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How to view the battery level of the Apple Pencil

When you start using the Apple Pencil it is quite common to have doubts about where you can see the battery level of the accessory.

There is no display or indicator light and no sound when the battery is nearing exhaustion. So, isn’t it possible to see the battery level of the Apple Pencil ?

How to view the battery level of the Apple Pencil
How to view the battery level of the Apple Pencil

Of course it is, and in the following lines I want to explain how to check it.

If you have a second-generation Apple Pencil or higher, a balloon on the iPad display will indicate the battery level when you place it in the magnet and charging area.

If you have a first generation Apple Pencil; the one that charges in the Lightning port of the iPad or iPhone, you’ll have to use the widget screen to check the battery (actually you can also use this method with the second generation, although it won’t be so necessary since you’ll see the balloon every time you leave the Pencil in the charging space).

Specifically, you will have to do the following:

  1. Slide your finger from the top of the screen down to display the Notification Center.
  2. Slide the Notification Center from left to right to access the widget screen.
  3. Find the Batteries widget and check the charge level of the Apple Pencil.

If the widget is not available, tap on the Edit button at the bottom of the widget screen and then find the widget and activate it by tapping on the + green icon.

Once I activate the widget you can see the battery of the Apple Pencil at any time. If for any reason the battery level of the accessory is still not indicated, it is recommended that you connect the Pencil to the iPad, as the battery probably has no charge and therefore does not appear in the list.

I hope you find this information useful and that you have no problem checking the battery in the Pencil now. Although well thought out, running out of power in the accessory on time is not a big problem either, since a few seconds of charging from the iPad itself can give you several hours of autonomy.

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