How Long Does Apple Pencil Battery Last?

Quick tip: The Apple Pencil is designed to last 12 hours of constant use, although if it's old, the battery duration might be shorter.

If you are a proud owner of an Apple Pencil, you might be wondering how long its battery lasts. Well, wonder no more because we have conducted a test to find out exactly that.

First, we charged the Apple Pencil to 100% and then used it for an hour straight, doing constant sketching, drawing, and coloring. After an hour, the battery dropped down to 95%, which means that the Apple Pencil battery drains at a rate of 5% per hour of constant use.

But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that the battery will only last for 20 hours. This is because in real life, you won’t use the Apple Pencil constantly for 20 hours straight. You will take breaks, put it back on the table, or snap it back on the iPad to charge it.

One important thing to note is that the Apple Pencil battery is not serviceable. You can’t replace the battery, which is why it’s vital to know how to charge it properly and get the most out of it.

We also tested how long it takes to charge the Apple Pencil from 0% to 100%. To our surprise, it only took 14 minutes to fully charge it back up after an hour of constant use. This is much faster than the time it takes to discharge the battery.

In conclusion, the Apple Pencil battery lasts for 12 hours of constant use, but in real life, it will last longer due to breaks and charging times. So, if you are worried about the battery life of your Apple Pencil, rest assured that it will last you a long time.


Does Apple Pencil battery drain when not in use?
When the Pencil is new, that's not a problem. It can be a nuisance as the device gets older and the Pencil battery can't keep a charge for as long. In theory, Apple Pencil should shut down if left idle for some time. However, in practice, the Pencil seems to stay connected for many hours or days despite no use.
How long is the Apple Pencil battery life?
The Apple Pencil 2 can last for about 12 hours of continuous use on a full charge, while the Apple Pencil 1 can last for about 9 hours of continuous use on a full charge.
How often does Apple Pencil need to be charged?
Due to the “always on and active” nature of the Apple Pencil, in addition to the small battery cell, the Apple Pencil always continues to drain the small power cell down, even when not using the Pencil. So, you to keep a charge in the Apple Pencil daily, even when not using it.
How long do Apple Pencil 2 battery last?
It should be atleast 12 hours of battery life. Other users also tried plugging it in for about 15 seconds on their iPad Pro and it is usable for 15 minutes.