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Apple Pencil 2 Not Working But Connected (Fixed)

Is your Apple Pencil 2 not working but connected? This problem is faced by many users and I have given easy solutions in this guide.

Apple pencil 2 after an accidental drop can stop working these are the steps you need to take to solve the issue.

Why is Apple Pencil Generation 2 not working?

There can be several reasons why the second-generation Apple Pencil is not working.

  1. The Apple Pencil Tip is faulty.
    • Many users have faced the Apple pencil Tip issue where it was loose or needed replacement.
  2. Connectivity Issue or Bug.
    • If there is a Bluetooth connection bug, the device will seem connected, but it won’t work as intended.
  3. Charge Issue or Damaged Battery.
    • If the Apple pencil has a battery issue or charge issue it won’t work. You need to check if the battery is okay.
  4. Apple pencil is broken or damaged.
    • If you have dropped the pencil and the pencil internals have suffered.

How to fix Apple Pencil’s second generation?

See Compatibility Chart

The first step is to check the compatibility that your pencil is compatible with your iPad.

Fixing Apple Pencil Tip Issues

Most users have faced this issue. The Tip is loose or malfunctioning.

To fix the tip issue, You need to do these steps.

  1. Remove the tip by twisting it.
  1. Clean it if dirty and put it back firmly.

Apple pencil should start working If This doesn’t work try replacing the tip.

Resolving Connectivity Problems

Sometimes there is a connectivity issue which can be resolved by forgetting the Apple pencil and reconnecting it.

  1. Go to the Bluetooth setting.
  2. Click on Apple Pencil and forget the connection.
  3. Reconnect by placing an Apple pencil on the iPad side.

You might also need to restart your iPad sometimes.

Checking Charge Status

You need to check the charge status of your Apple Pencil.

Apple Pencil batteries typically last for about two years, as reported by some users.

Your Apple Pencil battery might have become old and doesn’t hold a charge.

To check Apple Pencil battery Status.

  1. Go to settings on your iPad.
  2. Go to the Apple Pencil Option and you will see Apple pencil charge on the top.

If all is good you should see the charge and the Apple pencil should charge when placed.

Dealing With Physical Damage

Apple Pencil might have been damaged accidentally by dropping out of hand.

If the above solutions do not resolve your issue, consider visiting an Apple Store or contacting a technician for assistance with repairing your Apple Pencil.


Troubleshooting issues with your Apple Pencil Generation 2 can often be resolved by addressing common problems such as loose tips, connectivity issues, battery status, or physical damage.

However, if these solutions do not work, seeking assistance from an Apple Store or a qualified technician is recommended.

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