The Scribble feature, introduced in iPadOS 14, lets you use your Apple Pencil to type in text boxes. Instead of typing, you can scribble a message and let your iPad automatically convert your handwriting to text. If you do not use or like Scribble, you can disable the feature.
Open the “Settings” app with your Apple Pencil paired with your iPad. If you are not sure if your Apple pen is connected, either attach it magnetically to the side of your iPad (second generation pen) or connect it to the flash port (first generation pen).
Then scroll down and select the “Apple Pencil” option in the left pane.
Finally, tap “Scribble” to turn off the feature. You will find the option at the bottom of the “Apple Pencil” submenu.
With Scribble disabled, your Apple Pencil can only type in apps designed to support handwriting. In all other cases – including when interacting with text boxes – the pen accessory now acts as a pointing tool.
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