Can we charge Apple Pencil with iPhone?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

You can indeed charge the first generation Apple Pencil using your iPhone. The Apple Pencil is designed with a Lightning adapter, which is the same connector used to charge iPhones and other Apple devices. This means that you can conveniently charge your Apple Pencil by simply plugging it into your iPhone’s Lightning charger port.

To charge your Apple Pencil with your iPhone, all you need to do is remove the cap on the Apple Pencil, which will expose the Lightning adapter. Then, you can directly plug the Lightning adapter into your iPhone’s Lightning charger port. This allows the power from your iPhone to flow into the Apple Pencil and charge its battery.

This feature can be particularly useful when you’re on the go and don’t have access to a separate charger for your Apple Pencil. Instead of worrying about carrying an additional charging cable or finding a power source, you can simply rely on your iPhone to charge both your phone and your Apple Pencil.

It’s worth mentioning that this charging method is specifically for the first generation Apple Pencil, which was released alongside the iPad Pro in 2015. The second generation Apple Pencil, which was introduced in 2018, features a different charging mechanism. The second generation Apple Pencil magnetically attaches to the side of compatible iPad models and wirelessly charges itself, eliminating the need for a Lightning adapter.

If you own a first generation Apple Pencil, you can easily charge it using your iPhone by plugging it into the Lightning charger port. This convenient charging method allows you to power up your Apple Pencil while on the go without the need for extra cables or power sources.