iPad Pro Stylus question/issue

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  1. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

    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?
     
  2. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  3. zhenya macrumors 603

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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.
     
  4. eternlgladiator thread starter macrumors 68000

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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?
     
  5. zhenya macrumors 603

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    In Notability you long press on the pencil or highlighter icon at the top of the page and choose 'Stop Using Apple Pencil'.
     
  6. eternlgladiator thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just sent her this, thank you!
     
  7. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    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.
     

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