Questions tagged [apple-pencil]

Apple Pencil is a digital pencil for iPad and iPhone that communicates over bluetooth to function as an advanced stylus. Questions about other branded stylus should use a different tag than this.

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Recording a keynote presentation playing on an Ipad on my macbook

I do not own an iPad yet and wanted to know if it is currently possible : I want to record a lecture on my MacBook pro using something like OBS. I want to support my presentation with a keynote and ...
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Does handwriting recognition require mobile data?

I gather that scribble now allows handwriting recognition in any iOS app. Does it require mobile data or is everything on-device? (I do not yet have an Apple Pencil so cannot test this for myself)
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Under which condition tap + drag to select works for Apple pencil (quick text select with pencil in Safari)?

What I want to accomplish Quickly select text with Pencil when reading things in Safari on iPad What I'm doing: I've accidentally discovered that tap+second tap & drag work to quickly select text ...
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Apple Pencil 2 (Connected to the iPad's magnetic charging dock) discharges completely if the iPad is not used for longer hours

I have iPad Pro 11 inch (3rd Generation) and pencil 2. I left the iPad un-used overnight with a good battery level (like 75%) with the pencil connected to the magnetic charging dock on its side. When ...
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Why does my Apple Pencil produce different brush strokes than my mouse in Photoshop?

I’m working through the 2021 release of Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book for my digital imaging class. One of the lessons is on the Mixer Brush tool. I decided to connect my Mac to my iPad Pro ...
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How to disable Quick Note from swiping iPad's lower right corner?

Swiping from lower right corner brings up a new Quick Note, by an Apple Pencil or a finger. It's possible to disable the swipe via a Pencil (Settings > Apple Pencil > Right Corner Swipe ...) ...
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Newly brought Apple Pencil(1st generation) didn’t connect with my iPad (8th generation) when I plugged it

In this year I brought an iPad (8th generation). And newly brought Apple Pencil (1st generation) I tried to connect with plugging it to the IPad. Sometimes the pop up came up and disappeared. When I ...
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Train Apple Pencil / Scribble to recognize names and other proper nouns

Is it possible to train Apple Pencil / Scribble to recognize names and other proper nouns, in any app? I've tried both Notes and Pages, and the handwriting recognition seems pretty good for basic ...
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Can the Apple Pencil (2nd gen) be endowed with a pointer on screen for the iPad pro (3rd gen)?

I know Bluetooth mice can get a pointer going in Accessibility > Touch > Assistive Touch > Pointer Devices. It would be good (my use case is online teaching, where I would like to be able to ...
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Why (from a technical perspective) can't an Apple Pencil (2nd gen) be used with an iPad (7th gen)?

The most obvious difference between an Apple Pencil (1st generation) and a Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is that the latter pairs and charges via the Smart Connector on the side of an iPad, whereas ...
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Stop Apple Notes in iPad auto creating unnecessary hyperlink on handwritten text

This is happening sometimes when I start drawing on ipad notes
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Bluetooth PIN code for Apple Pencil

I need to pair with an Apple Pencil; yet I cannot seem to be able to determine the correct PIN for the device. What is the default PIN for an Apple Pencil Version One?
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How to copy part of an image using Apple Pencil

When I do a image search on google, for the resulting images, I would like to select parts of them using my Apple Pencil on iPad Pro, so that I can copy those image parts and paste them on OneNote, ...
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iPadOS 14.2 - Unable to find Apple Pencil double tap settings

I have an Apple Pencil 2 paired with an iPad running iPadOS 14.2. I was able to configure the double tap action in the settings somehow, but I don't know how to do it anymore. Is this setting hidden? ...
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How do I turn off iOS from registering my finger while annotating?

I have the iPad pro 2020 and the apple pencil. When marking up a document (say, in Notes or Files) I want to be able to disable annotation inputs from my finger - When I'm in annotation mode I only ...
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Protective film for iPad 10.2

I have a 10.2" iPad with the apple pencil. As I need to use the pencil lots of hours per day, I'm a bit worried that the screen may deteriorate. I was considering to buy a protective film, and I ...
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Horizontal lines appear when using Apple Pencil on iPad while charging

While charging my iPad Pro (running iOS 14.0) from my MacBook, using a Syncwire lightning cable, random horizontal lines appear when I draw using my Apple Pencil. Has anyone encountered this problem, ...
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Ipad with apple pencil write anywhere, not writing anywhere

A new iPad iOS14 and an Apple pencil I hare recently acquired an iPad from work. In has iOS 14 and an apple pencil. I iOS 14 says that I can use the pencil as a keyboard (text input device) anywhere. ...
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Apple Pencil 1st generation is not pairing/recognised by 7th generation iPad after installing iPadOS 13.7 update

My 1st generation Apple Pencil (bought newly) is not showing in 7th generation iPad (bought newly) under Bluetooth devices. This is happening since after iPadOS was updated. The other devices gets ...
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Apple Pencil life span

Recently I bought Apple Pencil (1 with lightning charger) for my iPad Air 3. My question is relating to the life span of this pencil. I use it about 5 hour a day usually. Do we know how many years I ...
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How to 'reconnect' an Apple pencil 2 to iPad pro?

After I used my apple pencil last night, I put it along side with my iPad Pro. I did not return the pencil back to its charging position. Just a moment ago, when I pick up the pencil and try to make ...
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Are there iOS apps for taking notes with Apple Pencil in color, grid, and with pages to print?

I am searching for an app, in which I can take notes during lectures. To be more specific I would like to find an app which extends the default notes app in the following ways: Creating a color ...
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Why is the apple pencil (1 and 2) so long?

Both apple pencils are around an inch longer than my average actual pens. I love the fact that the apple pencil 2 is considerably lighter, but it still is uncomfortably long and gives an unbalanced ...
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iOS notes app - drawing tools disappear when using Pencil

I noticed the following behaviour and consider it a bug. How to proceed? When I open a new note in the iOS notes app (ipad pro 2020) and I open the drawing tools [1] and I start to draw with the ...
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Using Apple Pencil as a stylus with older unsupported iPads

I have a bunch of old iPads lying around which are still in pretty much usable state. They are all from the era when Apple Pencil didn't exist. I am looking to use one of them as a whiteboard in Zoom ...
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What is a typical Notability's file size?

I don’t think I can research from the vendor, and I want to plan if I choose to use this app. What if the notes contains that 20-minutes lecture/audio clips - what is the size for each of these ...
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Apple Pencil for iPad mini4

I am having iPad mini 4. Does any Apple Pencil working with it ? If not then which is best alternative of it. Thanks.
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Sidecar and Microsoft OneNote

I am a little bit confused. I want to use an iPad with Sidecar and OneNote on a MacBook Pro. Everything is working fine, but if I select "Text mode" under drawing, I am not able to control my cursor ...
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Can I use the iPad Pencil with Trello?

I would like to use a TODO app with the iPad pencil. I recently got an iPad with pencil and love it and would like to use it with Trello to have a weeks todo list without the hassle of setting dates ...
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iPad Pencil touch triggers immediate screen movement instead of a click

On our new iPads using Pencil, whenever our users touch the browser window, the screen starts to scroll/move. But what we expect is that it triggers a click the same way as if you had used your finger....
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Apple Pencil app without any analytics or syncing or network use

I am looking for an Apple Pencil app that does not go to the internet for any reason. I want the convenience of the Apple Pencil. I don’t want data syncing of any sort Same with any analytics The ...
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Shouldn't Apple consider allowing use of Apple Pencil while it's charging?

I have an iPad 2018 with 1st generation Apple Pencil. I am trying to use it for taking notes while it is connected to USB-cable charging, but surprisingly it doesn't work even though it is recognized ...
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iOS screen recording while using external HDMI/VGA output?

On iOS devices, the screen recording feature does not function when an external HDMI or VGA adapter is connected. My (limited) understanding is that, essentially, iOS uses an AirPlay-like mechanism ...
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Use an Apple Pencil in a web page?

I am developing a web application for a client who is planning to use an iPad when interviewing staff (as part of the recruitment process). Can I use Apple Pencil 2 to collect information in a web ...
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Which sides of an iPad does Apple Pencil 2 attach to?

I have tried to deduce this from comparing product images online, but did not yet find a definitive answer to this: Will the Apple Pencil 2 magnetically attach to (and charge at) only the portrait-...
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Care and feeding of the 1st gen Apple Pencil and its battery

Background I own an iPad Pro 10.5" and a first-generation Apple Pencil for it. The Pencil was bought in March 2018. In January 2019, i.e. about 9.5 months later, it had a battery failure and had to ...
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Can I turn off the Apple Pencil auto-adjust feature for highlighting text?

I noticed on my new iPad that I can use the Pencil to highlight text (say, for copy/pasting), just like one can do with a finger. However, using my finger, while dragging the edge of the highlight ...
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Is there a way to name an Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro?

On the 2018 seamless design (matte finish / no lightning connector) Apple Pencil with the 2018 iPad Pro (USB C charger) I'm not seeing a way to give a name to the Apple Pencil that shows when I charge ...
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Connect Apple Pencil second generation to Surface Laptop?

I was wondering, have anyone thought of connecting apple pencil (1st or 2nd) generation to the surface line in windows 10? If so, how was it done? any ideas?
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Pencil Lag (iPad 2018 vs Pros, Notes vs OneNote, iOS 11 vs 12)

I am very nitty about the input lag of the Apple Pencil. Originally, I was under the impression that the iPad 2018 was a little slower to respond. Testing was with with Standard Notes App. I got ...
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What stylus is good for taking notes and writing equation

I frequently need to take notes and write equations. I never draw any thing other than graphs, diagrams, etc.. like board works. I am not a painter. I bought an Adobe Ink for my iPad (not iPad pro). ...
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Looking for an iPad pencil compatible app with a large or infinite canvas

I tried Sketch and some other drawing apps. I’d like a bigger canvas to work with. Most seem to only be 8 1/2 by 11 or standard page size. Is there a way to expand the canvas on some of the basic ...
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What is the difference between the two models of Apple Pencil?

I'm looking to buy an Apple Pencil for my iPad Pro 10.5". I find listings for two different model numbers: MK0C2AM/A and MK0C2ZM/A. Some listings, for example, on eBay have one model listed in the ...
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How to restrict an iOS app to iPad Pro only?

As a developer of iOS software, is it possible to restrict an App to only be available on the iPad Pro? To be more precise, the App we are considering should be restricted to the Apple Pencil, which ...
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Reset used Apple Pencil in preparation for sale?

In preparation for selling a used Apple Pencil, should it be unpaired or reset in any way (so the new owner can pair it with his or her iPad Pro)? Is the Apple Pencil tied exclusively to the iPad Pro ...
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