As an Apple Pencil owner, I was frustrated to find that my writing wasn’t as smooth as I had expected. After doing some research and testing, I wanted to share my experience with others in the same situation. In this blog post, I’ll be discussing why my Apple Pencil was lagging and how I solved the issue, as well as other solutions I discovered.
Likely reasons why your Apple Pencil is lagging are that the Bluetooth is not connected, the battery has a fault, the tip needs replacing or is not attached properly or because the palm rejection is not working properly.
There are a number of possible reasons why your Apple Pencil has been lagging but there are some things you can consider to help figure out the most likely reason. There are also a number of things you can do about it.
|– Possible reasons for Apple Pencil lagging include connectivity issues, faulty battery, incorrect attachment of the tip, or poor palm rejection.|
|– To resolve lagging, try charging the pencil, updating apps, checking tip attachment, replacing the tip, and holding the pencil differently.|
|– Random lagging may be caused by tip issues, palm rejection problems, app problems, or a faulty pencil.|
Why is my Apple Pencil lagging?
Below are possible reasons why your Apple Pencil has been lagging:
Broken pencil tip
It could be the case that the nib on your Apple Pencil is broken. This would be more likely if it is visibly worn down or if there are scratches on it.
It could also be the case that it is not attached to the Apple Pencil correctly. It would help to make sure that it is connected properly and it would help to replace it if you can do.
It might also be the case that there is a problem with the battery. This would be more likely if you recently dropped your Apple Pencil allowed it to get wet or allowed it to be at 0% charge for more than a few days.
It would also be more likely if your Apple Pencil runs out of power very quickly or if it is difficult to get it to connect to the iPad. In this case, the only option would be to return it or to buy a new pencil since you cannot replace the battery.
The palm rejection is not working
It could also be the case that the palm rejection is not working properly. This would be more likely if your Apple Pencil only seems to lag when you hold it in a certain way.
In this case, it would help to try drawing with the Apple Pencil with only the tip of the pencil touching the screen.
Read more: Does the Apple Pencil have palm rejection?
If it only lags when your palm is also on the screen, it would be more likely to be due to an issue with how you are holding the pencil or a problem with the palm rejection.
Not connected to Bluetooth
It is still possible for the Apple Pencil to work without being connected to the iPad’s Bluetooth if it is charged.
If your Apple Pencil is not connected to the iPad’s Bluetooth, it will not work properly and it will only work as a dumb stylus without any of the functionality that you get with the Apple Pencil. It would help to ensure that the Bluetooth is turned on on your iPad and that your Apple Pencil is connected to it.
Using an old iPad
The old iPads and the current base model iPad 10th gen all have 60hz screens. If you have gotten used to drawing on a 120hz screen, it might seem like the pencil is lagging to you because of the refresh rate of the screen.
A problem with the app you are using
If your Apple Pencil only lags when you are using certain apps, it might also be the case that there is a problem with the app you have been using. It would help to make sure that your apps are all up to date.
How to get my Apple Pencil to stop lagging?
In order to get your Apple Pencil to stop lagging, it would help to try the following:
- Charge it
- Turn the iPad off and on
- Update the apps you are using
- Ensure the tip of the pencil is connected correctly
- Replace the pencil tip
- Ensure your iPad’s Bluetooth is turned on
- Try holding your Apple Pencil differently incase it is an issue with the palm rejection
If none of that works, you could try taking it to an Apple Store to see if they find a problem with it. Otherwise, you will likely need to replace the pencil itself.
Why does my Apple Pencil lag randomly?
If your Apple Pencil lags randomly, it could be because the tip needs to be replaced or it might be because the iPad has not always been rejecting your palm.
It would help to see if your pencil still disconnects when it is only the pencil tip that is touching the screen.
If the pencil disconnects when your palm is touching the screen, it might be the case that you need to hold the pencil slightly differently.
It might also be the case that there is a problem with specific apps that you have been using which would be more likely if the Apple Pencil only lags when you use certain apps.
However, it could also be the case that the pencil is faulty. This would be more likely if the problem has appeared suddenly.