Wake up pencil?

qtrim

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I take my iPad Pro 9.7 to work, but leave my pencil at home. When I get home and want tot use the pencil, it doesnt work, almost like its asleep. If I briefly plug it in to the iPad, then it starts working. Am I missing something? BT on my iPad is always on.
 

Hal~9000

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If I pair my bluetooth headset with my iPad and then take my iPad with me elsewhere, I'll have to re-pair the wireless bluetooth connection between the two again when I get back home.

I'd assume this is no different than what you're doing with the pencil.

Simply plug it back in for a quick moment and you're good to go.
 

mixel

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I take my iPad Pro 9.7 to work, but leave my pencil at home. When I get home and want tot use the pencil, it doesnt work, almost like its asleep. If I briefly plug it in to the iPad, then it starts working. Am I missing something? BT on my iPad is always on.
Do you turn your iPad off at all in the day? I've read people saying it needs pairing after every boot?
 

Roy Hobbs

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If I pair my bluetooth headset with my iPad and then take my iPad with me elsewhere, I'll have to re-pair the wireless bluetooth connection between the two again when I get back home.

I'd assume this is no different than what you're doing with the pencil.

Simply plug it back in for a quick moment and you're good to go.
I have never had to do this with any headphones or headsets ever. Once they are paired they are paired.
 
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Hal~9000

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I have never had to do this with any headphones or headsets ever. Once they are paired they are paired.
I sure have.

Your headphones won't stay paired to your iPad when your miles away from it. Perhaps you're simply taking the term paired (how about "connected" then?) too literally.

When they lose connection due to distance they don't just magically re-pair without me pressing a physical button on my bluetooth headset or software button on the iPad.
 

TrueBlou

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So far I've only had it when I've turned Bluetooth off, but going out of range may be the same situation. But yeah, my Pencil has always needed plugged back in to reconnect after Bluetooth has been off.