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When and how to change the Apple Pencil tip?

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One key component of the Apple Pencil is its replaceable tip, a feature that ensures continued optimal performance. Knowing when and how to change the Apple Pencil tip is essential for a seamless drawing or writing experience.

In this article, we will explore when and how to change the Apple Pencil tip to maintain a seamless drawing or writing experience.

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When to change the Apple Pencil tip?

Apple doesn’t specify exactly when the Pencil tip will wear out, but it depends on how often you use it. If you use it occasionally, it could last for a long time, even years. But it might wear down in a few months for people who use it a lot.

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Signs it’s time to change your Apple Pencil Tip:

  • Visible signs of wear: The clearest signal that you need to switch out your Apple Pencil tip is when you see visible wear and tear. The tip can wear down regularly, impacting how well it responds and accuracy. If you see a flat or uneven tip, take it as a sign that it’s time for a new one.
  • Decreased sensitivity: If your Apple Pencil becomes less responsive to pressure or tilt, the tip could be blamed even after recalibrating. Over time, the conductive properties of the tip can diminish, leading to a decline in sensitivity. If your Pencil isn’t as sharp as it used to be, a new tip might be the solution.
  • Screen scratches: A worn-out tip might be causing scratches on your iPad or iPad Pro screen. If you spot any unusual marks, it’s a good idea to examine the tip for damage and replace it promptly. This proactive approach can prevent further harm to your device.
Check out our article to learn more about how long Apple pencil Tips last

How to change the Apple Pencil tip?

If you think it is time to change the Apple Pencil tip, then here are the steps to do that:

Step 1: To change the Apple Pencil tip, gently grasp the old tip and unscrew it Anticlockwise. The tip should come off easily. Be careful not to use excessive force, which could damage the Pencil.

Step 2: Take the new tip and screw it onto the Apple Pencil in a Clockwise direction. Ensure that it is securely attached, but avoid over-tightening, as this could make it difficult to remove the tip in the future.

Step 3: After replacing the tip, test the Apple Pencil on your iPad to ensure that the sensitivity and responsiveness have been restored

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