How do I check if my Apple Pencil is connected to my iPad?
If your Apple Pencil is being unresponsive it may be because it is not paired to your iPad. There are two ways to check if your Apple Pencil is connected to your iPad. The easiest way is to pull down Notification Center and check for your Apple Pencil under Batteries. If your Apple Pencil is not showing then it is not synced to your iPad. You can also check by navigating to Settings > Bluetooth > My Devices. If your Pencil is not connected to your iPad, then remove its cap and plug it into the Lightning connector of your device. After a few seconds you should see a "Pair" button. Just tap the button to sync your Pencil to your iPad.