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Nebo-compatible iOS devices

Nebo is only compatible with operating systems (OS) and devices that can handle MyScript's technology. While it is possible to write in Nebo using either a passive pen or an active pen, active pens are recommended for the best note-taking experience.

Supported operating systems

  • macOS (Mac): not supported
  • iOS (iPhone): not supported
  • iPadOS (iPad): version 13.0 or superior (non beta versions)

Supported devices and active pens

With iOS 13.0 or superior (non-beta versions)

While it is possible to use a passive pen to create your Nebo notes on the devices listed below, we recommend that you use an active pen for the best note-taking experience.


iPad Name
Model Number (on the back cover)Active Pen
iPad Pro 12.9" (4th Generation)
Year 2020

A2229 on the iPad Pro

A2069, A2232 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular

A2233 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (China mainland only)

Apple Pencil (2nd generation) /Adonit Note+
iPad Pro 12.9" (3th Generation)
Year 2018

A1876 on the iPad Pro

A2014, A1895 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular

A1983 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (China mainland only)

Apple Pencil (2nd generation) /Adonit Note+
iPad Pro 12.9" (2nd Generation)
Year 2017

A1670 on the iPad Pro

A1671 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular

A1821 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (China mainland only)

Apple Pencil (1st generation)
iPad Pro 12.9" (1st Generation)
Year 2015

A1584 on the iPad Pro

A1652 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular


Apple Pencil (1st generation)
iPad Pro 11" (2nd Generation)
Year 2020

A2228 on the iPad Pro

A2068, A2230 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular

A2231 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (China mainland only)

Apple Pencil (2nd generation) /Adonit Note+
iPad Pro 11" (1st Generation)
Year 2018

A1980 on the iPad Pro

A2013, A1934 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular

A1979 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (China mainland only)

Apple Pencil (2nd generation) /Adonit Note+
iPad Pro 10.5"
Year 2017

A1701 on the iPad Pro

A1709 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular

A1852 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (China mainland only)


Apple Pencil (1st Generation)
iPad Pro 9.7"
Year 2016

A1673 on the iPad Pro

A1674 or A1675 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular


Apple Pencil (1st Generation)
iPad Air 10.9" (4th Generation)
Year 2020

Apple Pencil (2nd generation) /Adonit Note+
iPad Air 10.5" (3rd Generation)
Year 2019

A2152 on iPad Air (3rd generation)

A2123, A2153 on iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular

A2154 on iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular (China mainland only)

Apple Pencil / Logitech Crayon / Adonit Note / Adonit Note+/*other compatible pens
iPad mini (5th Generation)
Year 2019

A2133 on iPad mini (5th generation)

A2124, A2126 on iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular

A2125 on iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular (China mainland only)

Apple Pencil / Logitech Crayon / Adonit Note / Adonit Note+/*other compatible pens
iPad (8th Generation)
Year 2020

A2270 on iPad (8th generation)

A2428, A2429, A2430 on iPad (8th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular


Apple Pencil / Logitech Crayon / Adonit Note / Adonit Note+/*other compatible pens
iPad (7th Generation)
Year 2019

A2197 on the iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi

A2200, A2198 on the iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular

Apple Pencil / Logitech Crayon / Adonit Note / Adonit Note+/*other compatible pens
iPad (6th Generation)
Year 2018

A1893 on the iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi

A1954 on the iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular


Apple Pencil / Logitech Crayon / Adonit Note / Adonit Note+/*other compatible pens

*Other compatible active pens: Pen manufacturers are releasing active pens compatible with the Apple Pencil protocol (these could be a good alternative): Fojojo, Homder, Bubm, Fansrocck, Beliio, AtomBud, Xiron, Quifive, Meko, Mixxo, Penoval.


Supported devices and passive pens

With iOS 13.0 or superior (non-beta versions), 

iPad NameModel Number (on the back cover)Passive Pen
iPad Air 2
Year 2014

A1566 on the iPad Air 2

A1567 on the iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular


**Passive pens
iPad Mini 4
Year 2015

A1538 on the iPad mini 4

A1550 on the iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular


**Passive pens

**Passive pens: Any device with a touch screen is compatible with passive pens (capacitive pens). Nebo supports passive pens for handwriting. 


How to identify your iPad model and see if it supports an active pen (Apple Article): https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201471

Note: Since the release of Nebo 2.3 a keyboard feature is available which enables typing on all iPad models using a virtual or physical keyboard (like the Smart Keyboard Folio or Bluetooth keyboards). The keyboard remains available on all subsequent updates. On iPad models without Apple Pencil like pens, previous versions of Nebo offer a Read-only experience.

Nebo is an application powered by Interactive Ink, MyScript’s handwriting recognition technology. Interactive ink lets you handwrite and edit text, diagrams, and equations on a touchscreen and converts them into digital content.

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