If you want to leave your Apple Pencil charging overnight, you might be wondering if it is ok for you to do it. This post will show you why it is ok to leave your Apple Pencil charging overnight and why it is much better than allowing your Apple Pencil to go down to 0% charge.
The Apple Pencil is designed to be left attached to the iPad and it will stop charging when the battery reaches 100%. Therefore, it is ok to charge your Apple Pencil overnight. Leaving the battery at 100% can cause it to degrade slightly faster, but this is much better than allowing the battery to go down to 0% for too long which can actually cause the battery to die.
Also, it is risky to allow the Apple Pencil to be at 0% charge for too long because a number of users have reported their Apple Pencil batteries dying after being left at 0% charge for more than a few days.
In practice, the easiest way to avoid allowing this to happen is to just leave it attached to the side of the iPad when not in use.
While it is not ideal to keep a battery at full charge all the time, for most people it is the most convenient option.
This extra convenience and ability to avoid the risk of being at 0% charge for too long, makes it the best option for most people to just keep the Apple Pencil attached to the side of the iPad including overnight.
|Leaving the Apple Pencil charging overnight is recommended|
|The battery degrades slightly faster if left at 100% charge|
|Apple Pencil batteries may die if left at 0% charge for too long|
|Keeping the Apple Pencil attached to the iPad is best for convenience and battery health|
Is it bad to charge Apple Pencil overnight?
The Apple Pencil will not go beyond a 100% charge when you attach it to the side of the iPad. Therefore, you do not have to worry about overcharging the Apple Pencil by leaving it attached to the iPad overnight.
Many people worry about having the Apple Pencil connected all the time. However, this is not an issue because the Apple Pencil’s circuitry is designed not to continue charging the pencil beyond 100%.
Also, it is much better to keep the pencil charged to 100% regularly than it is to allow the Apple Pencil to have 0% charge for too long since this can cause the battery to die.
While the battery will lose some of its capacity over time, it is not such an issue because the battery can last for 12 hours.
So, even if it were to lose 50% of its capacity, you would still be able to expect it to work for about 6 hours on a single charge.
Also, if you do not leave the pencil docked, you risk losing the pencil since they can be easily lost.
Sacrificing a small amount of power loss over time will be a better option for most people if it allows for a lot more convenience and a lower chance of losing the pencil.
Keeping the Apple Pencil attached to the iPad also is beneficial because it will make it much easier for you to use it whenever you need it. This by itself is worth sacrificing a small amount of longevity for most people.
Is it bad to leave Apple Pencil charging all the time?
It is ok to leave your Apple Pencil attached to the side of the iPad since it will not result in the Apple Pencil being charged beyond 100%.
Also, for most people, this represents a very convenient option since you will not have to worry about reminding yourself to charge the Apple Pencil occasionally and it will be right there whenever you find yourself wanting to use it.
Can I overcharge my Apple Pencil?
The Apple Pencil will not overcharge by being attached to the side of the iPad. In fact, the Apple Pencil is designed to be left attached to the iPad.
For most people, this represents the most convenient option. It will also allow you to avoid allowing your Apple Pencil to go down to 0% battery for extended periods.
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Should I disconnect my Apple Pencil when I’m not using it?
In practice, there is not really much of a benefit to disconnecting the Apple Pencil when you are not using it. For most people, the best option is to just leave it attached to the side of the iPad. This will also allow you to use it whenever you find yourself needing it and to avoid allowing the battery to be at 0% for too long.
Additionally, when the Apple Pencil is not in use, it actually goes into a low power mode and disconnects from the iPad anyway. When you move the Apple Pencil again, it will quickly reconnect to the iPad so that it is ready for you to use it.
Why you should keep your Apple Pencil charged
There are users who have reported that their Apple Pencils have died after being allowed to be at 0% charge for more than a few days.
The Apple Pencil’s battery is not designed to be at 0% charge for too long because it does need some power to maintain itself.
With that being the case, it would be best for you to make sure that your Apple Pencil is not able to go down to 0% charge for too long. In order to do this, the easiest option would be to just leave the Apple Pencil 2 attached to the side of the iPad.