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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iPad Air 3 stopped working with any Apple Pencil

I have an iPad Air 3rd gen and used an Apple Pencil with it for a year. I also use the same Pencil with an iPad Pro 2nd gen sometimes. A few days ago, the Pencil stopped working with the iPad Air 3. ...
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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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Charging pencil with iMac. How to tell when charged?

I just received my apple pencil and I'm charging it by using my iMac. Is there any way to tell when the charge reaches 100%. I can't see the pencil on my iMac. Is there an app for this. Also when I ...
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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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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 ...