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Is my Apple Pencil battery dead?

As an Apple Pencil owner, I was feeling frustrated when I noticed that my Apple Pencil was no longer working. I decided to do some research and testing to see if I could figure out what the issue was. After some digging, I discovered that the most likely problem was that my Apple Pencil’s battery had died. In this blog post, I’m going to share the steps I took to solve the issue and some other solutions I discovered in my research.

If your Apple Pencil will not charge or connect, your Apple Pencil’s battery is likely to be dead. If you have recently left your Apple Pencil’s battery at 0% for more than a few days, it would be much more likely that your battery is dead.

Unfortunately, there have been a number of users who have reported their Apple Pencils dying after not being charged for a week or so.

Key Takeaways:

  • If your Apple Pencil will not charge or connect, its battery is likely dead
  • Apple Pencils can die if left at 0% charge for more than a few days
  • If your Apple Pencil is still in warranty, it is best to get it replaced
  • If your Apple Pencil is not connecting, it could be because the iPad’s Bluetooth is not turned on
  • If your Apple Pencil is not connecting and its battery has been at 0% for more than a few days, it is likely that the battery has died.

Is my Apple Pencil Battery Dead?

If your Apple Pencil is not charging, it might be because you have not been attaching it correctly to the side of the iPad. Alternatively, it might be the case that the pencil is not connected to the iPad’s Bluetooth and it would help to make sure that you have it turned on.

It might also be the case that there is a problem with the tip of the Apple Pencil and it would help to try changing the tip if possible.

Read more: When should you change the Apple Pencil battery tip?

If you have the Apple Pencil 1st generation, it might be the case that there is a problem with the lightning port on the iPad. This would be more likely if you can charge the Apple Pencil 1 when using a lightning cable with an adapter.

However, it might be the case that your Apple Pencil’s battery has died. This would be more likely if your Apple Pencil’s battery has been at 0% for more than a few days. There have been reports of people’s Apple Pencils batteries dying after being at 0% charge for more than a few days.

If you are unable to get your Apple Pencil to connect to the iPad or to get the battery icon to display by attaching it to the iPad, it would be likely that you have a broken Apple Pencil. In this case, it would help to get in contact with Apple support.

Read more: does the Apple Pencil battery die?

Causes of an Apple Pencil dying

A number of users have reported that their Apple Pencil battery’s died after not being used for a week or so. When the Apple Pencil is left at 0% charge for too long, it can result in the battery dying. This is because the battery needs some charge to maintain itself.

It could also be the case that your Apple Pencil’s battery has died because of being damaged. This would be more likely if you recently dropped your Apple Pencil or if it recently got wet. However, it could still be the case that it broke even with regular use.

Read more: Why did my Apple Pencil battery stop working?

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How to know if your Apple Pencil is dead

If your Apple Pencil is not connecting to the iPad and you cannot get it to charge, it would be likely that your Apple Pencil is dead.

What can I do if my Apple Pencil battery is dead?

If your Apple Pencil has died and it is still in warranty, the best option would be to see if you can get it replaced. If your Apple Pencil is no longer in warranty, you are likely going to need to buy a new Apple Pencil or to buy a third-party option.

However, this time, it will be important to make sure not to allow your battery to be at 0% charge for more than a few days.

Read more: does the Apple Pencil lose charge when not in use?

Why is my Apple Pencil not connecting?

If your Apple Pencil is not connecting to the iPad, it could be the case that your iPad’s Bluetooth is not turned on. You could also try turning the iPad off and on again.

However, it could be the case that your Apple Pencil’s battery has died. This would be more likely if your Apple Pencil has been at 0% battery for more than a few days.

Pros

  • Provides detailed steps on how to resolve the issue of a dead Apple Pencil battery
  • Includes useful takeaway points
  • Provides helpful troubleshooting advice
  • Links to additional resources

Cons

  • Does not include detailed instructions on how to charge the Apple Pencil
  • Does not provide information on what to do if the Apple Pencil is not connecting and the iPad’s Bluetooth is on

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