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The best Apple Pencil alternatives on a budget

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No stylus can exactly replicate the magic of an Apple Pencil with your iPad. But the good news is, there are many that come quite close, and at a fraction of the price. If you're a designer or artist, chances are you can't do without your Apple Pencil. But for other tasks like notetaking, casual doodling, or browsing, an affordable Apple Pencil alternative is more than enough.

Check out the list below for our selection of the best Apple Pencil alternatives that come as close as possible to the real thing while perfectly fitting any budget.

When and how to replace your Apple Pencil tip

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If you own your first Apple Pencil and wonder when you should replace the tip or how to do it, iDB is here to help. We’ll give you some recommendations on when you should replace the Apple Pencil (1st and 2nd generation) tip, along with simple instructions for doing so.

Apple Pencil won’t pair with your iPad? Try these fixes

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Maybe you just got an Apple Pencil or a new iPad and want to use this convenient combo. But for some reason, unknown to you, you can’t pair your Apple Pencil with your iPad. In this tutorial, we’ll explain several methods to remedy this situation, beginning with which Apple Pencils work with which iPads.