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How to unpair Apple Pencil?

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The Apple Pencil is a powerful accessory for iPad users, allowing for precise input and enhancing the overall user experience. However, there may be times when you need to unpair your Apple Pencil from your iPad, either to connect it to a different device or troubleshoot connectivity issues.

Wondering how to unpair Apple Pencil? This guide discusses steps to unpair it and other ways to disconnect the Apple Pencil from the iPad.

How to unpair Apple Pencil?

Here are steps to unpair the Apple Pencil from your iPad:

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPad and tap on Bluetooth.
  • Under the My Devices section, find the Apple Pencil and tap on the i icon beside it.
  • Now, tap on the Forget This Device to unpair it from your iPad.

Also read: How to connect Apple Pencil to iPad 10th Gen?

Other ways to disconnect Apple Pencil from the iPad

A few more ways will help you disconnect the Apple Pencil from your iPad in a few simple steps.

Disable the Bluetooth

Disabling the Bluetooth on the iPad will disconnect all the devices connected to your iPad via Bluetooth. So, if you are fine with it, then disable it. To disable Bluetooth on iPad, follow the steps below:

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPad and tap on Bluetooth.
  • Turn the toggle off beside the Bluetooth.

Power off the iPad

Switching off your iPad will reset its connection with the Apple Pencil, and it will automatically disconnect from your iPad. To use it again,, you have to pair the Apple Pencil with your iPad.

Turn off the iPad without a Home button

  • Simultaneously press and hold the Top button and one of the Volume buttons until you see a slider on the screen.
  • Use your finger to drag the slider to turn off your iPad.

Turn off the iPad with a Home button

  • Press and hold the Top button until a slider appears on the screen.
  • Slide the slider to power off your iPad and wait about 30 seconds for it to turn off fully.

Also read: How to disconnect Apple Pencil?


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