Apple recently updated its Apple Pencil supporting document to identify a unique issue experienced by some users. According to an updated document, if you charge your second generation Apple Pencil on your iPad Pro, you may experience problems with unlocking your car with a key fob.
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This is a strange case of interference to say the least. Apple explains that signal interruption between your Apple Pencil + iPad Pro and your vehicle's keyless entry device may prevent you from unlocking your vehicle using fob (via iGeneration).
The most likely scenario where this is an issue is whether you are bringing your Apple Pencil and iPad Pro to you while on your car, or if you have Apple Pencil and iPad Pro on a backpack while trying to double- unlock your car. Apple notes are just an issue when Apple Pencil is active. If the Apple Pencil is magnetically attached but fully charged, interference should not be a problem.
Apple's solution to the problem is to simply remove the Apple Pencil from your iPad, or to move your iPad Pro away from the key fob. Here's how Apple explains the issue on its support page:
If you charge your Apple Pencil (2nd generation) with your iPad Pro and your car's keyless entry device (key fob) is Nearly, the signal interference can prevent you from unlocking your car in your key fob. If this happens, you can simply move your iPad Pro away from the key fob or remove your Apple Pencil from your iPad Pro and store it separately. When Apple Pencil is completed charging, any resulting signal interference will end.
This is definitely a strange (and somewhat humorous) issue, and one that probably does not affect many people. Have you ever experienced an interruption between your Apple Pencil and key fob? Let us know in comments.
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