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    Default SPen funtions different on Verizon and Sprint but are interchangeable

    Hello. I bought both a Sprint and Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Amoung the many differences is the S PEN. The Sprint one does not have tne non-touch of the stylus to perform funtions on the phone.For example, I can swipe pages or select a function without ever touching the screen with Verizon' stylus. And both sylus' are compatible with ea h phone. Tne manuals are correct for version.My question: Has any body else experieced this. Is there a way to tell which stylus model you have? Would buying one off from Samsung products page help? Thanks!
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    Default Re: SPen funtions different on Verizon and Sprint but are interchangeable

    that sounds like this issue, not a feature. I can't see Samsung developing 2 different Stylus's for the same device.

    androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-note-2/639085-s-pen-not-working-after-2-days.html
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    Default Re: SPen funtions different on Verizon and Sprint but are interchangeable

    I guess I am going to have to actually go into the Verizon and Sprint stores to look at their models as even after "calibrating" both, they still function the same. Like I said before, the Verizon S Pen not actually having to touch the screen is totally cool. If you want to swipe to a different page it does it in the air. If you want to select a function or App, you just "tap" it without touching the screen. It has no round circle indicator that shows up like the Sprint model. I can't believe that I am the only one to have this working like this.

    I tried the hard tap calibrating and also where you take the actual button cover off and calibrate to try to make them the same but they both still do their thing. And both S Pens function the same way if I use them on either phone. Trust me, if you could get this to work you would love it. I just wish I could figure out how to get the Sprint S Pen to do the same as it seems like it is missing something after using the one from Verizon.
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    Default Re: SPen funtions different on Verizon and Sprint but are interchangeable

    Solved thanks to XDA Member:
    Originally Posted by Its TwiX
    All it is is that your Verizon s-pen has the pen nib jammed in so it always thinks it is touching the screen. When you get close to the screen, the Wacom technology kicks in. You can test this pretty easily. On your Sprint s-pen hold it against your pinky and do the same thing as you do with your Verizon one. It will move around without touching the screen. That's also the reason why you don't get the air view functionality on the Verizon because it always thinks it is touching the screen. Hope this helps.

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    Yea! You are totally right. I wasn't sure at first what you meant by the pinky thing, but once I put my pinky on the tip of the S Pen and tried to swipe or whatever, it works. I guess now I just need to "jam" the rib in on the Sprint one and I will be good to go! HA! Thanks so much. You made my night.
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    Default Re: SPen funtions different on Verizon and Sprint but are interchangeable

    interesting find. I tested the pinky thing too and sure enough same results. question I have though is why would Verizon do that? not having airview kinda stinks
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    Default Re: SPen funtions different on Verizon and Sprint but are interchangeable

    I don't find any differences between the actual air view functions between the phones other than the fact that my Verizon S Pen works by not touching the screen. But, there is nothing on my Sprint S Pen that the Verizon S Pen can't do. I can still actually touch the screen if I want for writing notes or drawing and it isn't too sensitive. So, I guess for me, I have the best of both worlds. And since the S Pens are interchangeable, if I get tired of the pinky touch, I can use the Verizon S Pen on my Sprint phone also.
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