When you start using the Apple Pencil it is quite usual to have doubts about where you can see the battery level of the accessory.
It does not have any screen or indicator light and it also does not emit sounds when the battery is near to exhaustion. So, is not it possible to see the battery level of the Apple Pencil?
Of course, I do and in the following lines, I want to explain how to check it.
How to check the battery level of the Apple Pencil
If you have a second-generation Apple Pencil or higher, a balloon on the iPad screen will indicate the battery level when you place it in the magnetic and charging zone.
In case you have a first generation Apple Pencil; the one that is loaded in the Lightning port of the iPad or iPhone, you will have to resort to the widgets screen to check the battery (really this method you can also use it with the second generation, although it will not be so necessary since you will see the balloon every once you leave the Pencil in the cargo space).
Specifically, you must do the following:
- Swipe from the top of the screen down to display the Notification Center.
- Swipe the Notifications Center from left to right to access the widgets screen.
- Find the Batteries widget and check the Apple Pencil’s charge level.
In case the widget is not available, click on the Edit button at the bottom of the widgets screen and then look for the widget and activate it by touching the green + icon.
Once the widget is active you can see the Apple Pencil battery at any time. If for any reason you still do not indicate the level of charge of the accessory, it is best to connect the Pencil to the iPad, since the battery probably has no charge and therefore does not appear in the list.
I hope this information is useful for you and that you now have no problems checking the Pencil’s battery. Although well thought to run out of power in the accessory in a timely manner is not a big problem either, since a few seconds of charging from the iPad itself can give you several hours of autonomy.