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AppleNooble

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What's the best practice on how to treat the Apple Pencil? Should I charge it and then detach it from the iPad until it drains its battery or should it always live on the iPad always charged? Which of these two methods would yield the best lifetime for the battery?
 

Ifti

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If the ton of 'preserving battery on my iPhone' threads wasnt enough, now we have pencil batteries? lol

Just use it as you wish. Stop worrying and enjoy your purchase!
 

Isamilis

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I have separate case for pencil. Charge / attach it when I want to use it. I don’t like to keep it attached as it easy to drop off and I don’t use Pencil all the time. I seems this is better for the battery but unsure how much/significant impact to battery life.
 
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jetsam

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I have separate case for pencil. Charge / attach it when I want to use it. I don’t like to keep it attached as it easy to drop off and I don’t use Pencil all the time. I seems this is better for the battery but unsure how much/significant impact to battery life.
I agree about keeping it off the charger for physical security's sake. The pencil charges *very* quickly. Even it goes completely dead, you can get 30 minutes of charge in 15 seconds. It's the only device I have where you can actually see the battery widget's charge meter move while watching it.
 

xraydoc

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I just use my Pencil as needed with no thought whatsoever about its battery. At work I leave it connected (as I use it more frequently). At home, I usually leave it on the counter as I use it much less at home.
 
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