How to Charge Apple Pencil Gen 2

January 21, 2024
David Sunnyside

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Apple Pencil is a versatile stylus for iPad models that enables users to reimagine creativity and productivity. But even the most powerful tool runs on a battery that needs to charge from time to time.

The method for charging and checking the Apple Pencil battery level differs by model. The first generation Apple Pencil charges through a Lightning port and requires a charger, while the second generation Apple Pencil can be charged wirelessly by snapping magnetically to the iPad.

For the 1st generation Apple Pencil, remove the cap from the end of the pencil to reveal a lightning connector that can be plugged directly into a charging cable. For the 2nd generation Apple Pencil, you can wirelessly connect it to your iPad or use a USB-C to Apple Pencil adapter (comes in the box with your iPad) to charge it.

Once the Apple Pencil is connected to a charger, it begins charging and the battery level will appear in the top-right corner of the iPad’s screen when it is unlocked. You can also check the status of your Apple Pencil by pulling down on the Control Center and tapping i next to the stylus.

Another way to check the battery levels of your Apple Pencil is through a handy iOS widget that displays the current battery level in a quick and convenient manner. The battery widget can be easily installed by tapping and holding an empty space on the iPad’s Home screen until all of the apps start to jiggle, then selecting the “+” icon and choosing Batteries from the list of available options.

David Sunnyside
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