Apple Pencil and Bluetooth pairing

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Perene, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Perene macrumors 6502

    Perene

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    After we pair the Pencil with the iPad Pro 9.7, if we turn the Bluetooth offline from that iPad, do we need to pair it again? I am asking this for the following reasons:

    - I don't want to pair everytime I use it, but I don't want also to leave Bluetooth on, since it wastes battery. Of course it's easier to turn it on rather than pairing the Pencil, as in it takes only a second to do it.

    I noticed after turning it off and on after a few seconds that the Pencil was still paired. The question is: since I don't ever turn this iPad off (only close the cover, for the standby mode) can I turn the Bluetooth off and expect for it to remain paired, or not? Or I need to leave it on 24/7 to avoid this, even if it happens only once a week, for example?
     
  2. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

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    You have to re-pair the pencil every time. Personally I leave Bluetooth on and I've not seen any affect on my battery life - the pencil goes to sleep after a while anyway (though less so for me as it's being carried around in my bag a lot and probably thinks I'm playing with it).
     
  3. Perene thread starter macrumors 6502

    Perene

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    From my personal experience, leaving bluetooth on avoids pairing forever, unless you restart iOS somehow, or after days (not sure how many) something changes. I'll leave it that way, then.
     

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