How to Unpair Apple Pencil 2 from iPad?

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Apple Pencil 2 is an amazing tool for iPad users. It allows you to draw and write with precision, making it perfect for artists, designers, and anyone who wants to take notes or annotate documents on the iPad. However, like any other device, you need to know how to turn it off properly. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to turn off Apple Pencil 2.

Step 1: Disconnect Apple Pencil 2 from iPad

Before turning off Apple Pencil 2, you need to disconnect it from your iPad. This is important to ensure that the battery doesn’t drain unnecessarily. To disconnect Apple Pencil 2, simply remove it from the magnetic charging port on your iPad.

Step 2: Turn off Apple Pencil 2

Once you have disconnected Apple Pencil 2 from your iPad, you can turn it off by double-tapping on the flat side of the pencil. This will activate the touch sensor on the pencil, and it will turn off automatically after a few seconds.

Step 3: Store Apple Pencil 2

After turning off Apple Pencil 2, it’s important to store it properly. This will ensure that it remains in good condition and is ready to use the next time you need it. You can store Apple Pencil 2 in the magnetic charging port on your iPad or in a pencil case. Make sure to avoid leaving it in direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

Turning off Apple Pencil 2 is a simple process that can help you preserve its battery life and keep it in good condition. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can safely turn off your Apple Pencil 2 and store it properly for future use.

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Turning Off Apple Pencil

To turn off Apple Pencil, you can either disconnect it from your iPad or put it in its charging mode. Here are the steps to follow:

1. Disconnecting Apple Pencil from iPad:
– Go to your iPad’s Settings.
– Tap Bluetooth.
– Look for your Apple Pencil under the My Devices list and tap the ‘i’ icon next to it.
– Tap Forget This Device.
– Confirm by tapping Forget Device.

2. Putting Apple Pencil in charging mode:
– Remove the cap from the back of your Apple Pencil.
– Insert the Lightning connector into the charging port at the bottom of your Apple Pencil.
– Connect the other end of the Lightning cable to a power source (e.g., your iPad’s charger or a computer’s USB port).
– Wait for the charging status to appear on your iPad screen, or check the LED light on the Apple Pencil (it will turn off when fully charged).

By following these steps, you can turn off your Apple Pencil or put it in charging mode.

Turning Off Apple Pencil When Not in Use

To turn off your Apple Pencil when not in use, you can simply remove it from your iPad or place it with the tip down on a flat surface. The Apple Pencil will automatically enter into a low-power mode after a period of inactivity to conserve battery life. However, if you want to completely turn off the Apple Pencil, you can do so by going into the Settings app on your iPad, selecting Bluetooth, and then tapping on the “i” next to your Apple Pencil. From there, you can tap “Forget this Device” to disconnect your Apple Pencil from your iPad and turn it off. By turning off your Apple Pencil completely, you can conserve its battery life and ensure that it is not accidentally activated while not in use.

Does the Apple Pencil 2 Have Sleep Mode?

The Apple Pencil 2 does go to sleep after a period of inactivity. This is achieved through the use of an accelerometer built into the device. When the pencil is not in use and remains stationary for about 15-20 minutes, it will enter a low-power sleep mode. You can verify this by checking the iOS battery widget, where you will see the pencil disappear from the list of connected devices. This feature helps to conserve battery life, ensuring that the pencil is always ready for use when needed.

Turning Off Apple Pencil 2 Tip

To turn off the Apple Pencil 2 tip, you simply need to remove it from the pencil. To do this, gently squeeze the tip between your fingers and turn it counterclockwise. The tip should come off easily. Once the tip is removed, the pencil will no longer be able to draw or write until a new tip is attached. To replace the tip, simply align the new tip with the metal prong on the end of the pencil and screw it clockwise until it is tight.


Turning off your Apple Pencil 2 is a simple process that can be done quickly and easily. By going into your iPad’s settings, selecting Bluetooth, and forgetting the device, you can unpair your Pencil and preserve its battery life. Additionally, the Pencil’s accelerometer allows it to enter a low-power sleep mode when not in use, further conserving its battery. If you need to replace the Pencil tip, simply unscrew it counterclockwise and screw on a new one clockwise. By following these steps, you can effectively manage and maintain your Apple Pencil 2.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.