Glass screen protectors with Apple Pencil?

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  1. ssledoux macrumors 6502

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    Does having one affect your pencil use? I just can't really enjoy my iPAD pro much until I get it fully protected, and for me that always includes a glass screen protector.

    Any issues with it?
     
  2. Brett1203 macrumors 6502a

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    I just ordered one, it states it will not affect it, I wonder if it will affect the true tone display
     
  3. lobridge macrumors newbie

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    I had my screen protector on before my Apple pencil arrived. It works wonderfully with it, but I can't say if it's any different then without.
     
  4. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay awesome! Mine states it will work with the pencil, so I'm glad to hear that's likely to be true. I'm obsessed with those on all Mac products I purchase for myself or others (especially my grandkids)!!
     
  5. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    No issues here works great but you can kiss goodbye the 40% reduced glare the 9.7 Pro has over the iPad Air 2. I use a Tempered glass display protector the only thing I notice is that without one it feels like your Apple pencil is touching the drawing with the thinnest display protector you can now see a gap between your drawing and your pencil tip its only 0.30mm thin. but you can see it. Or rather see the gap because its transparent.
     
  6. Prince_of_Zion macrumors newbie

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    I've been using a tempered glass screen protector on my 12" iPP since I got it in January. I'm a nursing student and I use the iPP and Apple Pencil to take notes in class. I download the lecture PPTs and make notes on those as well. So basically I'm not a casual user and I depend heavily on the performance of the Apple Pencil. I can say that I have had no problems at all. As was said earlier there is a very slight gap that you can see because of the thickness of the screen protector but that's if you keep the tip on the screen then look at the point of contact from a position of about 45° from the surface of the screen. When writing in a natural position it's unnoticeable. I checked this with Notability and Notes Plus.

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  7. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I don't have the 9.7, so maybe I won't see as much of a difference.
     
  8. Tikatika macrumors 6502

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    A glass protector on 12 inch pro?! You deserve a medal for that one!
     
  10. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    I love the glass protectors and have one on my iPhone. But my preference is to add protection without extra heft on my iPad. I opted for a Power Support Crystal clear and it works and looks great.
     
  11. SS4Luck macrumors regular

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    I have a tempered glass protector on my 12.9 and there is 0 difference in the pencil use between the naked screen and the protector.
     
  12. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    I've purchased a 'Used' iPad Pro with a glass screen protector already installed and I'm noticing for general touch usage that I have to press a little harder. I can literally drag my finger across the screen lightly without any response.

    Has anyone else had this experience?
    --- Post Merged, Apr 17, 2016 ---
    Ok nevermind. Just remove it and the responsiveness has improved a lot.
     
  13. SS4Luck macrumors regular

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    With the Bluetooth turned on and the apple pencil connected the screen is exponentially more responsive as well. I can't say I've every used my iPP without the pencil
     
  14. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    You mean without a glass screen protector?
     
  15. SS4Luck macrumors regular

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    I don't think I've ever used my iPP without the pencil connected and a screen protector, I know I've never used mine without a screen protector.
     
  16. ftlum macrumors regular

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    Mine functions fine, but I don't care for the slick feel or noise when the pencil hits glass. I'm going to try a matte protector next time. I hear they feel more like paper, but I'm worried about the fuzziness.
     
  17. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I used the Power Support matte but I still prefer the Crystal clear. But I actually like the feel of the Pencil on the clear PET protector. I couldn't take the clarity being less albeit just a tad less with the anti-glare.
     
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  19. sneak3 macrumors 6502

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    Yes the overall drawing/writing/painting experience will definitely be affected. Depends on how tolerant you are to it. For people using the ipad as a real sketchbook for real delicate drawings or paintings, you will notice a bit wobbly lines. Youtube has videos on that.

    If you are on to general note-taking only than it's not a big deal.
     
  20. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    I've used the Apple Pencil since the day I got my iPad Pro 12.9" and there isn't any marks or traces on the screen.
     
  21. ianfann macrumors 6502

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    I have a glass screen protector on and I have no issues with my iPad. I use procreate a lot and so far so good. No issues at all.
     
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    It works great with a glass screen protector. I have the ZAGG Glass Screen Protector and the Apple Pencil works well perfectly with it. I am very pleased.
     
  23. TekkieWreck macrumors newbie

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    I'm a graphic design student & extremely careful with my devices (the 128 GB Mini 3 I'm selling to help pay for the Pro is pristine) but don't want to compromise the responsiveness of the Apple Pencil. My Pro 9.7" has been kept inside the original plastic envelope until it gets a Zagg Invisible Shield Glass protector. Yes, even set it up through the plastic haha! I'm concerned it won't be as nice an experience with a shield impeding direct screen contact, but it would be even worse if it slipped out of my hand and cracked. Am I making the right call?
     
  24. AndrewSalfinger macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking at getting a screen protector for the iPad Pro 12.9 and will using the Apple Pencil what would you recommend to use with it ?
     
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    Get the Zagg.
     

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