While the iPad Pro is a great machine itself, its usability increases multi-fold when you pair an Apple Pencil. You can use it to take handwritten notes, express yourself withdrawing, and use it for PDF highlighting and annotations.
While the iPad Pro lets you magnetically attach the Apple Pencil, the connection is not strong enough. So when you put your iPad Pro in a bag, the Apple Pencil will detach and roll around in your bag.
To stop this from happening, we recommend buying an iPad Pro case with an Apple Pencil holder. Here are the best ones that we tested and recommend.
Top iPad Pro cases with Apple Pencil holder
If you are an Apple Pencil user, we recommend checking out our guide on the best Apple Pencil accessories to get the most out of your Apple Pencil. With that said, let’s get to our list, shall we?
1. Spigen Thin Fit Pro case
The Spigen Thin Fit Pro case is perfect for iPad Pro users looking for a thin and light iPad Pro case with a built-in slot for stashing their Apple Pencil. The outer layer of the case is lined with vegan leather, giving a luxurious in-hand feel.
The case also features a raised lip to protect the camera bump. The side covering the Apple Pencil magnetic charger on the iPad has a raised housing for securely carrying your Apple Pencil. Spigen Thin Fit Pro is also one of the iPad Pro cases compatible with Magic Keyboard.
It means you won’t have to take the case off when attaching your iPad Pro to the Magic Keyboard. Some users have reported durability issues with this case, but we have not encountered any problems. We have used the case for the past six months and it has held up extremely well.
2. ZUGU iPad Pro case
The ZUGU iPad Pro case is not cheap by any means, but it’s worth every penny. It’s a multi-functional case that protects your iPad Pro, securely houses the Apple Pencil, and provides multiple viewing angles for the iPad Pro for an enhanced experience.
The case is made using durable materials and can survive up to 5 feet drop. We love that the case offers two secure holding spaces for the Apple Pencil. In between active use, you can store the Apple Pencil in the groove created around the charging space, so it’s easily accessible and charing.
When you store your iPad Pro in your bag, you can attach the Apple Pencil in the back, where it’s protected and secure. Zugu case also features ladder grooves at the back, giving you multiple magnetically secure angles. The ZUGU iPad Pro case is one of the most highly-rated cases on the market, and for good reason.
3. ESR Hybrid iPad Pro case with Apple Pencil holder
ESR has quickly become one of our favorite case brands, owing to the fact that the company produces affordable yet premium cases. The ESR Hybrid case for iPad Pro is a folio-style case that features a base protective case with a detachable magnetic cover.
We love this dual-layer construction as it lets us easily remove the cover when using the iPad Pro for reading. The magnetic cover not only protects the display but also acts as a makeshift stand for a hands-free experience. If you own an iPad Pro compatible gaming controller, you can also enjoy hands-free gaming.
To secure the Apple Pencil in its place, the cover features a magnetic loop that clasps with ample force. We have used this ESR case for a few months and can recommend it without any qualms.
Buy these iPad Pro cases to securely carry your Apple Pencil
If you use the Apple Pencil for taking notes, check out our guide on the best note-taking apps that will help you take good notes. If you have any suggestions, drop them in the comments, and we will check them out as soon as possible.