As an Apple Pencil owner, I know the frustration of trying to use your favorite tool only to find out it won’t charge. After several failed attempts to get my Apple Pencil to work, I decided to look into the issue further. In this blog post, I will share what I have learned about why the Apple Pencil won’t charge, as well as some potential solutions. Hopefully, this will help others who have experienced the same problem.
Likely reasons why your Apple Pencil won’t charge are that the battery has died, you are not connecting it to the iPad correctly, the tip is broken, or Bluetooth is turned off on the iPad.
There are a number of possible reasons why your Apple Pencil has stopped charging. Unfortunately, for most people, the cause will be that the battery has died.
When the battery is allowed to be at 0% charge for more than a few days, it can often result in the battery in the pencil dying which is why it is important to avoid allowing the pencil to run out of battery.
|The Apple Pencil may not charge due to a dead battery, improper connection, a broken tip, or Bluetooth not being enabled on the iPad.|
|Other possible reasons include not pairing the pencil correctly with the iPad, or not tightening the nib.|
|If the battery has died, you may need to get it replaced if it is still in warranty, or purchase a new one.|
Why won’t my Apple Pencil charge?
Below are a number of possible reasons why your Apple Pencil will not charge and what would make them more likely.
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It could be the case that the battery has died 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.
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Your pencil is not paired properly
It might also be the case that your Apple Pencil has not been pairing properly with your iPad. This would be more likely if your Apple Pencil does charge sometimes.
In this case, it would help to ensure that your Apple Pencil is actually connected to the iPad’s Bluetooth and that the iPad’s Bluetooth is turned.
You need to tighten the nib
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.
Ensure you have Bluetooth turned on
It would also help to make sure that your iPad’s Bluetooth is turned on. Additionally, it would help to try turning your iPad off and on again.
You are not connecting the pencil properly
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.
Contact Apple about it
If non of the above has worked, it would be very likely that the pencil 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.
My Apple Pencil is connected but won’t charge
If your Apple Pencil does not work despite being connected, it might be the case that you need to replace the tip. It would also help to check that the tip is screwed in all the way.
It would also help to try forgetting the device on your iPad and then turning the iPad off and on then reconnecting the pencil.
It would also help to make sure that you have been placing the Apple Pencil correctly on the charging slot.
However, it could be the case that the Apple Pencil is broken.
How do you reset Apple Pencil battery?
It is not possible to reset the Apple Pencil’s battery. If the Apple Pencil is not working with the iPad properly, it would help to try turning the iPad off and on again and to ensure that the Bluetooth is turned on.
How do I know if my Apple Pencil is broken?
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.
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.
Why won’t my Apple Pencil connect?
Possible reasons why your Apple Pencil won’t connect include the Apple Pencil being broken, the tip being broken or a problem with the Bluetooth on the iPad. It could also be the case that you have not been charging the Apple Pencil correctly.
Pros and Cons of Using an Apple Pencil
- Provides an accurate and precise way of drawing and writing on the iPad.
- The pressure sensitivity allows for a more natural writing experience.
- The battery life is quite long, allowing for hours of usage without needing to recharge.
- The Apple Pencil is compatible with a wide range of iPad models.
- The Apple Pencil is quite expensive, making it a luxury item.
- It may be difficult to get the Apple Pencil to charge, especially if the battery has died.
- The Apple Pencil is not compatible with all iPad apps, so some apps may not be able to take advantage of the Apple Pencil’s features.
- The tips of the Apple Pencil can wear down over time, resulting in a less accurate writing experience.