How long does the Apple Pencil battery last? 

 September 19, 2021

By  Phil Borges

The Apple Pencil has been a success with the iPad Pro since its release. It is an accessory that many people have enjoyed using to draw, sketch, and more on their tablet. One question that many people ask themselves about the Pencil is how long its battery lasts. In this article, we'll discuss how long you should expect to get out of your Apple Pencil battery before needing to charge it again.

Apple has made their first stylus, the Apple Pencil, that will work with the iPad Pro. The Apple Pencil is such an excellent tool for drawing and sketching on the iPad Pro's screen. But how long does it last?

How long does the Apple Pencil battery last?

The answer, of course, depends on what you are doing and how you are using the Apple Pencil on a daily basis.

If you're using the Apple Pencil with your iPad Pro to do sketching and drawing, it will last for about 12 hours before needing a recharge. If you're using it more for high-volume interaction with interactive apps, it lasts shorter than that.

Although the Apple Pencil is intended to last 12 hours of continuous usage, the battery life may be shorter if it's outdated.

When to charge an Apple Pencil battery?

Apple Pencil is rechargeable and needs to be charged when the low battery indicator comes up. There are ways to check the battery level at any time. You'll just have to know first if you are using a first or second generation Pencil.

Apple first generation pencil – to check your first generation Apple Pencil's battery, go to Widgets in the Notification Center of iPad. You can also charge it by using the Lightning connector on this screen.

Apple second generation pencil - to check the battery level of the second generation Apple Pencil you will need to have Bluetooth turned on to access the magnetic connector option. You can also charge the Pencil this way.

Since the second generation Apple Pencil is more advanced, it has an easy method to check the level of the battery and charge. This doesn't apply to first-gen pencils as they require a different approach that can be complicated.

Does the Apple Pencil battery drain when not in use?

The Apple Pencil will continually drain the battery even when it is not in use. To prevent your Apple Pencil from dying, make sure to charge it regularly and do not let the battery go below 5-10% or 0%.

It's essential to keep your Apple Pencil charged at all times. Even if you store it away from the iPad for weeks or months, even up to a year, make sure that you check on its battery levels regularly.

Just remember that you will not be able to use the Pencil when it is charging. You can wait for about 15 to 30 minutes to get it fully charged. Make sure that you have a backup pencil to use in case the first one has run out of battery.

In conclusion, the Apple Pencil battery life is good. The long-lasting power allows users to accomplish a lot of work on their iPad Pro without having to worry of running out of juice or needing to recharge as frequently. To get the most out of your battery, it is important to keep an Apple Pencil charged up at all times.

The regular use of your Apple Pencil will also help its battery life last longer because that's how most batteries work best - when they are being consistently used over time instead of sitting around unused for weeks at a time.

If ever you find out that your Apple Pencil is not charging correctly, you should consider trying to reset it by taking out its pairing with the iPad Pro and then re-pairing them again.

Or, if that doesn't work, you can always take your Apple Pencil back into an Apple Store or send a message to their customer service department for support - they will be able to help fix whatever issue may be occurring.

If the Apple Pencil battery has failed, there is no remedy other than replacing your Pencil. Call or visit the Apple store where you bought it from and find out what your options are. If your Apple Pencil is still under the warranty, then they should be able to replace it for you.

Apple Pencils can last up to around five years with regular use, but this is dependent on how well your care for them during that time period as well - which includes proper charging.

About the author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

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