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 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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Apple Pencil died and was reborn?

Something very strange happened and I'm trying to figure out the reason. I discovered that the Apple Pencil comes with a lightening connector. I had never used it and I tried to charge my Apple ...
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Being able to colour in a PDF with the pencil

I have the ipad 9" (not pro) with the apple pencil. I'd like to get a PDF with colour in pages and then on the ipad be able to colour in with the Apple pencil (think of the Pigment app, where you can ...
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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 ...