How to Check the Apple Pencil Battery

How to Check the Apple Pencil Battery

Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

It’s hard to imagine that the Apple Pencil is a portable accessory, given how much use we get out of it. But despite its portability, there are some times when you’ll need to check how much battery life is left in the Apple Pencil.

In this post, we’ll show you how to check the Apple Pencil battery life.

How to Check the Apple Pencil Battery

How to Check the Apple Pencil Battery

The Apple Pencil is powered by a small built-in battery that needs to be charged before it can be used.

The second-generation Apple Pencil is a breeze to use. Magnetically attach the Apple Pencil to the side of your iPad to check the battery. Once the second-generation Apple Pencil is connected, a pop-up notification displaying battery level will pop up on the iPad’s display.

However, the status only appears for a short time and is of little use to owners of the first-generation Apple Pencil. You’ll need to utilize the Battery widget to check the battery on the first generation or the battery on the second generation while it’s removed.

This process requires iPadOS 13 or newer.

  • To get Today View, swipe right from the Home screen.
  • Tap the Edit button at the bottom of the Today View.
  • At the top of Today View, tap the Plus button.
  • A menu with a number of widget options will display. Locate the Batteries widget and press it.
  • The widget’s choices can be found in the next menu. Tap Add Widget after selecting the one you want to use.
  • In Today View, the widget will now appear. You may use it to check the battery level of your Apple Pencil at any time.

When an iPad is used in landscape orientation, widgets that display at the top of Today View will also appear on the Home Screen. By bringing the Batteries widget to the top of Today View, you can keep a continual check on your Apple Pencil’s battery.

Is the Apple Pencil powered by a battery?

The Apple Pencil does have a battery. The Apple Pencil, to be more specific, has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery built-in. It’s similar to your phone or laptop, except it’s a lot smaller.

This distinguishes the Apple Pencil from its competitors, such as the Microsoft Surface Pen. A disposable, expendable battery, such as an AAAA battery or a watch battery, is used in many of them. These disposable batteries last longer (up to a year) than the Apple Pencil’s built-in battery, but refilling them can be a pain.

The battery in the Apple Pencil cannot be replaced. If the battery dies, the Pencil must be replaced.