My question to the community is this. Is palm rejection a function of the device or the application

I am curious about palm rejection on any ipad including the ipad Pro. I know you can get different stylus and they perhaps all perform different. Thus the topic is not about stylus. Also I know we can have our thoughts about this but I would like to separate the thoughts or opinions to actual facts especially if your specifically talking about the hardware. Please if possible don't reiterate an ad.

1 Answer from the Community

  • Palm rejection is a feature of both the device and the software. First, there are two types of stylus, active, and your general rubber-tipped one. The rubber tipped one(which has no electronics inside) will not work with palm rejection(even if the app supports palm rejection) because it is simulating the electrons in your finger to make the device think you are tapping it. An active stylus(which has electronics inside and can also be rubber-tipped) can have palm rejection since it uses bluetooth to tell the device where it is touching and doesn't simply simulate the electrons in your finger. Even though it has this, though, the app needs to support the stylus and have a palm rejection feature. If the app and stylus aren't compatible, or the app doesn't have palm rejection, or the app has palm rejection and doesn't support that feature with your specific stylus, then the palm rejection won't work. If none of these are the case and palm rejection on the app is fully supported with your stylus and iPad model, then it will work.

    • Answered by Thomas J from San Mateo
    • 05 9, 17