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To connect your Apple Pencil to your iPad, you need to find the Lightning connector on your Pencil. If your tablet is upright, this connector is located on the bottom side. Using the Lightning connector, you can easily connect the Apple Pencil to your tablet. The next step is to charge the Pencil and check its battery percentage.
Charge your Apple Pencil
When you want to charge your Apple Pencil, you can either use the power supply of your iPhone or iPad or you can use an Apple Pencil Charging Adapter. If you’re not interested in buying one of these accessories, you can charge the pencil with a Lightning to USB cable. However, this method is not widely used and is only a temporary solution.
An Apple Pencil charging stand is designed to provide easy charging for your pencil. This charging stand is compatible with iPad Air 3rd generation, iPad mini 5th generation, and iPad Pro 12.9 inch, 10.5-inch, and 9.7-inch. It also works with iPad 6th, 7th, or 8th generation. To use it, you just need to insert the USB cable into the charging stand.
The Apple Pencil’s charging process is quite simple. Simply place it on the iPad’s surface (right of the volume buttons). Once the stylus detects the iPad, the charging process will begin automatically. Before you begin, make sure to turn on Bluetooth on your iPad, otherwise it won’t recognize the Apple Pencil. Also, note that the first generation Apple Pencil doesn’t support wireless charging.
Unpair your Apple Pencil
If you’re unable to pair your Apple Pencil with your iPad, there are a couple of options. The first is to visit an Apple Store and schedule an appointment. Once there, simply toggle Bluetooth off and on to see if the device can reconnect.
The second option is to manually unpair your Apple Pencil from your iPad Pro. To manually unpair the Apple Pencil, first, plug it back into the Lightning port on your iPad. Alternatively, you can place the Apple Pencil on a magnetic charging strip to re-pair it.
If the issue persists, you can try rebooting your iPad. You may also want to try charging the Apple Pencil before pairing. In some cases, you might have to charge the device for 15 seconds before pairing it. If you’ve tried rebooting your iPad, it might solve the problem. If this doesn’t work, you can also try turning off your iPad or performing a soft reset. However, it is not necessary to perform a factory reset on your iPad.
Another option is to clean the Lightning port on your iPad. If the port is clogged with debris, it may not connect with your Apple Pencil. Cleaning the port with a new toothbrush or anti-static brush will help remove the debris.
Check battery percentage
It is important to check the battery percentage of an Apple Pencil before using it. You can do this by connecting it to an iPad with a Lightning port. If the device is paired properly, you should hear a sound and the pen will begin to charge. After fifteen to thirty minutes, the battery percentage will be displayed on the iPad screen.
Apple Pencil batteries can be easily checked by using the built-in Battery widget in iPadOS. This method is available for both the first and second generation Apple Pencils. For version 2, there are additional methods. To check the battery percentage of an Apple Pencil connected to an iPad, tap the ‘Edit’ icon at the bottom of the screen.
The Apple Pencil’s battery percentage is also visible in iOS 9 by connecting the Apple Pencil to the iPad Pro. The battery widget appears in the Notification Center and shows the current battery percentage of the tablet and any Bluetooth devices that are connected to it.
Re-paint your Apple Pencil
Sometimes the Lightning connector on Apple products gets damaged. To repair this problem, unscrew the tip and turn it counterclockwise. This will refresh the tip, allowing it to work smoothly and efficiently on your iPad. This step is best performed by an expert as you do not want to damage the connector further.
The second-generation Apple Pencil is magnetically-connected to iPads, which is helpful for ensuring that it stays in sync. The new pencil also features a wireless connection. This makes it easy to use and works great for adjusting fine points in an image. It is also excellent for sketching handwriting and diagrams, and it can save them as digital notes.
The Apple Pencil is compatible with iPad Air, iPad mini 5, and iPad Pro 12.9-inch. It is also compatible with the iPad Air 4th generation. You can also use it with the iPad Pro 11-inch and 12.9-inch models. To pair the Apple Pencil with an iPad, simply lay the pencil flat against the iPad, click it into place, and the Apple Pencil and iPad will be paired. You can use the Apple Pencil to enhance your images, edit videos, and manage your photos on your iPad.