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  1. All these people having this issue with these overly priced products…has anyone found a solution? I bought an iPad and pencil less than a month ago and the pen is not showing up under the Bluetooth settings. I have done everything on this list and more with no success. It started with the pen randomly disconnecting.

    1. Lynn, Yes so many of us are having the same issue. I have been hours on with Apple trying to resolve this issue. They eventually told me I need to go into a Apple service provider for support. They scheduled me at a Best Buy. Well, I don’t have to say much about that experience. Best Buy told me they are not able to service this device for Apple. I really feel that this situation is like the iPhone Slowgate problem. I purchased a new one, it connected right away, but I want my money back for the other one that receive a software update and stopped working. Apple knows this is an issue, but do not want to acknowledge it.

  2. Same here. Everything started with a message saying that the I pencil needed charging at it was almost 100% charged. IPad Pro and I pencil 2

  3. I bought a new IPad Air and a IPad Pencil. The pencil will connect for a few seconds then immediately disconnect. How do I fix this problem?

  4. My Apple pencil 1 doesn’t connect on my ipad 6th gen, I tried to restart my ipad and all. I even charged my pencil for more than 15 mins yet it still doesn’t connect. It will connect and will disconnect within seconds, how can I fix this? I am longing to use it. Please help me with this issue.

  5. I am also having this issue. It started after upgrading to iPadOS 14.I am working with Apple support to hopefully get it figured out.

    1. I too have the same problem. IPad Air 3 and Apple pencil Gen 1, after updating to iPadOS 14, pencil stopped working. I did all the steps advised by Apple Care but problem not resolved.

  6. Ipad Air Gen 3 here, at first it still connected on my device but it wont function normally. I decided to unpair it only to find my pencil wont pair to my ipad, there’s no pop up for pairing, eventho i already tried all the steps above.

    Any ideas how?

      1. I have not been able to pair mine at all, thought the first pencil was a dud, second pencil not pairing either. Doesn’t give me the option to pair when I plug it into the ipad. Bluetooth is working because other devices connect with no problem. Did you find a solution?

  7. My Apple Pencil 1, when connected to the iPad via the Lightning Port, shows the “Apple Pencil wants to pair” message and then instantaneously disappears. It is now not available as a device below the “More Devices” section of the Bluetooth settings. Is there any way to fix this or should a new Apple Pencil be bought?

  8. Same here.
    First could not charge the pen.Showed 3%!!
    The unpaired, and now cannot pair any more….
    Of course no way to talk to any one at Apple…

    1. I had the exact same issue, but found somewhere online a way to fix it.

      Try connecting your charger to iPad, then disconnect it and quickly connect your Apple Pencil to a lightning port. Pairing window should pop up.

      1. I did that and I clicked pair device but it didnt work. All it did was just load then the window went back up. Do you know why this is happening??

  9. I have an iPad Air 3rd generation and apple pencil 1st generation which I is new. I haven’t used it. At the time I get to pair the pencil with the iPad it says “Apple pencil is not connected: Plug in Apple pencil to use it with this iPad” and/or “Pairing unsuccessful: Pairing took too long. Make sure Apple Pencil is turned on”. I have done everything since charging, restarting the iPad and removing the device from Bluetooth and it haven’t worked for me.

    I need help asap.

  10. My Apple pens tip wore down to where I could see the metal and I didn’t know I had to get a new tip and the sensor came out. I have the sensor so if I get a new tip and Put the sensor back in will it still work?

  11. Same here. Tried all tips none works. Anyone have an solution?
    Trying to upgrade the framework. Not sure if it works.

  12. I’m on my second pencil and the last one never even lasted two weeks, it says connected but still won’t work, I tried all the tips but no luck.

  13. Just unpackaged new iPad 7th Gen and Pencil 1st gen. It pairs with the iPad but it does not work. Tried the notes app, a sketch app, not sure if it’s supposed to work as a stylus for example opening an app on the home screen but that doesn’t work either. It is charged. I tried the restart and forget device to reconnect. Connected from within settings. It says connected but nothing.

  14. I am having the same issue. Disconnected blue tooth, powered down iPad, and paired the pencil once powered up. Still losses connection to iPad. Tip is securely attached. Have only had this pencil for a year. About to call apple to find out what my options are as this doesn’t seem right that it has this issue already.

  15. My pencil gen 1 won’t pair with iPad gen 3. It’s continuously trying to like a yo-yo keeps saying pair not happening

  16. My pencil discharges in seconds after charging and does not work even when charged to 100% because it discharges immediately.. What can I do?

  17. I have an iPad generation 6 with 12.3.1 and a Apple Pencil 1. It shows ‘connected’ and I can see the battery life, however it doesn’t respond to strokes. I have tried all the previous tips with no result. I hope someone can tell me how to resolve the issue. Is it a defect?

  18. the pencil won’t connect at all and never has connected so I have no idea what to do
    it’s never been paired before so I don’t have it under my Bluetooth

    1. I have similar issue, the pencil was not used for more than 3months. It could not pair to 2iPad Pro when tested. Tried the above solution not working. iPad Pro can detect the pencil when connected but disconnected immediately.

          1. My pencil pairs but not working. I have IPad Air 3rd gen and a brand new pencil 1st gen. I’ve tried everything on YouTube and online, but nothing.

          2. I’m in the same issue. I also have an iPad Air 3rd generation and Apple Pencil first generation. It keeps connecting, but nothing. I also realized the battery of pencils change every time it connects. Starts on 2%, then increases.

            If anybody found a solution, please, share with us!!

        1. Same case. I’m using Air 3, when i plugged in, its already connect, but immediately after 2 second become disconnect. Any idea for this case?

        1. Hey, I am also having the same issue. Tried everything and spoke with Apple Support Senior level tech support and we still couldn’t figure it out. The only thing he had me try other than the above suggestions was resetting network settings in case it was a bluetooth issue. Only solution he ended up having to offer me was sending me a new Apple Pencil 2 upon my returning my “defective” unit. I’ve only had this and been using it for about a month and half and have been so careful with it. I’m bummed

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