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Fix: Apple Pencil 2 not showing up in Bluetooth

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The Apple Pencil 2 is an amazing tool for iPad users, seamlessly integrating with iPads to provide a precise and intuitive writing or drawing experience. However, like any technology, it can occasionally encounter connectivity issues. One common problem users face is the Apple Pencil 2 not showing up in Bluetooth.

Curious Apple Pencil 2 is not showing in Bluetooth? This article discusses why it’s not showing in Bluetooth and a few ways to fix that.

Why is it not showing in Bluetooth?

There are simple reasons behind the Apple Pencil 2 not showing up in the Bluetooth on your iPad issue, and they are mentioned below:

  • Apple Pencil got disconnected.
  • Temporary system glitch.
  • Its battery is low.
  • Outdated software.

Also read: How to unpair Apple Pencil?

How to fix the issue?

Here are some fixes that might help you resolve this issue:

Check Compatibility

Ensure that your iPad model is compatible with the Apple Pencil 2. Not all iPads support the Apple Pencil 2, so it’s crucial to confirm compatibility before troubleshooting. Here is the list of compatible iPads:

  • iPad mini (6th generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (all generations)

Reconnect Apple Pencil 2

Maybe you restarted your iPad, or it got disconnected somehow; try reconnecting it to your iPad by simply placing the Apple Pencil 2 on your iPad’s magnetic connector, which is on the side of your iPad.

Restart the iPad

Restarting your iPad might resolve connectivity issues. Turn off your iPad, wait a few seconds, and then turn it back on. This can help refresh the device’s Bluetooth connections. After restarting, try to reconnect the Apple Pencil 2.

Also read: How to make the keyboard bigger on iPad?

Put it on charge

Low battery levels can cause connectivity issues. Attach the Apple Pencil 2 to the magnetic connector on the side of your iPad to charge it. You can also check the battery level in the iPad’s widget panel.

Check out our article to learn how to check if the Apple Pencil is charging.

Update iPad

Make sure your iPad has the latest software updates installed. Usually, these new updates include various improvements and bug fixes that can fix the connectivity issues. To update, follow these steps :

  • Go to Settings app and tap on General.
  • Tap on Software Update.
  • It will check for updates; download and install them if you see any updates.

Also read: Apple Pencil not charging: Quick Fix

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