Sometimes it s not the apple pencil s fault at all but the ipad pro s and a good old fashioned reboot can help get both up and running again. As you ll see in the video below you can wrap multiple layers of napkin around the tip of the apple pencil and apply some water to it to make it damp.
If you need to charge the first generation apple pencil insert it into the same lightning port at the bottom of the ipad you used to pair the device or attach the magnetic second generation apple pencil.
How do i get my apple pencil to work on an old ipad. Now there s a nice little trick discovered by youtuber idevicehelp that lets you use an apple pencil with any iphone or ipad model. Go to settings bluetooth and make sure that bluetooth is turned on. There are other third party stylii that will work with that 2017 model.
The previous 2017 5th gen ipad is missing display screen hardware necessary to be able to use an apple pencil with that model. For an apple pencil 1st generation remove the cap and plug your apple pencil into the lightning connector on your ipad. Check out the adonit pixel.
The apple pencil s quick charge technology provides users up to 30 minutes of use after a 15 second charge but we generally recommend charging your pencil for at least 5 10 minutes especially if it s under 20 to avoid having to constantly recharge. You can either turn your ipad pro on and off as normal or perform a hard reset if you think you need it. Either way it should get things working again if the problem is relatively minor.
Restart your ipad then try to pair again. Just place the apple pencil on the wide side of the ipad pro with the magnetic strip. Make sure to center your apple pencil 2nd generation on the magnetic connector on the right edge of the ipad.