1. Sooks's Avatar
    My SPen has been off since day one, and yes after a factory wipe. When i hover above the screen the dot is noticeably to the right of the tip of the pen and it seems to translate when touching the screen with the pen as well. Anyone else see this or have a way of solving it?

    Thanks
    10-11-2013 03:54 PM
  2. TheMaskedMamba's Avatar
    Try putting in another tip and see if that helps?

    Sent From "The Beast"
    10-11-2013 04:13 PM
  3. Sooks's Avatar
    The weird thing is my phone picks up the entire end of the pen (whats holding the tip) rather than the tip itself.... not sure what the deal is.
    10-11-2013 04:16 PM
  4. john248's Avatar
    Surprised you didn't figure it out when you got this phone a year before everyone else. I'd check the manual 1st.
    10-11-2013 05:57 PM
  5. J HighNote's Avatar
    My SPen has been off since day one, and yes after a factory wipe. When i hover above the screen the dot is noticeably to the right of the tip of the pen and it seems to translate when touching the screen with the pen as well. Anyone else see this or have a way of solving it?

    Thanks
    I think it sounds like something is wrong with the S-pen. How well does it work with a finger tip?
    10-11-2013 06:03 PM
  6. Sooks's Avatar
    I think it sounds like something is wrong with the S-pen. How well does it work with a finger tip?
    Finger works just fine no issues and my note 2 pin works awesome as well, so it does sound like a problem with the pen. Would hate to replace the phone just for the pen but might have to.
    10-11-2013 06:17 PM
  7. J HighNote's Avatar
    Finger works just fine no issues and my note 2 pin works awesome as well, so it does sound like a problem with the pen. Would hate to replace the phone just for the pen but might have to.
    OH surely they'd just give you a pen for crying out loud. I know, why expect logic. I'd hate to have to start over with a new phone to set up again. I'd be tempted to buy a new S-pen for right now, you should always have a spare anyway. Maybe contacting Samsung's customer service might be worthwhile, maybe they'd authorize an exchange of an S-pen....
    10-11-2013 06:26 PM
  8. J HighNote's Avatar
    My SPen has been off since day one, and yes after a factory wipe. When i hover above the screen the dot is noticeably to the right of the tip of the pen and it seems to translate when touching the screen with the pen as well. Anyone else see this or have a way of solving it?

    Thanks
    I'm assuming you've tried Masked Mamba's idea of changing tips? That would be first choice. But before having to give up a set up phone, I just found this on a search, thought it might be helpful if all else fails. :: Android Fever ::: How to calibrate Galaxy note S Pen I'm not sure if the example used is the original Note or Note 2, but something there might work, there were some comments that looked helpful too.
    10-11-2013 06:32 PM
  9. daveappen's Avatar
    There are ways to both adjust the sensitivity of the spen as well as calibrate it to your screen. I posted the YouTube video to adjust sensitivity in another thread. Regarding calibration, I saw the method somewhere but can't recall where; you'll have to do a search.
    10-11-2013 07:11 PM
  10. mavrrick's Avatar
    On the note 1 the calibration method was essentially to open a note and run the penn off the screen in all directions and through the corners. Not sure if it works on the note 3 but worth a shot.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-11-2013 08:00 PM
  11. Sooks's Avatar
    Tried all the tricks and nothing worked, took it in and asked for a new pen they said they would have to replace the entire phone. So I did that and am having much better results!
    boudicca00 likes this.
    10-14-2013 05:05 PM
  12. thymeless's Avatar
    Yeah, it would have to be in the digitizer that senses the pen location. The feed back from the s pen comes from a wire coil near the tip of the s pen. Not much to go wrong there.
    Sooks likes this.
    10-14-2013 05:16 PM
  13. Emre Cetiner's Avatar
    If you are using your device with a flip cover case, magnets which are in the back side of the case affects the pen with its magnetic field. Try replacing the case or magnets in it.
    Eclipse1217 and Josevs like this.
    02-11-2014 11:57 AM
  14. rom minou's Avatar
    Thank you so much! It's exactly that. The magnetic sensor ofmy case perturbates recognition the exact place of the S pen tip when I'm rightjust above the magnetic sensor of my case. It's not a default of the s-pen. I try to complete tests to be sure.
    02-22-2014 06:14 AM
  15. SebasCvdB's Avatar
    Go to your dialer press *#0*# and do the WACOM test see how much off your pen is there is a SPEN hovering test included too..
    boudicca00 likes this.
    02-22-2014 07:19 AM
  16. dustinmj27's Avatar
    Thank you so much for that trick. By using that calibration tool in there I realized its like putting 2 opposite ends of magnets together. the circle jumps slightly to left when I'm over the spot where the case magnet is.
    YetiMongrel likes this.
    02-22-2014 02:17 PM
  17. Holly Pennington's Avatar
    Emre Cetiner


    If you are using your device with a flip cover case, magnets which are in the back side of the case affects the pen with its magnetic field. Try replacing the case or magnets in it.
    THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!! This totally worked for me, such a simple and easy fix.
    03-22-2014 04:55 PM
  18. Eclipse1217's Avatar
    Thanks for this advice. I wouldn't have thought it was such a simple solution of removing my case. I just thought my s pen started acting up.
    07-26-2014 12:20 AM
  19. Sian Price Creative's Avatar
    THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!! This totally worked for me, such a simple and easy fix.
    thankyou this worked for me too..as an artist i wasnt drawing correctly..this has worked ...x
    09-07-2014 03:34 PM
  20. Silithas's Avatar
    Go to your dialer press *#0*# and do the WACOM test see how much off your pen is there is a SPEN hovering test included too..


    I have the same issue with my s-pen being a half inch out of place, specially in drawing apps. But in the test you've mentioned, then it was all just fine :S
    02-14-2015 09:00 PM
  21. Mike Robey's Avatar
    Had a similar problem with a Bermuda triangle of pen misbehavior on the right central side. I took the case off and it vanished, put the case back on and it returned. Then to make sure I removed the note3 from the flip case and sat it on the flip side and the dead spot returned this time on the left centre. My problem is the magnetic closure on both sides of the case.
    07-07-2015 09:39 PM
  22. note5calibrate's Avatar
    In your retail box if you look there is a clamp and 5 replacement tips for your s pen if you bought it from the store. What you do is take the clamp remove the old dull tip and then take a new one and put it in where your old tip went. &bam you have a new s pen and you have 4 more replacements!!! Do not go buy a whole new phone!!!! The new tip will be calibrated and work right and when that one gets dull then replace it with one of the 5 replacement s pen tips they give you in the retail box!! I've been trying to figure out how to calibrate mine and stumbled upon this info and had to share it bc I saw someone bought a whole new phone!!!! You could've gone on amazon and bought replacement tips or a s pen that goes with your phone!! Hope this helps some people my s pen feels brand new!!
    01-12-2016 04:04 PM
  23. Digital Crax's Avatar
    Years later....lol. I figure you may still have the device or someone else is having it and can use this info... S-Pen Inaccuracy Fix - Calibration Method
    10-05-2016 02:50 PM
  24. ABCDEF 12345's Avatar
    Ok i maybe a little late to this but i think i have found the cause. I use the note 5 and i was having the same issue and after after some researching i found the problem to be the 3rd party case that i had installed. You see there us a electromagnetical coil which lies under the screen and spans the entire screen and is responsible for the working of the sPen and that is what sense the pens activity. But the case being a flip cover had a magnet to hold the front cover onto the phone. This magnet was interfering with the coil and thus the problem was only near the magnets.

    Hope it was helpful😊
    Regards
    02-03-2017 11:33 AM

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