How to Check Apple Pencil Battery on iPad (1st & 2nd Gen)

Imagining your iPad without an Apple Pencil AKA stylus can be a tricky thing. Offering usability for a range of apps, the tech marvel stays as an inseparable component. From giving wings to your creativity to being the helping hand while making that vital office presentation. Apple Pencil serves hosts of purpose, and in the flow, you might forget about its battery life, and it might stop working. Acknowledging the importance, you need to check the Apple Pencil battery level on your iPad. Let’s get acquainted with how to do this in different iPadOS versions.

How to Check Apple Pencil Battery Life on iPad

Taking on board the fact that Apple Pencil doesn’t have any indicator to reflect battery level, we’ll have to rely on a dedicated widget. Here’s how you can place the widget and get it working.

In iPadOS 14

  1. On the home screen, swipe from left to right to bring out the Today View Section.
  2. Long press on an empty area until the apps start wiggling.
  3. Tap on the ‘+’ icon located at the top-left corner of your iPad’s screen.Tap on Plus Icon to Open Widgets on iPad Running iPadOS 14
  4. Amidst the list of Widgets mentioned, locate and tap on ‘Batteries.’Tap on Batteries in Widgets on iPad
  5. Select your preferred widget size and confirm by tapping on ‘Add Widget.’Tap on Add Widget on iPad
    Tap on Done to Add Battery Widget to Check Apple Pencil Battery Level on iPad on iPadOS 14

In iPadOS 13 or Earlier

  1. In the Today View Section, scroll to the bottom and tap on edit.
  2. Under the list of widgets tap on the green ‘+’ icon before the Battery widget in the more widgets section.Open Today View and Tap on Edit Then Tap on Green Plus Icon on iPad Running on iOS 13
  3. ‘Battery’ is added to the favorites section.
  4. Tap ‘Done’ to confirm.Tap on Done and Open Today View to Check Apple Pencil Battery Level on iPad

Once the process is finished, you have the liberty to place the widget at your convenience. It’ll now keep you updated with your Apple Pencil battery level on a real-time basis.

Additional Ways to Check Battery Level for Apple Pencil 2

  1. Snap Onto iPad Pro or AirSnap Apple Pencil on iPad Pro to Check Battery LevelIf you are using an iPad Pro (3rd and 4th Generation) or an iPad Air 4th Generation, you get the magnetic connector at the right side of your iPad. When you snap your Apple Pencil 2nd Generation to it, the battery level will reflect at the top of your screen for a couple of seconds. Just in case you missed it, snap it again and try viewing this time.
  2. In the Setting AppCheck Battery Level of Apple Pencil 2 in Settings on iPadOpen the Settings App on your iPad and locate the option of Apple Pencil in it. Tapping on it will show you the current battery percentage of your Apple Pencil.

NOTE: Acknowledging that the Apple Pencil 2 starts charging as soon as you snap it on your iPad Magnetic Connector, there are rare chances of it running low with battery. However, if you have been using it for a while, and are concerned about the battery level, consider the first option. That’s my personal favorite too.

Signing off

Though once fully charged, it can work for 12 hours. Still, none of us would want to stop in the middle of an important assignment due to Low Battery. These were a few simple steps to solve the issue by timely charging your Apple Pencil. With hope that this helps you, I would like to sign off while sharing a list with some of the best Apple Pencil charging adapters.

If there’s something else I can help you with, please let me know in the comment section below.

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Mayank is a published author and a tech-blogger with over ten years of writing experience for various domains and industries. At iGeeks, he mostly writes about blogs that solve user-problems and guide them on unleashing the full potential of their Apple Device. He can often be found with his headphones on, typing to the rhythm of some country song.