iPad Pro Stylus question/issue

eternlgladiator

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My so has an ipad pro 12.9 and an apple pencil but she's running into an issue. She sometimes forgets her apple pencil at home and the ipad won't seem to recognize a "non smart" stylus she has in her backpack. Has anybody experienced this and know of a solution?
 

sjleworthy

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Shouldn't be any issues. This 'non smart' other stylus she has - does it not do any functions on the Pro at all? Does it instantly operate other phones and tablets but just not her Pro?
 

zhenya

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What app is she using? Some have a 'draw with touch' option that may have to be activated in order to work with a regular stylus. This is to prevent any stray marks or page moves when using the Pencil.
 

eternlgladiator

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Shouldn't be any issues. This 'non smart' other stylus she has - does it not do any functions on the Pro at all? Does it instantly operate other phones and tablets but just not her Pro?
It's just a cheapie pen/stylus with a rubber tip. It seems odd to me and my google fu brings up nothing. The problem only happens in notability on her ipad pro if that's a factor.
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What app is she using? Some have a 'draw with touch' option that may have to be activated in order to work with a regular stylus. This is to prevent any stray marks or page moves when using the Pencil.
She's using notability, do you know if that's a setting in notability?
 

sjleworthy

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It's just a cheapie pen/stylus with a rubber tip. It seems odd to me and my google fu brings up nothing. The problem only happens in notability on her ipad pro if that's a factor.
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She's using notability, do you know if that's a setting in notability?
Ah, you didnt original say it was only a Notability problem ;)

Yes, there is a specific Apple Pencil option there. Turning that on limits other stylus to general finger status. Zhenya already mentions this.