help to avoid allowing it to be in the reach of pets since they will often snatch the pencil.
In practice, leaving the Apple Pencil 2 attached to the side of the iPad goes a long way in preventing you from losing it.
If you have the Apple Pencil 1, there are attachments you can get that will also allow you to leave your Apple Pencil attached to the side of the iPad.
|Key Takeaways for Keeping the Apple Pencil Safe|
|Keep the Apple Pencil attached to the iPad|
|Purchase attachments to leave it attached|
|Avoid placing the pencil in random locations|
|Ensure that the pencil is always charged|
|Traditional methods must be used if lost|
How to not lose an Apple Pencil
In order to avoid losing the pencil in the future, there are some things that you can do.
Keep your pencil attached to the iPad
If you have the 2nd generation Apple Pencil, it is easy for you to keep the pencil connected to the side of the iPad.
If you keep the pencil connected to the side of the iPad, you will not have to worry about losing it because it will always be with the iPad.
Often, people worry about having their Apple Pencil 2 attached to the iPad most of the time because they don’t want the battery degrading due to being fully charged all the time.
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However, the Apple Pencil 2 is designed to be connected to the iPad most of the time.
Also, because the Apple Pencil 2 can last for 12 hours from full charge, so it is not such an issue if the battery does degrade slightly since the battery will still be able to last for a long time.
If you have an Apple Pencil 1, then it would help to have a spot where you keep your pencil so that you don’t have to try to remember where you put it last.
Avoid putting your pencil down when you are not using it
It would also help to avoid putting the pencil down in places such as the table, bed or on your lap when you are not using it.
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This is because your pencil might fall or you might forget where you put it. Instead, it would help to just put the pencil on the side of the iPad each time you are finished using it or to put it in a certain spot if it is the 1st gen pencil.
Ensure that your pencil is always charged
It would also help to ensure that your pencil is always charged above 15%.
By doing so, you will always be able to find the pencil relatively easily because it will be connected to your iPad and you can use the Bluetooth finder app to find it.
There is also a very important reason to make sure that your apple pencil always has some charge.
The reason for this is that many users have reported their Apple Pencil batteries dying when left at 0% for more than a few days.
Are Apple pencils easy to lose?
It can be easy to lose the Apple Pencil if you are careless with it. However, if you make sure to keep your Apple Pencil in the same spot when not in use, you can avoid losing the pencil easily.
It should also be noted that the Apple Pencil has no way of being tracked if it is not connected to Bluetooth, if you lose your Apple Pencil, you will be stuck with traditional methods.
Where should I keep my Apple Pencil?
The easiest place to keep the Apple Pencil is the side of the iPad. If you have the Apple Pencil 2, you can attach it to the iPad directly.
If you have the Apple Pencil 1, there are attachments you can buy that will allow you to leave it attached to the iPad.
Can I keep my Apple Pencil attached to my iPad?
The Apple Pencil 2 is designed to be attached to the side of the iPad and will stop charging when it reaches 100%.
In addition, this is actually a much better option than allowing the Apple Pencil to be at 0% for too long. A number of users have reported their Apple Pencils have died as a result of being at 0% for more than a few days.
Does the Apple Pencil 2 fall off easily?
In my experience, the Apple Pencil 2 does not fall off the side of the iPad easily.
However, you should be careful not to lose the pencil when you are taking it out of a backpack or when you are placing it back in the bag.