How to Change Apple Pencil Tip – Procreate Tips & Tricks

Iva Mikles

This is a quick tip tutorial on how to change the tip on Apple Pencil and it applies to both Apple Pencil 1 and Apple Pencil 2!

How to Change Tip on Apple Pencil

Watch the video above to learn to copy and paste items in Procreate visually. The step-by-step picture guide is below …

💡 Here is what iPad for Procreate and iPad Stylus for Procreate I am using.

How to Change Apple Pencil Tip Step-by-Step Guide

Learn to change the tip on your Apple Pencil 1 and Apple Pencil 2 in my step-by-step picture guide.

What do you need:

 
 
 

Second Generation Apple Pencil :: Best Drawing and Painting Experience

Compatible with:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th, 5th, 4th and 3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st generation)
  • iPad Air (5th and 4th generation)
  • and iPad mini (6th generation)

First Generation Apple Pencil

Compatible with:

  • iPad (6th, 7th, 8th, 9th (10.2″), 10th (10.9″) generation
  • iPad mini (5th generation), iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st, 2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Pro 9.7-inch

I recommend you get them if you use a matte Paperlike screen protector

Second Generation Apple Pencil :: Best Drawing and Painting Experience

Compatible with:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th, 5th, 4th and 3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st generation)
  • iPad Air (5th and 4th generation)
  • and iPad mini (6th generation)

First Generation Apple Pencil

Compatible with:

  • iPad (6th, 7th, 8th, 9th (10.2″), 10th (10.9″) generation
  • iPad mini (5th generation), iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st, 2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Pro 9.7-inch

I recommend you get them if you use a matte Paperlike screen protector

Time needed: 2 minutes

  1. Prepare your Apple Pencil

    Change Apple Pencil Tip - Pencil Detail - ©Art Side of Life

  2. Get your Replacement Tips

    I recommend the original Apple Pencil tipsChange Apple Pencil Tip - Replacement Tips - ©Art Side of Life

  3. Unwrap the replacement tip

    Change Apple Pencil Tip - Take Tip Out 1 - ©Art Side of Life

  4. Take the replacement tip out

    Change Apple Pencil Tip - Take Tip Out 2 - ©Art Side of Life

  5. Unscrew the old tip

    Change Apple Pencil Tip - Unscrew Old Tip - ©Art Side of Life

  6. Screwn in the new tip

    Change Apple Pencil Tip - Screw in New Tip - ©Art Side of Life

  7. You are done!

    Change Apple Pencil Tip - You are Done - ©Art Side of Life

Voila, you have just learned how to change the tip on your Apple Pencil.

I hope this was helpful to you. See you in the next episode of Art Side of Life Quick Tips in Procreate.

FAQs

How often do you change the Apple Pencil tip?

I change my Apple Pencil tip every 2-3 months because I draw on Procreate every day, and I use a Paperlike screen protector, which is rougher than iPad’s display. Before, when I didn’t use Paperlike, I didn’t have to change the tip at all.

How do I know when to change the Apple Pencil tip?

You will know when to change the Apple Pencil tip when the inside metal part starts coming out, and when you draw, it won’t be as smooth as before.

How long does an Apple Pencil tip last?

The Apple Pencil tip can last forever if you don’t use any screen protector. I use the Paperlike screen protector, and I have to change it every 2 – 3 months because I draw in Procreate every day.

Can you change the tips for Apple Pencil 2?

Yes, you can change the tips for Apple Pencil 2. See my tutorial on how to change the tips for Apple Pencil 2 here.

Should the Apple Pencil tip be screwed in all the way?

Yes, the Apple Pencil tip should be screwed in all the way because otherwise, your Apple Pencil will not work properly. See my tutorial on how to change the tips for Apple Pencil 2 here.

Iva

Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am a full-time self-taught artist behind Art Side of Life® and a Top Teacher on Skillshare. I have 15 years of experience in the creative field as a concept designer, illustrator, art director, and now freelance artist, content creator, and art instructor. My goal is to help you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art through practical classes, tutorials, Procreate brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies and resources. About me »

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Hey there!

I am Iva (rhymes with viva), and I'm the artist behind Art Side of Life. I'm all about helping you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art! So on my website, I share Procreate classes, tutorials, brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies, and resources. Ready to create and make amazing art? Then explore, join and have fun ♡

Grab your gear:

iPad Pro, Air, Mini or iPad

Apple Pencil

Procreate Brushes

Paperlike

Drawing Stand

Open Procreate and enjoy!

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