Here’s how to find your lost Apple Pencil using this iPad Pro app which basically acts as an Find My Apple Pencil app Apple should have made.
Apple has done a wonderful job of progressing the iPad range to the point where it has a clear value to all types of users, including those who just want a tablet for personal use, and those who need the Pro version for use in the workplace or educational establishments.
The range really covers all bases and includes optional accessories like the highly accurate and performant, but also expensive, Apple Pencil for iPad Pro models. Having those accessories is one thing, but how do you keep track of that expensive Pencil and track it if it gets lost? A new Bluetooth LE device tracker app for iPad could help.
The Bluetooth Finder app is essentially an iPad experience which can help to find a multitude of Bluetooth-powered devices, such as an Apple Pencil or an activity tracker wearable. The developer behind the creation had originally only planned on supporting Apple Pencil but was refused permission to make it available on the App Store with that limited scope. The app has now been updated and expanded to support additional devices, but the iTunes information and app icon is still heavily promoting this as an Apple Pencil assistant tool.
When Bluetooth Finder is installed, it uses triangulation methods to hone in on the Apple Pencil and provide an approximate distance on where it could be located. Anyone with an understanding of Bluetooth will instantly appreciate the limitations of the app and will understand that the application is really only useful when trying to find an Apple Pencil – or another device – which has been recently misplaced in the immediate vicinity. There is no GPS tracking magic happening here so it is very limited as to what it can find and the distances involved.
There are also some limitations in place if the iPad paired with the Apple Pencil has been rebooted in the time that’s followed since the Pencil was misplaced.
With that said, given how expensive Apple Pencil is, and how easy it is to put down in the home or misplace, and with no way to find it when lost in official capacity, the $4 price-tag assigned to this easy-to-use Bluetooth Finder app could definitely be worth paying if you are the type who regularly finds themselves looking for their Apple Pencil.
(Download: Bluetooth Finder for iPad on the App Store)
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