Last Updated on June 7, 2022 by Ernest
A decade ago, using a tablet for drawing or writing and not damaging the surface seemed almost impossible. Today, things are very different, thanks to the Apple Pencil and various screen protectors. The former has become a must-have for illustrators and digital notetakers. So let’s discover the technology behind Apple Pencil and how it prevents scratches on the iPad screen!
Apple Pencil and iPad: The perfect match
Apple released the first iPad in the Spring of 2010, and it took them a little bit over five years to introduce the Apple Pencil to their loyal audience. The availability of a stylus that can work with an iPad opened the world of possibilities to the users.
The tip of the Apple Pencil is made out of plastic. It glides effortlessly over the screen of any iPad model thus it won’t leave any scratches on the screen. But it is okay to think about the possible damage Apple Pencil might create on the tablet’s surface. Rest assured that you won’t make any scratches if you follow a couple of easy steps.
How to protect the iPad screen
The Apple Pencil itself can’t scratch the screen. But other things can! Here are a couple of things you should do to prevent possible damage:
Check the tip
If you happen to carry your iPad and Apple Pencil with you all the time, chances are you might drop the Apple Pencil on the floor. Unfortunately, you might pick up other particles from the ground, and they could end up on the tip of the Apple Pencil. While users can feel these specks when using their fingers on the screen, the Apple Pencil is different.
These might not create deep crevices on the screen. Instead, you will end up with tiny scratches. These are almost invisible unless you view your iPad in the sunlight. So, always check the tip and wipe it regularly. You don’t need to use any particular product – a simple piece of cloth will do the work.
Don’t apply too much pressure
You probably already know that Apple Pencil is sensitive to pressure. But you have to learn when to stop pressing the Apple Pencil against the screen. While you won’t create scratches this way, you might damage the screen itself.
You likely know all of this, but perhaps your young ones don’t. Remember to keep your iPad and Apple Pencil out of their reach. Kids could confuse your iPad for a drawing board and go extreme with the Apple Pencil.
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