It can be confusing to figure out where to charge your Apple Pencil! This guide will answer all of your Apple Pencil charging questions.
Easiest way to charge Apple Pencil
With your Apple Pencil 1, simply remove the cap and plug in into your iPad’s lighting connector. It should be on the bottom side of your iPad, in the same place that you charge it. Once it is plugged in, it should automatically connect and begin to charge relatively quickly. You can also charge your Apple Pencil with the charging adaptor that came with it. Similarly, you just need to plug your Apple Pencil into to the adaptor, and then plug the adaptor into a power source. Either way works just the same!
Easiest way to charge Apple Pencil 2
Simply place the Apple Pencil 2 on top of your compatible iPad. There is a little light grey magnet on top of your iPad. If you place your Apple Pencil on top, it should automatically connect.
How to charge Apple Pencil 2 without iPad
There is no way to charge an Apple Pencil 2 without an iPad. You need to have a compatible iPad to charge your pencil.
How long does it take to charge apple pencil?
The Apple Pencil charges very quickly. Placing your Apple Pencil on top of your iPad for a minute will give it about 30 minutes of charge. It will become fully charged in about 20 minutes. Charging your Apple Pencil is easy and quick.
Does Apple Pencil need Bluetooth to charge?
You need your Bluetooth to be on for your Apple Pencil to charge. It should automatically connect if your Bluetooth is turned on and you place your pencil at the top.
How do I know if Apple Pencil is charging?
When you connect your Apple Pencil to the charger, there should be a notification displayed that your Apple Pencil is charging. You can also check by swiping to your batteries section (the area that displays basic information when you swipe down from the top of your iPad). There should be a pencil logo with a charging icon.
How can I charge my Apple Pencil without a charger?
If you have an iPad pencil 1, you can directly plug it into your iPad’s lightning connector.
If you have an iPad pencil 2, you just need to place it on the top of your iPad.
Can I charge Apple Pencil with iPhone charger?
You need to use a special adaptor in order to use it with an iPhone charger.
Should your Apple Pencil always be charging?
Your Apple Pencil does not need to be charging. Since it charges so quickly, there is only a need to charge your pencil for a few minutes before you use it.