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How to charge Apple Pencil 1st and 2nd Generation

How to charge apple pencil
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In this blog post, we look at how to charge Apple Pencil 1st and 2nd Generation.

If your Apple Pencil suddenly stops working, don’t panic. It is likely because it has run out of battery.

There are currently two versions of the Apple Pencil. Each pencil looks and works slightly differently, so it is important to pick the right one for you. Each pencil is wireless, meaning they have to be charged from time to time, both using different methods.

The charging of the Apple Pencil is in no way a drawback, in just 15 seconds of charging you’ll get around 30 minutes of use and in 15 minutes it’ll be fully charged.

How to charge Apple Pencil 1st Generation?

Apple Pencil 1st Generation
  1. Remove the cap from the end of the Apple Pencil
  2. Then using the lightning connector attach it to your iPad/iPhone’s lightning port, or, alternatively, you can plug your Apple Pencil directly into a lightning cable using the Apple Pencil adapter that comes with the Pencil.

How to charge Apple Pencil 2nd Generation?

Apple Pencil 2nd Generation
  1. Find the edge of your iPad that has the volume buttons
  2. Using the flat side of your Apple Pencil, place it against your iPad until it connects magnetically.
  3. Once the two devices are connected to each other, your iPad should display the Apple Pencil’s charging status (this will indicate it has been connected properly)


1st Generation Apple Pencil – To charge the 1st Gen Apple Pencil, simply insert its lightning connector into any lightning port.

2nd Generation Apple Pencil – To charge the 2nd Gen Apple Pencil, find the flat side of the Pencil and attach it magnetically to the side of the iPad that has the volume buttons.


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