ArtRage for iPad 1.6 supports three types of pressure sensitive stylus, check below for information on each.

Which Styluses are Supported:

The following Bluetooth styluses are supported by ArtRage:
  1. Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus
  2. TenOne Pogo Connect Stylus
  3. Adonit Jot Touch - Original model only, see notes below.

Please note that some of these styluses do not work on some models of iPad. If you have problems using a stylus with your device please make sure that you have read the instructions that come with it to check that it supports your model.

Note: If your Stylus does not provide pressure support via Bluetooth (a Sensu brush stylus for example) you do not need to connect it to the device for it to work in ArtRage, just set the Stylus option in Settings to No Stylus.


Setting up ArtRage to detect a Stylus:

You need to tell ArtRage which stylus you want to use so that it can initialize the appropriate system when it starts. To do this:

  1. Go to your iPad home screen and open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down the list on the left until you see 'ArtRage' and tap it in the list.
  3. On the right you should now see product options including a 'Bluetooth Stylus' entry.
  4. Tap the stylus type (the default is No Stylus) and a list of available styluses appears.
  5. Tap the stylus you want to use.
  6. The next time you open ArtRage it will look for the indicated stylus type.


Connecting your Stylus to the iPad:

These styluses connect to your iPad using Bluetooth. In order to use them you must make sure Bluetooth is turned on in the Settings app. Each stylus follows a slightly different approach to connecting. Instructions are provided with the stylus, please refer to those for basic setup information.


Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus:

Troubleshooting Connections:

The normal process for connecting this stylus is to launch ArtRage and press the side switch on the stylus to wake it up. You can see if the connection process is working by looking at the Bluetooth symbol in the status bar of your iPad.

1. If the symbol is dark grey, no stylus has been detected.
2. If the symbol is white, a stylus has been detected and is connected ready to go.
3. If the symbol is flashing the stylus is currently being looked for. The rocker switch on the side of the stylus should also be flashing.

In some situations the stylus may fail to connect to the iPad. This isn't something that happens inside ArtRage, it's happening between the iPad's Bluetooth system and the stylus itself. If the stylus fails to connect (if the bluetooth symbol keeps flashing and never goes solid white) you may need to close parked apps and reboot the iPad to clear out the Bluetooth system. You can find instructions on how to do that in this thread.

If you do this, you should also turn off the stylus while the iPad is off. To do that, unscrew the cap at the top to break the battery connection. You can then screw the cap back in to turn the stylus back on.

Touch Pressure Range:

When ArtRage is set to use a Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus in the Settings app, finger strokes will work at around 20% of full pressure so will be smaller than normal. If you are not using the stylus you can turn off detection by returning to the Settings app.

Touch Rejection:

Clicking the top button on the side of the stylus will turn on Touch Rejection, which prevents any painting in the canvas without the stylus. Normal controls can still be tapped with a finger. A note will pop up letting you know that you have turned Touch Rejection on.

If you find you cannot paint with your finger, just click the top button on the side of the stylus again to turn Touch Rejection off.


TenOne Pogo Connect:

Troubleshooting Connections:

The normal process for connecting this stylus is to launch ArtRage and press the side switch on the stylus to wake it up. If the connection process works, the Bluetooth symbol on the iPad's status bar should be lit up white.

In some situations the stylus may fail to connect to the iPad. This isn't something that happens inside ArtRage, it's happening between the iPad's Bluetooth system and the stylus itself. If the stylus fails to connect (if the bluetooth symbol keeps flashing and never goes solid white) you may need to close parked apps and reboot the iPad to clear out the Bluetooth system. You can find instructions on how to do that in this thread.


Adonit Jot Touch - Original Model:

ArtRage currently supports the original model of the Adonit Jot Touch only. Support for the newer model is being looked at for a future revision.