How to check the battery level of Apple Pencil?
The Apple Pencil provides long battery life (about 12 hours, according to Apple) and charges very quickly. If its battery is low, you can connect it to the Lightning port of your iPad and get 30 minutes of use from as little as fifteen seconds of charging. The 2nd generation Pencil has a brand new charging system that allow you to chard it wirelessly. However, the accessory itself lacks a battery status indicator, which shows the battery charge level. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to check the battery level of your Apple Pencil, right on your iPad (mini, Air or Pro).
To check the battery level of your Apple Pencil, you’ll have to enable the «Batteries» widget of the Today View on your iPad. Now, step by step guide.
You can also use this method to check the battery level of your Apple iPad, Apple Pencil, Apple Watch, Apple AirPods and any other connected Bluetooth device or accessory.
- Open the Today View. You can do this by swiping right over the Home screen, Lock screen, or while you’re looking at your notifications.
- Scroll down and tap the
Editbutton at the bottom of the screen.
- In the list of available widgets, locate the «Batteries» widget and tap the
+button to enable it.
- You can optionally change the order of the widgets on this screen, if you like. Just touch and hold the “three lines” button next to the widgets and drag them in the order that you want. For example, I placed the “Batteries” widget at the top of the screen for easy viewing.
That’s it, you’re done. Now just swipe to the Today View whenever you want to check the battery level of your Apple iPad, Apple Pencil, Apple Watch, Apple AirPods and any other connected Bluetooth device or accessory. So simple isn’t it?
I hope this article has helped you learn how to see how much charge your Apple Pencil has left. If this article has helped you then please leave a comment
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Arthur is a designer and full stack software engineer. He is the founder of Space X-Chimp and the blog My Cyber Universe. His personal website can be found at arthurgareginyan.com.