iPad Pro Use Apple Pencil on two iPad Pros?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ZBoater, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    So if you own two iPad Pros, can you use the pencil on both? Or can it only be paired with one at a time?
  2. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    I would assume you just plug it in briefly to whatever iPad Pro you want to use then use it on that iPad Pro.

    It doesn't make sense to use both at the same time anyway - how do you draw on two screens at the same time unless you're some 4th dimensional Time God?
  3. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    The Pencil can only be paired with one iPP at a time and you cannot pair two with the same iPP.

    Bummer... I know ;-)
  4. Ledgem macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hawaii, USA
    Based on my experience in the Apple store, it can only be used with one at a time. Plug it into the Lightning port and it pairs to that iPad automatically. You'd need to plug it in to the other iPad to use it with that iPad next, though.
  5. FairyCatInPink macrumors 6502


    Nov 23, 2015
    San Francisco, CA
    My interesting experience with APPLE pencil was like following story.

    One day I went to Starbucks and was drawing, went home, next day afternoon I found out it seems like I forgot my Apple Pencil at Starbucks(yeah, stupid, I know!)
    I called to the store, they said they had Apple Pencil in their lost and found(!) Well, probably it was lucky that I was there until just 10 min before the store was closing, so no one was really coming after me.
    I went to that Starbucks to pick up Apple Pencil. Funny thing was, I was able to prove it was mine since that Apple Pencil showed up in my widget screen on my iPad lol
  6. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Yikes! Leaving my Pencil behind is the stuff of nightmares!

    Glad you got yours back!
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    As above it needs two seconds in the Lightning port to pair and away you go.
  8. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    I have to plug it into my iPad Pro now to use it sometimes.
    What is the difference plugging it into another device?
    Should work fine.
  9. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    How about the reverse of this question - using 2 Pencils on 1 iPad Pro?
  10. FairyCatInPink macrumors 6502


    Nov 23, 2015
    San Francisco, CA
    My guess is, that probably won't work as well, whichever plugged latest will be show up? its kinda interesting if many people can work on same iPad at same time, but sensor works to catch only one signals(input) at one time, so not much point of use two for one iPad, maybe?
  11. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Simultaneously, no. But if you had a Pencil and a second spare Pencil, no problem, just plug in the one you plan to use for that session and you're off and running.
  12. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    ^Thanks for the replies. I was thinking about the potential for multiple people to work simultaneously on the iPad with the pencil (envisioning when I'm working with kids doing math for example).
  13. mgipe macrumors demi-god


    Oct 6, 2009
    That is an excellent use case that I hadn't thought of before. In fact, I could use my iPP this way with some of my students. Unfortunately, the iPP will only pair with one pencil at a time --I've tried it.
  14. Capt T macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2010
    I have two pencils with one iPP...as people said above, if you switch to the second pencil, just pair it. It is very quick.

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