The “Magically pair. Wirelessly charge.” function of the iPad Pro or iPad Air allows the Apple Pencil to be linked magnetically to the side of the tablet. The charging procedure begins when it has automatically paired with these devices. Even while the Apple pencil is a wonderful tool, it is useless if it is not sufficiently charged. This tutorial will help you determine whether or not your Apple Pencil is charging if you are unfamiliar with the procedure.
About Apple Pencil:
Apple Pencil, which is compatible with iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini, is an excellent tool for a wide range of tasks, including drawing, sketching, colouring, taking notes, and annotating PDFs. It gives you a lot of creative freedom and opens up a whole new world of design possibilities for you. It’s a great tool for producing a wide range of artistic effects with pixel-perfect precision, and it works just like a regular pencil.
In order to charge and link the Apple pencil automatically, it has a flat edge that attaches magnetically. Let’s see if we can figure out how to tell whether it’s actually charging.
How to tell your Apple Pencil is charging
When determining whether or not an Apple pencil is charging, keep the following things in mind:
- You must first determine the generation of Apple pencil you own. Apple Pencil 2nd generation charging differs from Apple Pencil charging (1st generation).
- It is also important to make sure that your iPad model is compatible with the pencil you are purchasing.
- This concludes our guide to connecting your Apple Pencil to your iPad and checking if it is charging.
For Apple Pencil 1st Generation
Pluging: You may charge your Apple pencil by connecting it straight to the iPad’s lightning connector if your iPad is one of the first models to support it. It’s as simple as taking the cap off the Apple Pencil and attaching it to your iPad’s Lightning port, followed by a tap on the Pair button.
At the top of the Apple pencil, there is a silver band. There is a silver ring on top of the cap. The lightning adaptor is visible after the cap top is removed. You can now use it with the Apple USB Power Adapter or the Apple Pencil Charging Adapter that came with your pencil when you purchased it, or you can plug it into a converter.
Note: The Apple Pencil stays connected to your iPad even if you restart, turn on Airplane Mode, or pair with another device once you’ve paired it. If any of these situations apply, you’ll need to re-pair your pencil.
Charging: On the iPad’s screen, you can tell if the Apple Pencil is charging by looking at the top of the screen. You’ll be able to view how much charge your Apple Pencil has. When the Apple pencil is charging, the battery icon and a lightning bolt will appear in the centre of the screen.
For Apple Pencil 2nd Generation
You don’t need a lightning adaptor for the second generation Apple pencil. Apple’s magnetic connector on the side of your iPad may be used to charge your Apple Pencil.
You can only use this Apple pencil with the two iPad models indicated above, so check first to be sure it is compatible.
The battery level of your iPad may be checked by looking at the Today view on your iPad after you have placed the Apple pencil along its side. You can access this view by swiping left to right from the home or lock screen. There is a section called Batteries in Today view, and if your Apple pencil is charging, it will be shown on the list in this part.
If your Apple pencil is charging, you’ll see an icon of it along with the words “Apple Pencil” and the battery % and the lightning bolt.
Note: You must ensure that Bluetooth is enabled / turned on if you don’t see the charge status appear at the top of the iPad’s screen.
Keeping track of Apple pencil Charge Status
If you want to see how much battery life you have left on your Apple Pencil, you may check your iPad’s Today View or the Batteries widget. Keeping tabs on the charge status of your Apple pencil is as simple as adding a Batteries widget to your Home Screen.
How to add the Battery Widget
Including AirPods, Apple Pencil, and other attachments, a Batteries widget can be added to your iPad’s Home Screen. For it to work, you must follow the following steps:
- Hold down on the background of the Home Screen until it begins to tremble.
- The “+” symbol at the top of the screen can be used to add new items.
- Tap on Batteries now.
- The Battery Status widgets can be swiped left and right to get the size that best suits your needs.
- Tap on “Add Widget” and then press the “Done” button when you’ve got the right size.