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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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An app to doodle vector diagrams with apple pencil

I want to illustrate technical ideas with it quickly and dirty, possibly sharing over a chat screen share. NOT create document-grade formal diagrams. I tried Graffle and Affinity Designer. Didn't like ...
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iPad app for handwriting with Apple pencil including a button on-screen to quickly erase content

I discovered that I recall more, for instance, using Anki, by writing with the Apple Pencil instead of using a keyboard. However, it's a bit tedious to use GoodNotes, write something, and then having ...
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Apple Pencil not working with SideCar

I work with a M2 Macbook Pro and iPad Air (4th Gen). Until a week ago, I regularly used my iPad as an extended display using SideCar (Continuity). Worked charmingly, including with Apple Pencil. ...
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Apple Pencil and iPad but no Wi-Fi

My iPad is not on a data plan and I don’t have Wi-Fi access in my classroom. Will I still be able to use my Apple Pencil?
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How do I know if an Apple Pencil 2 is original/authentic or fake?

A friend of mine gifted me an Apple Pencil 2 a few days ago. When I pasted its serial number to Apple's coverage site, it does say that it is indeed an Apple Pencil 2, but it displays the message &...
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Ipad Air gets so hot in Notes app

My iPad Air 5th usually gets very hot while drawing in the Notes app with pencil. Is it normal and if any workaround? A related question here only has a very vague answer, from which it is still ...
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Any way to record the screen of an iPad commanding it with an Apple Pencil and see where it touches?

I have to create a video that is a demonstration on how to draw something on the iPad using Apple Pencil 1. I have tried recording using QuickTime on the Mac and also the screen recording capability ...
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How to switch keyboard to normal view in Chrome?

Something happened and onscreen keyboard (in Google Chrome) on my iPad Pro 11" was switched to small mode. Is's not clear what is happened and how to switch it back to normal view. In Safari it ...
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iPad: How to write on sticky notes with Pencil in Freeform

Im currently trying out freeform and was surprised to find out that I can not write anything with my Pencil on sticky notes. I can add text to sticky notes the usual ways, but anything writen with ...
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iPad Air 5th Gen gets massively hot while using ANY notetaking app and Apple Pencil 2

iPad Air 5th gen gets massively hot and drains battery, when using just any note taking app and Apple Pencil. Even if I do not have any Note taking app active, when I just attach the Pencil to the ...
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Disable or workaround to iPad waking up and Pen is magnetically attached

So I just upgraded my old iPad which supported pen 1.0 to new iPad Air with pen 2.0 which is now magnetically attached to the side now my issue is that the magnets are not super strong so when I ...
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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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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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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 some old iPads that I want to use for Zoom meetings. I want to use one as a whiteboard, drawing diagrams in the Notes app and showing them on screen. Can I use an Apple Pencil (either gen 1 or ...
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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 12.1.1 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 ...
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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 [closed]

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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