The Apple ecosystem is one of the most foolproof ways to stay on top of the latest launches. When it comes to accessories, Apple Pencil is undoubtedly one of the leading products Apple has released so far.
However, compatibility issues are common when it comes to the Apple Pencil. If you think you can pair the product with any Apple device, including your iPhone, you are wrong. Long story short, Apple Pencil is not compatible with every iOS device and that includes those running on iOS 16.
This article covers all the details you need to know about Apple Pencil and its compatibility with iOS 16 devices.
Is Apple Pencil compatible with iOS devices?
The latest and even the older Apple Pencils are not meant for your iPhones or any iOS device for that matter. Apple Pencils are made exclusively for your iPads.
The 2nd generation Apple Pencil is compatible with the 6th generation iPad mini, 4th generation iPad Air, 3rd generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro and later, and 1st generation 11-inch iPad Pro and later.
The older or first generation. Apple Pencil is compatible with 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th generation iPad models and some of the newer iPads on the market. This means that if you bought the Apple Pencil for your iOS device, it will not pair and work normally. This is mainly due to hardware compatibility issues.
At this point, there’s no information on what the future holds in terms of compatibility with the iPhones and Apple Pencils. However, with the kind of popularity the Apple ecosystem is gaining, things may change in the future.
Can I use other Smart Pencils for iOS 16 devices?
At this time, there are no compatible pencils that you can use with your iPhone to take notes and use for scribbling.
If you are an avid note taker, especially on digital devices, we recommend checking out the other Android devices and tablets, which offer much more diversity and flexibility of use.
For the last time and for clarification, Apple Pencil does not work with iOS 16 devices. So if you’re thinking of making a purchase, we’d suggest foregoing and getting an iPad for your Apple Pencil instead.