The Apple Pencil is an essential companion for the iPad. Without it we cannot understand the iPad as we understand it today. Therefore, in this post we are going to analyze when is the optimal time to change the tip of this small but great Apple device.
When do you have to change the tip of the Apple Pencil?
The Apple Pencil is a small accessory that completely changes the experience you have with the iPad . Like any product, over time it wears out and loses performance, the tip of this accessory being one of the elements that wears the most over time. Next we will analyze when it is the right time to change the tip of the device.
- The scratchy tip: if we run our finger over the tip of the Apple Pencil and notice that it is scratchy.
- The Apple Pencil responds randomly: if we notice that we need more than one touch on the screen to perform an action, especially if this behavior is random.
- Visual damage is visible: if there is real damage to the tip of the Apple Pencil, including possible deviations from it.
- The experience is not satisfactory: As an iPad and Apple Pencil user, if the experience you’ve had so far is no longer the same, it may be time to change the tip of the device.
How to change the tip of the Apple Pencil?
Fortunately, you don’t need to completely replace the Apple Pencil when the tip stops working properly, as you can only replace the eraser that is associated with the iPad. In addition, the purchase of this is not exclusive to the Pencil of the generation you carry, but you can use it for any Pencil you have, regardless of whether it is first or second generation. This possibility makes it a highly recommended purchase that you can pay off in the future. To change the tip of the Apple Pencil, we have to unscrew the tip and then take the replacement tip that you have purchased in the Apple Store or in a third-party store such as El Corte Inglés or Amazon. Next, take a small soft cloth to screw the tip back on without exceeding force.
It is important to remember that when you buy the Apple Pencil, it comes in a pack of four units, so you have a spare for a long time at a very low price. Specifically, in the official Apple store it has a pack of four units at a price of 25 euros, while in third-party stores, if you find a good offer, you can have it for less than 18 euros.
Is it advisable to buy some forms from unofficial suppliers?
From the writing team of the Bitten Apple we consider that with the duration of the rubber and its price it is not worth buying them in third-party stores , since it can mean a loss of user experience in the relationship between the iPad and the Apple Pencil, as well as damaging both the internal components of both devices with the consequence loss of Apple’s warranty for using unofficial products.
We make the same comment when you buy an Apple Pencil from an unofficial distributor , since you can suffer similar results to those mentioned. Both the iPad and the Apple Pencil are very expensive products but essential to enjoy a great user experience. What would we do without the Apple Pencil?