Pencil on the iPad Pro has some 'drag'

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  1. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

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    Hello -

    I recently purchased a new 12.9 second gen model and opted not to put on a screen protector.

    After using it for a short time with my finger and pencil I noticed some drag (using the pencil). Once I cleaned my screen it was good. I replaced my pencil tip since its the original one from the initial launch but it still happens.

    clearly a screen protector IS the solution...but anyone else doing it without?
     
  2. DoubleFlyaway macrumors 6502a

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    I don’t use one. I think usually people have the opposite complaint— that there isn’t enough drag, and some people get a screen protector with more drag, to simulate the feel of paper.

    I write/draw on a whiteboard for online teaching, and the feel doesn’t bother me. Maybe it would be different if I were an artist, instead of diagramming logic problems.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Your iPad screen was dirty thus causing drag with the pencil. You cleaned the screen and the drag was gone. Why then do you feel that a screen protector is the answer? A dirty screen protector is going to produce drag just like a dirty screen.

    Save your money and keep your iPad screen clean.
     
  5. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a

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    I actually prefer how a screen protector feels against the Pencil. If the naked glass continues to bother you than give a screen protector a try!
     
  6. subjonas macrumors 68000

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    I can’t get enough drag for the pencil! Feels like drawing on ice. I find it more slippery as grease accumulates on the screen—opposite of you for some reason. I’d love to get a closer to paper feel, like a Cintiq (etched glass with hard felt pen tip). Matte screen protector on the iPP helps but not enough. Also a bummer it trades off some screen clarity.
     

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