As an Apple Pencil owner, I’ve often been left frustrated with how long it takes to charge my device. After doing some research and testing of my own, I’m here to share my findings and solutions for those wondering why their Apple Pencil takes so long to charge. In this blog post, I’ll be walking through the various reasons why it can take so long to charge the Apple Pencil and what you can do to speed up the process. Hopefully, these solutions will help you get the most out of your device and save you time in the future.
Likely reasons why your Apple Pencil takes a long time to charge are that the battery is broken, you are not connecting it to the iPad correctly, or because the nib is broken or not attached correctly.
There are actually a number of possible reasons why your Apple Pencil does not charge. However, there are a number of things you can consider to help figure out the main cause and there are some things you can do about it.
|Topic Sentence||Key Takeaways|
|Causes of Apple Pencil not charging||– Damaged battery |
– Incorrect placement on the charging area
– Problem with nib
|Charging Apple Pencil 1 with lightning cable||– Charges slowly |
– Not recommended
|Ways to charge Apple Pencil faster||– Connect it correctly to the iPad |
– Ensure Bluetooth is turned on
– Attach nib properly
– Directly attach Apple Pencil 1 to iPad
|Charging time and usage||– 15 minutes to fully charge |
– 15 seconds of charging = 30 minutes of usage
Why does it take so long to charge my Apple Pencil?
Below are likely reasons why your Apple Pencil is taking a long time to charge.
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It could be the case that the battery has been damaged on your Apple Pencil. This would be more likely if you have allowed it to be at 0% charge for more than a few days. When it is allowed to be at 0% charge, it will often result in the battery becoming broken because it is unable to maintain itself.
It could also be the result of dropping the pencil, getting it wet, or just bad luck. In this case, if the pencil is still in warranty, you could try and see if you can get it replaced otherwise your only option will be to buy a new one.
Charging it wrong
It could also be the case that you have not been placing the Apple Pencil 2 on the charging area correctly. It often takes me a couple attempts before I am able to get the charging drop down to display because of placing the Apple Pencil 2 incorrectly.
Nib not attached right
It could also be the case that there is a problem with the nib. It would help to make sure that it is tightened properly and that it is not damaged.
Charging via an adapter
If you are trying to charge the Apple Pencil 1 using a lightning cable and an adapter, it will be because the Apple Pencil 1 charges a lot more slowly when charged via the cable. If you charge it by connecting it to the iPad, you should find that it charges much faster.
Consider if your battery has been at 0% for a while
It would help to consider if your Apple Pencil has been allowed to be at 0% charge for more than a few days. A number of users have found that their Apple Pencils have broken as a result of being at 0% charge for too long.
How can I make my Apple Pencil charge faster?
To get your Apple Pencil to charge faster, it would help to make sure that you have been connecting it correctly to the iPad, that the iPad’s Bluetooth is turned on, that the nib is attached properly and it would help to attach the Apple Pencil 1 directly to the iPad instead of using a lightning cable.
How long should it take for Apple Pencil to charge?
The Apple Pencil is supposed to take 15 minutes to fully charge and you should be able to get 30 minutes of usage from it after charging it for just 15 seconds.