Ipad pro + Apple pencil transport

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Jervasio, Aug 10, 2017.

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How do you carry your Apple pencil

  1. Close to your iPad

    7 vote(s)
    77.8%
  2. In a separate case

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  1. Jervasio macrumors member

    Jervasio

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    #1
    Hello everyone,
    I'm thinking about buying something to carry the apple pencil but there's one problem which I am considering: How the apple pencil activates the connection with the ipad.

    Basically I'm thinking if I should buy a case with attachment for Apple pencil/Iman that attaches to a case OR a separate case for Apple pencil so it doesn't drain battery by being so close to the ipad, however if I throw the pencil in my bag even on a separate case it might activate the pencil and it's basically the same thing..

    Can anyone provide me advice about how the apple pencil activates/enters the sleep mode and how do you carry your Apple pencil based on this?

    Much appreciated,
    Neto
     
  2. Jervasio thread starter macrumors member

    Jervasio

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  3. Diving Capers macrumors regular

    Diving Capers

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    #3
    The UAG Metropolis has a pencil holder and a cover for the screen.

    My pen has arrived but my iPP hasn't shipped yet... I will carry my pen "close to my heart" :p
     
  4. Jervasio thread starter macrumors member

    Jervasio

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    Thanks for the reply, but honestly I'm more interested in how does the pen activate/goes to sleep so I can decide how I should carry the pen..
     
  5. zhenya macrumors 603

    zhenya

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    The Pencil activates not through presence of the paired iPad, but through the accelerometer that detects motion. Thus, if you carry it around in a bag or attached to the iPad all day it will drain the battery faster than sitting still regardless of how you carry it. My backpack has a dedicated pencil pocket that I carried my styli in for years. Now that I have the Pro with the Smart Keyboard, I took a pencil clip from a mechanical pencil in my drawer, fitted it to the Apple Pencil and clip it to the keyboard. Works perfectly.
     

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