Charging Apple Pencil w/an iPhone 6 Plus

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Robnsn2015, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Robnsn2015 macrumors regular

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    As an experiment, I plugged the Apple Pencil into my iPhone 6 Plus for 10 minutes. Apple Pencil charge went for 70% to 99% in 10 minutes. The iPhone's charge started at 100% when I plugged the Apple Pencil into it and was still at 100% when I unplugged it.

    I thought the iPad pro was the only device that can charge the Apple Pencil. Live and learn, I guess.
     
  2. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Wow, you're right! Just plugged the Pencil into my iPhone and sure enough the charging bolt appears on the widget on the iPad.

    I wonder if it's just the 6s. I don't have any other devices to test it on at the minute (except the Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2, both of which unsurprisingly would not charge it).
     
  3. appleguy123 macrumors 604

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    I think Lightning has provided power since the beginning. I use my iPhone to charge mine all the time because I lost the female adaptor and i often need to charge the iPad and the pencil at the same time.
     
  4. A.R.E.A.M. macrumors regular

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    Old news. Someone did this when the pencil launched.
     
  5. Robnsn2015 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried to Google this before I experimented. I couldn't find anything, so I just did it.
     
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    I did not know this but that is very useful to know.
     
  8. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Great idea. Hadn't thought of it myself but no reason it wouldn't work. I'll remmeber that.
     
  9. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    Thanks OP!
     
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    doesn't seem to charge it very much with the 5S, seems like it's better with the newer phones :(
     
  13. BurgDog macrumors regular

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    Works great for me to charge my Apple Pencil in my iPhone 6s+. iPad battery widget shows the level of charge as it is charging. I always have my iPhone with me and it is easy to find a place to put it with the pencil attached where it can't easily be accidentally damaged, unlike in the iPad. I put the cap on one of the magnets on the iPad while the pencil is charging in the iPhone.
     
  14. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I tried it on my 6+ while my 12.9 iPP was charging and it did work great!
     
  15. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    In my experience, since the Apple Pencil charges so fast, the awkward positioning of plugging it into a phone or tablet is awfully convenient! Sometimes, looks aren't everything, that adapter, I used once when I first got the pencil and now it's just sitting in my bag. The convenience of being able to just plug the pencil in for a few minutes to fully charge is an awesome idea.
     

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