iPad Pro Apple Pencil Randomly stops working

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  1. SammyNad macrumors newbie

    SammyNad

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    I can't identify when/how this happens, but I'll be sketching, or writing a note and suddenly the Apple Pencil will stop working. Battery is full on both iPad and Pencil.

    I've read others are having similar issues.

    Just purchased the iPad/Pencil yesterday, so disconcerting.

    Anyone else experiencing this? Any solutions?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    First attempt to repair the issue is to Try disconnecting Bluetooth, re-enable.

    More advanced troubleshooting:

    Otherwise, restart the iPad, under Bluetooth settings, select the Apple Pencil and forget this device, then re-enable Bluetooth. Plug the Apple Pencil into the iPad. Pair the Apple Pencil as a new device.

    That should rectify any issues.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205236
     
  3. Babubadar macrumors newbie

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    What I've noticed is that if the tip might get unscrewed slowly over time which impedes the connection between the stylus and digitiser. Screw that tightly and it works again
     
  4. SammyNad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That happened to me a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for posting.
     
  6. SammyNad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried all the above solutions. Two days in a row... Apple Pencil just stopped working (with more than enough charge), had to plug into iPad to revive it. At other times, Apple Pencil just cuts out, and then when I keep drawing to draw, the issue resolves itself.

    The question is... is it the Apple Pencil, the iPAD, where's the problem? Bluetooth (I have no other BT peripherals connected to iPad).
     
  7. Ollé macrumors regular

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    I had that exact problem with the Pencil out of the box, was about ready to take it back and have it replaced when I checked this.
     
  8. wib macrumors member

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    Thank you so much for this!

    I was going crazy as my pencil would only draw really faint lines in Procreate when I held it at my usual angle. I let someone else use it yesterday and at first thought they'd somehow messed with my settings. I was getting really frustrated and even starting to worry that my iPad screen was defective or something.

    You saved me from an embarrassing trip to the Apple Store.

    Thank you!
     
  9. boast macrumors 65816

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    Did you find a solution? I also have the issue where the pencil seems to enter a coma and is only revived after plugging it into the iPad for a second.
     

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