Apple Pencils donโ€™t work with iPhones. They are exclusively made for the iPad. Iโ€™ve never seen them work with a different device. Not even Android Tablets.

But if you want a Pen on your iPhone, there are some alternatives you can choose from. So letโ€™s talk about them.

First, the reason why Apple Pen isnโ€™t working with iPhone.

Reason Why Apple Pencil Doesnโ€™t Work with iPhone

iPads and iPhones have different types of screens ๐Ÿ“ฑ: These are distinct products with entirely different functionalities. Apple is renowned for its ability to differentiate its products significantly.

Each of their products serves a unique purpose, and features are not added arbitrarily but with thoughtful intention.

But hey, who knows what the future holds? Maybe an Apple Pencil 3 will decide to join the iPhone party. 

Apple Pencil Alternatives For iPhone

The Apple Pencil isnโ€™t compatible with iPhones, but other styluses can be used with your iPhone.

So, you can pick any of these Apple Pencil alternatives for iPhones, and they will work with your iPhone. Letโ€™s take a deeper look into these Styluses.

Adonit Pro 4

this stylus will work with iphone

๐Ÿ‘Œ Features

  1. Material: Aluminum and Copper
  2. Compatible Devices: Apple, All capacitive touchscreen devices, tablets, and Android
  3. Item Dimensions: 5.51 x 0.35 x 5.51 inches
  4. Are Batteries Included: No
  5. Weight:0.04 lbs (22g)

If youโ€™re after a decent stylus with solid features, the first reliable alternative to the Apple Pencil is the Adonit Pro 4.

There is a lot to like about the Adonit Pro 4, among other non-Bluetooth styluses. Itโ€™s perfect for everyday activities like scrolling through content and jotting down notes. 

The design is elegant, like a fountain pen, with a classy copper lid and top. Very stylish, Iโ€™d say.

However, its distinctive โ€˜soft touch precision discโ€™ tip feels awkward, needing constant adjustments. I have tested it and uncovered parallax problems, causing slight alignment issues between the nib and line. However, itโ€™s a small problem for everyday activities.

Although it performed relatively well in Notes on the iPhone, in drawing, it lacked the precision and responsiveness required for intricate drawing tasks.

Overall, the Adonit Pro 4 seems better for basic tasks than advanced note-taking or sketching.

๐Ÿ‘ Pros

  1. Sophisticated design
  2. Comfortable weight
  3. Good for note-taking
  4. Bluetooth and battery-free

๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons

  1. Not good for drawing
  2. Parallex problem

Moko Active Stylus

apple pencil alternative that works with iphone

๐Ÿ‘Œ Features

  1. Material: Aluminum Alloy, Rubber, Metal
  2. Compatible Devices: all capacitive touchscreen Apple devices, tablets, and Android
  3. Item Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.4 x 0.41 inches
  4. Are Batteries Included: No
  5. Weight: 0.05 lbs (22g)

Next is Mokoโ€™s active stylus. The Moko Stylus brings an Apple Pencil-like experience. Easy to pair and use, itโ€™s perfect for daily tasks. Letโ€™s see what it has for its features. 

First, the design fully resembles the Apple Pencil; it has a cylindrical white finish, a flat side, and a micro-USB charging port. A clickable button serves as an on/off switch, though its blue light indicator is visually distracting. 

If we talk about its performance, The stylus tip is said to be screen-friendly, but a screen protector is recommended. Notably, it lacks pressure sensitivity, tilt/angle sensors, and double-tap gestures. 

If drawing is your aim, the Moko Stylus fails to provide good performance. The missing elements make it feel incomplete for artistic pursuits. 

Overall, while suitable for general use, professionals might seek more advanced options. Iโ€™m talking about the true artists who might find it a bit limited compared to higher-end options.

๐Ÿ‘ Pros

  1. Sleek Aesthetic
  2. Ease of Pairing
  3. Replaceable Tip
  4. Affordability

๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons

  1. Lack of Pressure Sensitivity
  2. Less Weighted Feel

Digiroot Universal Stylus

๐Ÿ‘Œ Features

  1. Material: Plastic, Rubber
  2. Compatible Devices: iPhone, iPad, and Android
  3. Item Dimensions: 5.7 x 2.5 x 0.4  inches
  4. Are Batteries Included: No
  5. Weight: 0.001 lbs (0.64)  Grams

The DigiRoot stylus is the third alternative to the Apple Pencil. Itโ€™s lightweight and responsive for various tasks. Itโ€™s good for drawing and writing on apps, but it isnโ€™t as good as the Apple Pencil. 

Itโ€™s still good for getting your job done. Letโ€™s see why itโ€™s on our list. 

At first glance, the stylus may seem to have a common stylus design. It has a sturdy and dependable appearance. The cap and thick tip screw on and off with ease and security. 

The package includes three extra thick tips and six disk tips, along with the two already attached to the stylus. This ensures that if a tip breaks or wears out, you can easily replace it without buying a new stylus. 

For performance, the Digiroot stylus is lauded for its user-friendly design and responsiveness. It excels in accuracy for drawing and writing, though some seek more precision. For drawing, the Digi Root Stylus excels. It offers a crucial element, ensuring a satisfying artistic experience.

Overall, itโ€™s a reliable option for those seeking a capable and adaptable stylus. It impresses across various uses, solving the problem at hand.

๐Ÿ‘ Pros

  1. Lightweight and Comfortable
  2. Accurate and Responsive
  3. Included Extra Tips and Parts
  4. Compatibility with Various Devices

๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons

  1. Limited Precision
  2. Lack of Advanced Features

GOOJODOQ 11th Gen Stylus Pen

๐Ÿ‘Œ Features

  1. Material: Aluminum
  2. Compatible Devices: iPhone, iPad, and Android
  3. Item Dimensions: 8.2 x 2.4 x 0.8 inches
  4. Are Batteries Included: Yes
  5. Weight: 0.14 lbs (67 g)

The Goojodoq stylus is also considered a good alternative to the Apple pencil. It boasts a sleek design and iPhone compatibility. Itโ€™s a valuable tool for writers and everyday tasks.

Speaking about design Goojodoq pays attention to detail in design. It really resembles the Apple Pencil 2. This stylus boasts quality and allure, providing a premium feel at a lower cost.

Also, in the box, you get two replacement nibs. That means if your first one gets damaged, you can replace it with the other one. Thereโ€™s no need to buy another stylus.

Regarding performance, this stylus works seamlessly with the iPhone for writing. It supports tilt sensitivity and palm rejection, though itโ€™s not very pressure-sensitive. 

Charging via wireless mode aligns with compatible models, and a USB-C charger adapter is included for wired charging. 

There is only one drawbackโ€”the manual power button, which should be automated. The manual power button should ideally be swapped out for an automatic one.

Overall, itโ€™s a valuable investment for writing and non-pressure drawing tasks because its pressure sensitivity doesnโ€™t meet artistsโ€™ needs.

๐Ÿ‘ Pros

  1. Sleek Design
  2. Replacement Nibs
  3. Tilt Sensitivity and Palm Rejection
  4. Valueable for Writing Tasks

๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons

  1. Lack of Pressure Sensitivity
  2. Not Ideal for Complex Artwork

Adonit Mark

Adonit Mark is apple pencil alternative for iphone users

๐Ÿ‘Œ Features

  1. Material: Aluminum
  2. Compatible Devices: All touch screen
  3. Item Dimensions:  5.5 x 0.38 x 0.38  inches
  4. Batteries Included: No
  5. Weight: โ€Ž0.05 lbs (22.6 g) 

Last on my list is again from Adonit. This stylus is a bit simpler, but itโ€™s still quite useful option. My tests show that itโ€™s especially good for basic note-taking and simple sketches.

In terms of design, it has a triangular aluminum body that feels solid. Holding it is comfortable, like holding a regular pencil, and it writes smoothly on an iPhone screen, offering a good balance of resistance.

However, itโ€™s worth noting that the tips on this stylus canโ€™t be replaced. If a tip gets damaged, youโ€™ll have to buy a whole new stylus.

When used for note-taking and scrolling, it works really well and fits seamlessly into your tasks. But for detailed drawing, it struggles to capture intricate lines. Itโ€™s good for some things but lacks the precision needed for intricate art.

All in all, the Adonit Mark stylus is a great choice if youโ€™re focused on note-taking and basic sketches, but it might not be the best for more detailed and complex artistic work.

๐Ÿ‘ Pros

  1. Simple to use.
  2. Offers seamless performance with minimal lag
  3. Features a small, precise tip for accuracy
  4. Automatically rejects palm touch for smooth operation

๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons

  1. Limited compatibility with specific devices


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I'm a writer and editor in iPads & Android Tablets, Windows Tablet section. I'm passionate about technology, especially about tablets. I'm on a mission to assist people in discovering their ideal tablets. In addition, I'm dedicated to producing helpful how-to guides and sharing top-notch tips and tricks. In my early carrier I founded and became and editor at worldoftablet and have been a guest author at many other tech blogs. In wolfoftablet I'm focusing on iPads, Tablets, Apple Pencil, Apps, Reviews, Buyers Guides and Tablet Accessories. In free time I like to play games on my PS5 or iOS.