As an Apple Pencil user, I’ve often wondered if it’s better to leave my Pencil charged all the time or to charge it only when it needs it. After doing some research and testing, I’m here to share my findings and provide insight into whether leaving your Apple Pencil charged all the time will decrease its performance.
The Apple Pencil 2 can easily be attached to the iPad, so it is easy to keep the Apple Pencil charged all the time.
However, keeping a battery at full charge all the time can result in its performance deteriorating over time. This post will show you if you should keep your Apple Pencil charged all the time and why it is actually much worse to allow the Apple Pencil to go down to 0% for too long.
Keeping the Apple Pencil fully charged all the time will decrease its performance slightly faster than if you were to keep it at 80% charge all the time. However, the Apple Pencil actually has a very good battery life, so it is not such an issue if the battery deteriorates slightly.
Also, it is risky to allow the Apple Pencil to be at 0% charge for too long because a number of users have reported their Apple Pencil batteries dying after being left at 0% charge for more than a few days.
In practice, the easiest way to avoid allowing this to happen is to just leave it attached to the side of the iPad when not in use.
While it is not ideal to keep a battery at full charge all the time, for most people it is the most convenient option.
This extra convenience and ability to avoid the risk of being at 0% charge for too long, makes it the best option for most people to just keep the Apple Pencil attached to the side of the iPad.
|Keeping Apple Pencil fully charged slightly decreases performance over time
|Leaving the Apple Pencil at 0% charge for too long can lead to battery dying
|It is safe to leave the Apple Pencil connected to the iPad overnight
|Avoid letting the battery go down to 0% and avoid getting the Apple Pencil wet or dropping it to ensure a longer lifespan
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Will leaving the Apple Pencil charged all the time decrease performance?
Leaving a battery at 100% charge all the time does decrease its performance.
However, for most people this is an acceptable trade-off because it is much more convenient to just leave the Pencil attached to the side of the iPad.
Also, it is a much better option to leave the Apple Pencil fully charged than it is to leave it at 0% charge.
This is because leaving the Apple Pencil at 0% charge for more than a few days runs the risk of the battery dying.
Is it ok to leave the Apple Pencil docked all the time?
A lot of people worry about having the Apple Pencil connected all the time. However, this is not an issue because the circuitry is designed not to continue charging the pencil beyond 100%.
Also, it is much better to keep the pencil charged to 100% regularly than it is to allow the Apple Pencil to have 0% charge for too long since this can cause the battery to die.
While the battery will lose some of its capacity over time, it is not such an issue because the battery can last for 12 hours.
So, even if it were to lose 50% of its capacity, you would still be able to expect it to work for about 6 hours on a single charge.
Also, if you do not leave the pencil docked, you risk losing the pencil since they can be easily lost.
Sacrificing a small amount of power loss over time will be a better option for most people if it allows for a lot more convenience and a lower chance of losing the pencil.
Should I disconnect my Apple Pencil when I’m not using it?
In practice, there is not really much of a benefit to disconnecting the Apple Pencil when you are not using it. For most people, the best option is to just leave it attached to the side of the iPad.
This will also allow you to use it whenever you find yourself needing it and to avoid allowing the battery to be at 0% for too long.
Additionally, when the Apple Pencil is not in use, it actually goes into a low power mode and disconnects from the iPad anyway. When you move the Apple Pencil again, it will quickly reconnect to the iPad so that it is ready for you to use it.
Can you leave the Apple Pencil connected overnight?
It is ok to leave the Apple Pencil connected overnight. When the Apple Pencil is not in use, it goes into a low power mode which disconnects it from the iPad’s Bluetooth.
It is also ok to leave the Apple Pencil connected to the iPad’s charger overnight since this will allow you to avoid letting the battery go down to 0%.
Also, the Apple Pencil will not charge beyond 0%, so you do not need to worry about overcharging the Apple Pencil.
How quickly does the Apple Pencil’s battery degrade?
Lithium-ion batteries are meant to last for 3-5 years. So, with regular use, you can reasonably expect that your Apple Pencil will last for that amount of time.
How to ensure that your Apple Pencil lasts as long as possible
To ensure that your Apple Pencil lasts as long as possible, it would help to ensure that your Apple Pencil does not stay at 0% charge for too long since it can result in the battery dying.
It would also help to avoid dropping the Apple Pencil and to avoid allowing it to get wet.
Additionally, you can expect to have to change the tip of the Apple Pencil every 6 months to a year of regular use.