How to Fix Apple Pencil Not Charging

This post sums up several methods to help you fix Apple Pencil not charging problem. Read and check solutions below.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 31, 2020

Apple Pencil is a magic wand invented by Apple to help you make use of your iPad Pro in a better way. As Apple says, it is the best tool to reach for when you need pixel-perfect precision. You can use it to jot down notes, draft a picture, paint watercolor, sign a lease or mark up an email. Whatever you need to do, Apple pencil is easy to use.

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How to Fix Apple Pencil Not Charging

How to Fix Apple Pencil Not Charging

You know that there is no wall charger for Pencil and no USB connector. So you may charge your Apple Pencil with your iPad Pro by plugging it into the Lightning connector on your iPad. However, sometimes you may find your Apple pencil won’t charge on your iPad. So, how to fix it? Here are 3 solutions you can have a try.

How to Fix Apple Pencil Won’t Charge

Solution 1. Check the Settings

1. Navigate to Settings > Bluetooth.

2. Unpair / Delete the pencil’s connectivity.

3. Again insert the Pencil to iPad for new pairing.

4. Wait for the notification and pair the device again.

5. Waiting for 10-15 minutes to charging it.

Solution 2. Restart the iPad

Restarting is the most traditional and simplest way to solve all problems. Well, believe it or not, restarting usually works.

Solution 3. Use Another Method to Charge

If above methods can’t fix the issue of Apple Pencil not charging on iPad normally, you can use another way of charging Apple Pencil. So, what is it? That is to plug into a USB port with Apple Pencil Charging Adapter and a Lightning to USB cable. Then plug the Lightning cable’s USB connector into a USB port on a computer, AC adapter, battery backup device or a USB car charger.

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The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to fix Apple Pencil not charging, hope one of the above fixes worked for you. If you have a different method that helps you out, you can share it by leaving a comment, we’d love to hear about that, too. By the way, if you want to transfer your iPad data without an iTunes alternative, you can give a try on AnyTrans for iOS.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.