Is there any way for the pencil not to discharge?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by nalbagli, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. nalbagli macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2014
    Hi I've had the iPad Pro for a few days now, I love it specially ofr the pencil which is one of the key factors because of why I bought it.

    My only problem is the following, yesterday morning I fully charged my pencil, but now when I haven't used it since the full charge a day and a half later the battery is on 87% I think this is pretty bad because that means pencil will probbably be dicharged after 5-6 days even with no use at all.

    So I wanted to know is this normal? Is there anyway for stopping the pencil from discharging when not in use? How long should battery last, in standby and use aprox?
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
  3. JonSarge3108 macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2015
    If the pencil is close to the iPad, like I keep mine in a loop attached to the iPad, then moving the iPad activates the pencil Bluetooth link. Where are you storing the pencil ?
  4. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    Yes, i pressume keeping the pencil out of BT range will preserve battry power.
  5. JonSarge3108 macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2015
  6. M-5 macrumors 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
    I've found that my Pencil charges considerably faster when connected to the iPad than when using the included adapter. I am able to fully charge the Pencil in just a few minutes, and it only depletes 1% of the iPad's overall battery.
  7. nalbagli thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2014
    I've had the pencil on the same room that the iPad so I belive that may be the problem, thing is I don't know where to sotre it, I bought a sleeve with a pencil holder so whenever my pencil is there it will get discharged. I guess I will have to turn off the bluetooth connection but I really think this is a crappy solution, I had the Surface Pro 3 and my Pen battery lasted more than a year and I never even had to change them.

    I think Apple should have included an off switch
  8. nalbagli thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2014
    Also now I started turning off bluetooth on my iPad, but that means each time I want to use the pencil I need to phisically conect it to the iPad for it to work.

    I really can't believe there's not a better solution for this issue
  9. aw3524 macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2015
    I haven't used mine for about 2 weeks; it sits in its box within BT range of the IPP. It's currently at 19%. The thing charges in a very short amount of time, so it's not a huge deal; I think it'd be more annoying to constantly re-pair it. If you're plugging it into the socket anyway, it might as well be to just charge the thing.

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