Whether you are a working professional or a student, an iPad combined with Apple Pencil is a setup that can replace the traditional pen and paper from your backpack. The deeper integration for Apple Pencil that iPadOS 14 brings — Scribble feature — will make Apple Pencil a must-have for many iPad owners; if it isn’t already.
While Apple Pencil is a useful tool, due to its multi-faceted nature it is limited by the battery.
In this article, we have listed the steps you need to follow to keep track of your Apple Pencil’s charge to avoid being in a situation where it does not work.
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Apple Pencil (1st-gen)
To check charge level on 1st-gen Apple Pencil, ensure that the device is paired to your iPad and follow the steps listed below:
- Swipe right on the first page of your Homescreen to access Today View.
- Now locate the Batteries widget. Here you will find devices connected to your iPad via Bluetooth and their charge levels — Apple Pencil included.
Users can pin Today View to the first Home Screen by turning on Keep on Home Screen from Edit Widgets menu.
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Apple Pencil (2nd-gen)
For 2nd-gen Apple Pencil, check the aforementioned Batteries widget or place the stylus on the magnetic strip present along the right-hand side of iPad to see the current charge level.
Note: If a car’s keyless entry fob is near a charging Apple Pencil (2nd-gen), signal interference can prevent you from unlocking your car. If faced with such an issue, move your iPad Pro away from the key fob or detach the charging Apple Pencil to solve the issue.
A charged Pencil will not cause any interference.
List of devices that support Apple Pencil (1st-gen)
- iPad Air (3rd-gen)
- iPad (6th-gen)
- iPad (7th-gen)
- iPad mini (5th-gen)
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd gen)
List of devices that support Apple Pencil (2nd-gen)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st-gen and later)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd-gen and later)
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