5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2013 3:29 AM by Markherb
Haven626 Level 1 Level 1

I've just recently received my iPad mini,

everything works fine,

the touch screen responds to my fingers "okay",

but the screen doesn't sense my stylus very well.

I've tried a variety of styluses on all my idevices,

and they just don't perform as well on my ipad mini as on my other devices like my old ipad 2, iphone 4s or ipod touch.

Is the screen/touch sensor different than the older generation of idevices?


iPad mini Wi-Fi, iOS 6.0.1
  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6

    The screen is "capacitive", not "resistive", and most styluses are incapable of changing the capacitive field.  Too, it's easy to damage a screen with a stylus.

  • jamesfrompalos heights Level 1 Level 1

    Hello, I found that the stylus is working great only in UPAD lite?

    I'm not sure why.

    So far, I haven't found a better hand writing app for the ipad mini.

    I'm wondering if the apps need to be updated somehow.

    I read on another post that the sensor is thinner, and or embedded differently into the glass.

  • Haven626 Level 1 Level 1

    I'm thinking if Apple added some new programming to ignore unwanted touches. I've been using some sketching apps and found that if I hold down my stylus for a few secs, it registers the touch, but just not tapping.

  • John Irvine1 Level 1 Level 1

    I'm having the identical issue. I have three different capacitive stylii, and all three are very slow to respond on the iPad Mini. They require a harder "press" for tapping, by far, than they did with my iPad 2.  The capacitive point on my Sensu Brush stylus works the best of the three, and I noticed that it has a firmer rubber tip than the other two stylii do.  Interestingly, the brush part of the stylus seems to work fine—no differently than when used on the larger iPad.  It's actually a more annoying problem than one would think, as I prefer to use a stylus to keep the screen cleaner.

  • Markherb Level 1 Level 1

    Most annoying is the act that none of my different stylus works comparable to the iPad 2 on my mini even on the iOS. Just scrolling from screen to screen needs some pressure; just a gentle wipe doesn't Orkney anymore.