Apple Pencil 2 Stopped working!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Chucky666UK, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Chucky666UK macrumors member

    May 17, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Had a new iPad Pro 12.9, folio keyboard, and Apple Pencil 2 delivered yesterday . This morning as I woke up , I wanted to play with pencil on the iPad - but it’s not responding !! It’s been on charge all night and is showing as connected to th iPad - but it is not doing anything on the screen! Ive already restarted my iPad, inpaired and paired the pencil again with no luck!

    I’m wondering if anyone else has had any similar issues and if so if anyone help?very disappointed!

    Thank you in advance
  2. masterjedi73 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2004
    Mine is doing the same thing. The double tap works. Writing/erasing works very sproradically.
  3. iphoneuserinyyz macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2011
  4. Nanotyrns macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2012
    In a similar thread it's suspected it may be going through a firmware update and it just unresponsive temporarily. Also make sure the tip is secure and not loose.
  5. thecubsman macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2014
    I had same issue with a brand new, out of the box pencil2... I tightened the tip/nib, and all was fine.
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  6. tps3443 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 24, 2019
    Run by an apple store, and they’ll give you a brand new one. This is pretty uncommon, but there have been a few cases of them failing
  7. Thomas Davie macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    My brand new Apple Pencil got flakey, worse and then died; but it showed up as connected and 100% battery.

    I found that the solution for me was to completely unscrew/remove the tip and re-attach it a bit tighter. Hasn't had any problems since. Not unsurprisingly, I can 'make' it fail by increasingly unscrewing the tip (as a test). The less reliable the connection between the tip and the rest of the electronics, the worse the performance would be.


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