How to charge either Apple Pencil model with your iPad, and what to do if it won’t charge

  • You can charge the original Apple Pencil by inserting its Lightning connector into your iPad’s Lightning port.
  • To charge a second generation Apple Pencil, attach it magnetically to the right side of the iPad and make sure your iPad’s Bluetooth is enabled.
  • There’s no need for a charger or power hub though – you can conveniently charge an Apple Pencil using the iPad it’s paired with.
  • Alternately, you can plug an Apple Pencil into an ordinary Lightning cable using the Apple Pencil Charging Adapter that comes with the Pencil.

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