Among the most amazing Apple products, there is the 6th generation iPad and the iPad Pro. To make these products even easier to use and also enhance the user experience, Apple has introduced an Apple Pencil. You will have the ability to use the Apple pencil to perform a lot of creative tasks. The Apple Pencil usually finds itself busy when the 6th generation iPad and iPad Pro users are either sketching, drawing, or even taking notes.

This pencil is supposed to work all the time. But, what if it is not working? What if you discover that the Apple Pencil is not connecting or it is not charging? This article will help you fix these issues. However, before we proceed to give you a solution, let’s make sure that you know how to use your Apple Pencil.

How to Use Apple Pencil on iPad Pro or the New iPad (6th Generation)?

Pairing Your Apple Pencil

You won’t have the ability to use your Apple Pencil not unless it is connected to your device. When you are using the Apple Pencil for the first time, you will need to take off the cap and plug it into the iPad’s Lightning connector. A Pair button should appear. Tap on the button. When the pairing is complete, the Apple Pencil will stay paired until you turn on the Airplane Mode, Restart your iPad, or pair it with another device. If you unpair it, you can always pair it again by following the same instructions.

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Using the Apple Pencil

It is important to note that you have to own either a 6th generation iPad or an iPad Pro to use the Apple Pencil. The tasks you can perform using the Apple Pencil include markup, drawing, and writing. These tasks can be done with apps from the App Store or built-in apps. If you would like to sketch or draw in the Notes application, follow the following steps:

Step #1: Open the Notes application.
Step #2: Tap the icon that looks like a pen on paper. It is located at the top-right corner of the device.
Step #3: To start drawing tap the pen icon at the bottom of the screen. It is the first icon. If you cannot see this icon, you may need to upgrade your notes. To sketch, you will need to tap the plus icon (+).
Step #4: Now you can start using your Apple Pencil to draw. You can change to various drawing colors and tools. You can also use the eraser if you make a mistake.

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Charging the Apple Pencil

There are two ways of charging the Apple Pencil. You can either plug it into your Device lightning connector or you can use a USB Power Adapter and the Pencil Charging Adapter that your Apple Pencil came with. To find out how much charge is left in your Apple Pencil, you will need to check the Widgets view.

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Replacing the Tip

You can replace the tip if it gets worn out or damaged. You will find an extra tip in the box. You can also buy more. To replace the tip, just unscrew it and then screw in the new one.

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How to Solve Apple Pencil Not Working on iPad Pro/New iPad after iOS 16 Update?

If you find that your Apple Pencil is not working, there are simple solutions you can try. These are as follows:

Tighten Its Tip

The tip wears out. This means that it can also become loose. If it is loose, you will need to tighten it before it can work again. Don’t apply too much pressure when tightening it. You only want to tighten it and not end up damaging it.


If your Apple Pencil battery is empty, it will not work. You may need to charge it for about 10 minutes before it can appear in the Notification Center. In very rare cases, you may notice the apple pencil not charging issue. To fix this issue, you may need to use a different charging method, restart your device, or Unpair and Pair the Apple Pencil again.

Reboot Your Device

Maybe your Apple Pencil is not faulty. But it is still not working on your iPad. In such a case the problem is with the iPad. To fix this problem, you can easily reboot it. To reboot your iPad, just turn it off and then turn it on.

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Unpair and Pair Your Apple Pencil

If your Apple Pencil is still not working, the Apple Pencil not connecting issue might be the problem. You can easily Unpair and then pair it again. To do this, head to your settings and tap on Bluetooth. You will need to delete the Apple Pencil’s connectivity or Unpair it. Next, insert the Apple Pencil to your iPad to pair it again. Wait for the notification to appear and tap on Pair. Your Apple Pencil should connect and start working.

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Turn Off Airplane Mode

You may have your Airplane Mode on and not realize it. This may be the reason as to why your Apple Pencil is not working. Check your Control Center to ensure that the Airplane Mode is off. If it is on turn it off.

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Contact Apple Care

If you try all the above tips and your Apple Pencil still does not work, you may have got a defective Apple Pencil or something happened to it and made it defective. In such a case, you should take it to one of the numerous Apple Retail Stores for advanced troubleshooting. You can also call AppleCare via 1-800-MY-APPLE.


Your Apple Pencil will help you accomplish various creative tasks with the inbuilt and App Store applications. The Pencil should work perfectly with your 6th generation iPad and iPad Pro. If you find that the Apple Pencil is not working, you can try the tips we have outlined in this article to try and fix this issue. If the issue persists, you can contact AppleCare for further troubleshooting. AppleCare should help you repair the Pencil or if the Pencil is too defective, they can replace it for you.