What To Do When Your Apple Pencil Not Working?

What To Do When Your Apple Pencil Not Working?
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The first Apple Pencil launched with the original iPad Pro in 2015, but now there are two versions of the stylus available for usage with iPads: the Apple Pencil and the Apple Pencil 2. Many iPad owners have grown to rely on the Apple Pencil for various tasks, including drawing, sketching, taking notes, and making more accurate touches on the display.

The Apple Pencil and Apple Pencil 2 are generally reliable. However, if you’re experiencing problems with Apple’s stylus, such as the Apple Pencil not working, vanishing from the battery menu in Notification Center, or refusing to turn it on, here are some easy solutions to get it back in working order.

Unresponsive Apple Pencil

If your Apple Pencil is behaving unresponsive or Apple Pencil 2 not working but connected, the battery probably needs replacing. You may charge the Pencil by either putting it into your iPad, resting it on the side of your iPad (Pencil 2), or allowing it to charge for around ten minutes. Then give it another go with it. If the issue is still there after these steps:

  • You may need re-establishing a connection with your iPad
  • Try turning Bluetooth off and then back on again on your iPad, as this may cause the connection to be re-established
  • Check to verify that the nib on your Apple Pencil is properly tightened before using it

If everything else fails, it is quite probable that you will need to charge your Pencil and then forcibly re-pair it with the iPad:

  • Following the directions above for charging, give the Apple Pencil at least an hour to charge completely.
  • Your iPad’s Bluetooth settings may be accessed under the My Devices section, where you can touch Forget This Device to un-pair Pencil.
  • Plug your Apple Pencil into your iPad when Bluetooth turns on, and then follow the on-screen prompts to re-establish the connection between the two devices.
  • After successfully matching it, you should give it another go in Astropad.

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What’s wrong with my Apple Pencil and why won’t it work: Issues with the charging system

So, why is my Apple pencil not working? The Apple Pencil may have ceased operating because it ran out of battery. You can easily figure this out by checking the Today View on your iPad to see how much battery life your Apple Pencil still has.

Different variants of the Apple Pencil have different charging procedures. If you have an Apple Pencil from the first generation, you may charge it by connecting it to the Lightning connection on your iPad or using the Apple Pencil Charging Adapter and a USB port. When you link an Apple Pencil of the second generation to the magnetic connection on your iPad, it will begin to charge automatically.

How to Fix the Problem Where Your Apple Pencil Won’t Connect to Your iPad?

You have gone through some potential causes of the Apple Pencil’s inability to connect to the iPad or function properly. Let’s have an understanding of the possible solutions:

Apple Pencil has to be charged and reset

Your Apple pencil connected but not working; the first thing you should do is make sure that it is fully charged. This is because a lack of charge is the most likely explanation for your Apple Pencil malfunctioning. Depending on the model you have, you may charge your Pencil by docking it into your iPad or connecting it to the side of your iPad. Additionally, if you have a lightning cable and a USB connection, you may use them to charge your Apple Pencil 1.

Apple’s Pencil is not a Bluetooth device. Therefore you can forget about using it.

Apple Pencil not working on iPad because of a pairing problem. As soon as you reattach it to the edge of the iPad or dock it to the iPad itself and then attempt to use it, it will begin functioning correctly again. This often occurs as a result of pairing issues. As a result, you will have to disconnect your Apple Pencil from its Bluetooth connection and then reconnect it again.

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Apple service center

Suppose you cannot determine the specific cause of the error that the stylus is not functioning, and all of the procedures intended to resolve the issue are unsuccessful. In that case, your last option is to contact an Apple Genius. Apple’s technical assistance will assist you in locating the problem and teaching you how to resolve it. If you are close to an Apple shop, you can ask the employees there about the best ways to fix the problem with your stylus. 

If your Apple pencil is still within the one-year covered by the limited warranty, the business will work to find a solution to the issue. On the other hand, if an Apple pencil stopped working, you could be asked to get a new one.