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Charge Apple Pencil without iPad Pro?...

Kal-037

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as cool as the pairing and charging is, I like to charge the pencil seperately sometimes so my ipad’s battery lasts longer.
Anyone have any ideas of how to charge the pencil?
I thinking maybe the Apple Watch charger. I can’t test it until I get the pencil later today.



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haruhiko

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As I read from reviews there is no way. And I haven't tested myself. I doubt it will work with any wireless charger.

Also, as the battery on the pencil is so small, I don't think it will have any significant impact to the battery life of the iPad.
 
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TrueBlou

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No doubt some entrepreneurial Chinese manufacturers will come up with a way eventually.
But the effect on the iPad Pro battery of charging the Pencil is so minimal it’s not worth worrying about.
 
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AaronTheYoung

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Wow. Apple really didn't think about implementing this correctly. I have a number of users that want to put military-ish grade cases on their new iPad Pros and it makes it impossible to charge the pencil. They literally have to take the case apart to charge the pencil.

What a PITA.

I can only pray that the Apple charger that is coming out will talk to the Apple Pencil. It's pretty foolish to not provide/deisgn some alternate way to charge the pencil.

I'm sure there are 1000s of iPad with cases users that run into this problem.

If there was one person I would raise from the dead, it would be Steve Jobs. He would never have allowed such stupid design to leave Apple.
 
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sracer

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Wow. Apple really didn't think about implementing this correctly. I have a number of users that want to put military-ish grade cases on their new iPad Pros and it makes it impossible to charge the pencil. They literally have to take the case apart to charge the pencil.

What a PITA.

I can only pray that the Apple charger that is coming out will talk to the Apple Pencil. It's pretty foolish to not provide/deisgn some alternate way to charge the pencil.

I'm sure there are 1000s of iPad with cases users that run into this problem.

If there was one person I would raise from the dead, it would be Steve Jobs. He would never have allowed such stupid design to leave Apple.
What charger is Apple coming out with? They cancelled AirPower. Is there another?
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as cool as the pairing and charging is, I like to charge the pencil seperately sometimes so my ipad’s battery lasts longer.
Anyone have any ideas of how to charge the pencil?
I thinking maybe the Apple Watch charger. I can’t test it until I get the pencil later today.



Kallum.
I suspect that won't work. The Apple Watch charger appears to adhere to the Qi wireless charging standard whereas the Pencil 2 uses a proprietary wireless charging that is unique to the iPad Pro.
 
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mwhals

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I use a Zugu Muse case. It allows the pencil to magnetically attach and charge plus it is a very protective case. The best thing is there is thin leather where the pencil attaches, so it protects the iPad from scuffing.
 
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EugW

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Wow. Apple really didn't think about implementing this correctly. I have a number of users that want to put military-ish grade cases on their new iPad Pros and it makes it impossible to charge the pencil. They literally have to take the case apart to charge the pencil.

What a PITA.

I can only pray that the Apple charger that is coming out will talk to the Apple Pencil. It's pretty foolish to not provide/deisgn some alternate way to charge the pencil.

I'm sure there are 1000s of iPad with cases users that run into this problem.

If there was one person I would raise from the dead, it would be Steve Jobs. He would never have allowed such stupid design to leave Apple.
Logitech Crayon can charge separately and works with the 2018 iPad Pros.

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tps3443

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He may be concerned about the scratching that can happen to the body of the iPad. Other then that, I see no reason why anyone would want to charge a Apple Pencil separately.

If your that concerned about the scratching your gonna need to just wipe the iPad with your finger right before you attach the pencil, this will remove any small tiny magnetized metal particles that will Rub off the finish from being trapped between the pencil, and iPad body.
 
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eneisch

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He may be concerned about the scratching that can happen to the body of the iPad. Other then that, I see no reason why anyone would want to charge a Apple Pencil separately.

If your that concerned about the scratching your gonna need to just wipe the iPad with your finger right before you attach the pencil, this will remove any small tiny magnetized metal particles that will Rub off the finish from being trapped between the pencil, and iPad body.

If you are worried about the pencil scratching the iPad you can get this (or something like it):

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L578DC1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It is very thin and adds a nice feel to the pencil. It also works well with the i-Blason Halo V2 case which has a built in pencil holder which allows for wireless charging.
 
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George Tufeanu

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If you are worried about the pencil scratching the iPad you can get this (or something like it):

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L578DC1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It is very thin and adds a nice feel to the pencil. It also works well with the i-Blason Halo V2 case which has a built in pencil holder which allows for wireless charging.
Eneisch man, if you think a bit longer than your own world, you will see that lots of people out there in the world have a fancy nice iPad Pro cover which costed a lot of money and that’s great. The problem as we encounter is that after purchasing a Apple Pencil 2 you suddenly discover that every stupid time that you have to charge the pencil you have to take out the iPad Pro cover. I bet you didn’t think about ! Right ?
 
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eneisch

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I did consider it. That is why I wound up with this case:


It has a built in pencil holder that allows for charging the pencil without removing the case. It also allows for use of the Smart Keyboard.
 
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George Tufeanu

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Not good enough for me. I spent 75 bucks on Targus. Excellent choice but I can’t take the case our every time that I have to charge the Pencil. Its too annoying so I decide it to cut the rubber case on top so I can access the magnets. That’s about it.
VersaVu® Classic Case for iPad Pro® (12.9-inch) 3rd gen. (Black)
 
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BigMcGuire

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The pencil has had no noticeable impact on my iPad Pro 11. I have 3 cases for my IPP. One of them covers the charging area but still allows the pencil to charge.

Definitely wouldn't get a case without the Apple Pencil working. That's one of the biggest reasons why I use an iPad! :p

I, for one, am a LOT happier that the pencil is smaller, lighter, and doesn't require "plugging in" all the time. I can also walk around with my iPad and have the pencil on the iPad without need of a special case.
 
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