Uneven Pencil Drag?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by iBighouse, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. iBighouse macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2012
    I just bought a Pencil for my iPad Pro. When I drag the pencil across the surface, the resistance I'm feeling isn't consistent. It's almost as if the tip is occasionally hitting something on the surface that feels a bit rough or sticky. It's perfectly smooth for a bit of a stroke, then it gets all sticky/draggy. I'm worried that the Pencil tip might be defective and not uniformly made?

    Is this normal? I don't see any scratching happening on it- and it's a brand new pencil that's never been dirtied or dropped.
  2. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020


    Sep 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    That is weird. The only time I felt a drag is when I experienced a scratch on my screen protector. I must have had something on the tip or the screen. After I cleaned both, all was good. Try the other tip that came with your pencil and see if that is any better.
  3. iBighouse thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2012
    It seems to lessen if I clean the screen, but even if freshly wiped clean I still feel it. Maybe I'm just super sensitive to touch? I'll have to visit the Apple Store and see if I feel the same thing on the display models.
  4. A.R.E.A.M. macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2015
    Los Angeles, California
    You should have a spare tip in your box so try that and test if it's the same.

    If so, and if this "issue" happens in the same areas on your screen, you may have something on the screen and/or protector.

    I've had a pencil since they were launched and since then I have only used it as a fancy mouse pointer. Occasionally I will drag a bit up and down the screen and when I do I don't experience any draggin issues.

    Could also be that your pressure is not uniform and maybe your hand placement as you drag up and down the screen is not consistent, thus making you feel these issues.

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