As an Apple Pencil owner, I was increasingly frustrated by the lack of information about whether the Apple Pencil was trackable or not. After doing some extensive research and testing, I’m here to share my findings and the solutions I’ve discovered.
The Apple Pencil is not trackable. If you lose your Apple Pencil, you can try to see if it is still connected to Bluetooth. Otherwise, your only option is to find it by retracing your steps.
Unfortunately, finding the Apple Pencil when lost can be difficult and most of the time you will be stuck with traditional methods such as retracing your steps.
However, there are some options you have and can still make use of Bluetooth to help track your Apple Pencil down.
|The Apple Pencil is not trackable.|
|If you lose your Apple Pencil, you can try to see if it is still connected to Bluetooth.|
|Keeping Apple Pencil 2 attached to the iPad when not in use is an easy option to avoid losing it.|
|You can use a Bluetooth finder app to find the Apple Pencil if you lose it.|
|If the Apple Pencil is dead or cannot be connected to Bluetooth, traditional measures such as retracing your steps are your only options.|
|Be careful not to lose the Apple Pencil in the first place as there is no way to track it and it cannot be connected to find my iPhone.|
Is the Apple Pencil trackable?
It is not possible to track the Apple Pencil, to get it to play a sound, or to connect it to find my iPhone. This means that it is important not to be careless with the pencil and to try to take measures to avoid losing it.
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If you have an Apple Pencil 2, an easy option would be to keep it attached to the side of the iPad when you are not using it.
Alternatively, you could make sure to always put it in a certain place when not in use. But, don’t leave it there too long because the pencil can die if it is at 0% battery for more than a week as reported by some users in the forums.
Below are things you can do to find the Apple Pencil if you lose it.
See if the pencil is connected to Bluetooth
If your Apple Pencil is connected to Bluetooth, it will be the case that your pencil is somewhere nearby and you will just have to keep searching around until you find it.
Use the Bluetooth finder app
If you are able to connect via Bluetooth, you can also use the Bluetooth finder app which allows you to see the strength of the connection you have with the Apple Pencil.
With the use of the app, you can walk around and see if the strength of the connection gets weaker or smaller. By walking in the direction that makes the connection stronger, you will be getting nearer to the pencil.
Go to locations where you might have used it
If you go back to locations where you last used the Apple Pencil with your iPad, you might find that the pencil connects to the iPad’s Bluetooth. If this happens, you will know that the pencil is somewhere nearby.
However, it might be the case that the pencil does not connect to the iPad even though it is nearby. Just because you cannot see the Apple Pencil on your iPad’s Bluetooth, it does not mean that the Apple Pencil is not nearby.
How can I find a dead Apple Pencil?
If your Apple Pencil is dead or cannot be connected to Bluetooth, there are still some options you have. However, you will be limited to traditional measures.
Try to remember where you last used the pencil
It would help to try to remind yourself of where you last used the pencil. If you remember that you last used the pencil in a certain room, you can search the room by starting in a certain location in the room and then working your way around the room.
It would help to look underneath things such as chairs, cushions, mattresses, and beds since the pencil might have fallen underneath.
Consider where you normally use the pencil
It would also help to consider where you most frequently use the Apple Pencil since that is the most likely location, if you cannot remember where you last used it.
Consider if you have pets
If you have a dog, it could be the case that your dog ate the pencil or that your dog picked up the pencil and took it elsewhere. In this case, it would help to look at spots where your dog tends to go since the pencil might be there.
Consider how long it has been since you have last used the Apple Pencil
Some users have reported their Apple Pencils dying because they were left at 0% charge for too long.
If your Apple Pencil has been at 0% charge for longer than a week and you cannot find the Apple Pencil through Bluetooth, it could be the case that the battery has actually died.
What can I do if my Apple Pencil was stolen?
Unfortunately, there is not much that you can do if your Apple Pencil gets stolen since there is no way to track it and it cannot be connected to find my iPhone.
This is why it is important to be careful not to lose the Apple Pencil in the first place.
- The Apple Pencil is not trackable.
- You can use a Bluetooth finder app to find the Apple Pencil if you lose it.
- If you have an Apple Pencil 2, an easy option would be to keep it attached to the side of the iPad when you are not using it.
- You can remember where you last used the pencil and go back to that location.
- You can consider where you normally use the pencil.
- If the Apple Pencil is dead or cannot be connected to Bluetooth, you are limited to traditional measures such as retracing your steps.
- If your Apple Pencil gets stolen, there is no way to track it and it cannot be connected to find my iPhone.
- It can be difficult to find the Apple Pencil with traditional methods such as retracing your steps.