Apple Pencil problems you may encounter

Apple Pencil – main iPad accessory, without which you will not be able to unleash the full potential of the tablet. With it, you can not only draw, as many think, but also work with text in notes, play and much more. The iPad experience changes dramatically with the purchase of a smart pencil. At the same time, users often face various problems in this regard, since most of them had no experience with such devices before purchasing the Apple Pencil. For half a year of using it, I also encountered some difficulties, which today I want to tell you about.

Problems you may encounter while using the Apple Pencil.

If you are only thinking about Apple Pencil purchases, I recommend you our previous articles, where we told you why you need a pencil if you don’t draw and how to use handwriting input with Apple Pencil in Russian. Let me remind you that the Russian language recognition function will not be available out of the box.

Apple Pencil compatibility

To see how many people ignored the Apple Pencil compatibility check with their iPad, I recommend going to Avito, which is literally teeming with ads like: Apple Pencil didn’t fit, selling. Before buying a smart pencil, I highly recommend checking everything thoroughly.

1st generation Apple Pencil compatible.

Apple Pencil 1st generation is compatible with iPad models:

  • iPad (6,7,8,9th generation).
  • iPad mini (5th generation).
  • iPad Air (3rd generation).
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inches (1st or 2nd generation).
  • iPad Pro (10.5 inches).
  • iPad Pro 9.7 inches.

Apple Pencil 2nd generation is compatible with iPad models:

  • iPad mini (6th generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 3rd generation) and later
  • iPad Pro (11-inch, 1st generation) and later

If you are thinking which iPad to buy, I recommend you the article the author of Ivan Gerasimov… In his article, a colleague analyzed the most popular models on the market, ranging from iPad 9 to iPad Pro.

How to connect Apple Pencil to iPad

Despite the simplicity of connecting Apple Pencil to iPad, it took me a while to figure out how to do it. It turned out that connect Apple Pencil 2 to my iPad Air, it is enough only:

  • Attach a pencil to the top cap.
  • After that, a notification will immediately light up, where you need to click on the Create pair button.
  • Wait a couple of seconds before pairing Apple Pencil to iPad.

This is how Apple Pencil 2 connects.

To connect Apple Pencil 1, you need to follow this instruction:

  • Remove the cap and insert the Apple Pencil into the Lightning connector on iPad.
  • After that, a notification will immediately light up, where you need to click on the Create pair button.
  • Wait a couple of seconds before pairing Apple Pencil to iPad.

This is how Apple Pencil 1 connects to iPad. You will also have to charge it.

All in all, nothing complicated. No jams or errors were noticed in this regard. The only thing I want to draw your attention to is compatibility. Check which pencil your iPad supports before choosing one of the pencils.

Apple Pencil tip breaks

One of the most common Apple Pencil problems is nib breakage. I know at least a couple of people who have broken the tip of a smart pencil. Or rather, not so. In one case, it really broke due to too strong pressing in a half-unscrewed state, and in the other it simply rubbed off, again due to strong pressing.

Use the tip correctly and it will serve you for a long time.

Be that as it may, the plastic tip wears out over time – it’s a fact. Therefore, try to use it carefully and do not press too hard on the screen, the pencil is already very sensitive. If the Apple Pencil doesn’t work well, try running your index finger over the tip. If the surface is rough and uneven, the tip is damaged.

You shouldn’t be upset either. Apple took care of you and put it in the pencil kit one replaceable tip… Considering that with proper use one is enough for several years, you should not worry about buying new ones.

Buying it is also not a problem. You can purchase them on the official site right now. Four pieces will cost you 1,790 Russian rubles. Obviously expensive. I would never take it. Especially considering that Apple Pencil analogues cost about the same… Therefore, I suggest buy nib for Apple Pencil on Aliexpress and look there. A little more than 500 rubles can be found good options.

Where to draw with Apple Pencil

The Nebo app is perfect for simple sketching and text manipulation.

There are a lot of drawing apps for iPad. There are both completely free and very expensive professional programs. Personally, I have identified two main ones for myself. V Nebo app I draw, give to children at matinees and leave short notes, and ProCreate I use it for more complex tasks like sketching or editing photos.

I think that only the lazy haven’t heard about ProCreate. For 899 rubles you get a real harvester, which not everyone can use to unleash its capabilities. After half a year of work, I did not know even a quarter of what is here. Below I will attach samples of work that have been done in this program. I was personally very impressed.

An example of a drawing in ProCreate.

How to connect Apple Pencil to iPhone

Alas, but you can’t connect Apple Pencil to iPhone… Do not try to delve into the gadget’s Settings and change something. No matter how hard the enthusiasts try, neither the first nor the second generation will work with an iPhone.

Unfortunately Apple Pencil is only supported on iPad.

Again, shedding tears is not worth it. For such tasks, we have our faithful servant – Aliexpress. Here you can easily find a suitable pencil for your iPhone. Me personally liked this… And it looks stylish, and the functionality is at the level.

Do you use Apple Pencil with your iPad? Have you faced any problems? Be sure to share in the comments below or in our Telegram chat.

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