Apple Pencil has stopped working error, what are the solutions?

With Apple Pencil, you can write or draw on iPad. Sometimes Apple Pencil might not work even if it's connected. You can do this to fix the problem.

Is Apple Pencil compatible with iPad?

Not all iPads can be used with Apple Pencil. And not all two generations to date can be used with iPads that generally support pen input. Here you can find out which Apple Pencil can be used with which iPad.

Apple Pencil (1st generation)
iPad (8th generation)
iPad mini (5th generation)
iPad (7th generation)
iPad (6th generation)
iPad Air (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9 “(1st or 2nd generation)
iPad Pro 10.5”
iPad Pro 9.7 ''
Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
iPad Air (4th generation) Buy Apple Pencil (1st generation) from
iPad Pro 12.9 ”(3rd generation) and newer
iPad Pro 11” (1st generation) and newer
Apple Pencil from SATURN (1 generation)
Apple Pencil from SATURN (2 generation)

Tighten the tip The tip of the

Apple Pencil can be changed if necessary.
Sometimes the tip of the Apple Pencil may become loose over time after prolonged use and this can affect its functionality. Therefore, retighten the tip of the pen without applying too much pressure. Alternatively, you can replace the tip of the Apple Pencil with a new one. A replacement tip is included in the scope of delivery, additional tips are available from retailers.

Charge Apple Pencil

An empty battery is often the reason why an Apple Pencil is no longer working. First, check how the device battery is working in the "Today" view under "Batteries". If the Apple Pencil is completely empty, it may take several minutes for the pen to recharge and reappear in the "Battery" view.
Apple Pencil can take 15 to 30 minutes to fully charge. You can find all the information about charging Apple Pencil in this overview. If the pencil still doesn't display after 20 minutes of charging, there is probably another problem with the Apple Pencil.

If the fullscreen
Apple Pencil doesn't work, restarting the iPad usually helps. Visual: © OPENING 2020
Restart iPad When the
Apple Pencil isn't working, it doesn't always have to be the pencil itself. Sometimes the problem lies in the iPad to which the Pen is connected. Restarting the tablet or factory reset if necessary usually helps in fixing the problem.

Apple Pencil If Apple Pencil still doesn't work, you should check the Bluetooth connection between iPad and pencil. If in doubt, remove the pen and then pair it again.

Unpair Apple Pencil
Go to the "Settings> Bluetooth" menu on
iPad, tap the "i" icon next to Apple Pencil.
Then choose "Ignore this device".
Pair Apple Pencil again

To remap an Apple Pencil (1st generation), you need to remove the cap on the end and connect it to the Lightning connector on the iPad.
To remap an Apple Pencil (2nd generation), you need to center the pin in the magnetic connector on the right side of the iPad.
If that doesn't help either, you should contact Apple support.


Use the correct Apple Pencil with a compatible iPad
Tip should be solid
iPad Pair Apple Pencil again
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