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    Default S pen detection issues.

    When I first got my note I had the icon show up a in the top left hand corner whenever I pulled out my s pen.
    I also saw the s pen warning ( starting that you are moving to far away from your s pen) only 2 times but both times I was using the pen so how can it be to far away?

    I checked my settings and the pen detection and warning are both on, but now the Icon never shows up and my S pen warning NEVER works. And I NEED. It to work bc I am always losing stuff.


    Any suggestions? Should I ask Att to exchange it for another unit?



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    Default Re: S pen detection issues.

    Are you using a custom launcher like Apex or Nova launcher? That disables it for me. The pen notification is the suggested apps that show in your notification drawer as part of Page Buddy. Using a custom launcher disables Page Buddy.
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    Default Re: S pen detection issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by miss aloha View Post
    When I first got my note I had the icon show up a in the top left hand corner whenever I pulled out my s pen.
    I also saw the s pen warning ( starting that you are moving to far away from your s pen) only 2 times but both times I was using the pen so how can it be to far away?

    I checked my settings and the pen detection and warning are both on, but now the Icon never shows up and my S pen warning NEVER works. And I NEED. It to work bc I am always losing stuff.


    Any suggestions? Should I ask Att to exchange it for another unit?



    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    My s pen works very well,but the only thing is when i walk off with the s pen out my warning doesn't go off most of the time.
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    Default Re: S pen detection issues.

    Must be nova launcher but I had it installed for over a week and only today the notifications stopped?

    And so does that mean I can't get the S pen warnings when I walk away from my pen?

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    Default Re: S pen detection issues.

    Well, first make sure Setting -> S Pen -> S Pen Keeper is checked. Here is the tricky part, the S Pen Keeper really doesn't detect how far away you are from the S Pen. All it does is that if your Note II screen is off, and you don't have the S Pen in the slot, and you have taken enough steps, it will give you the warning.

    If you want to test it, just take out the S Pen, turn off the screen. and start walking in place. For me, it took about 15 steps and warning will show.
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    Default Re: S pen detection issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by lostchild View Post
    Well, first make sure Setting -> S Pen -> S Pen Keeper is checked. Here is the tricky part, the S Pen Keeper really doesn't detect how far away you are from the S Pen. All it does is that if your Note II screen is off, and you don't have the S Pen in the slot, and you have taken enough steps, it will give you the warning.

    If you want to test it, just take out the S Pen, turn off the screen. and start walking in place. For me, it took about 15 steps and warning will show.
    Wow it actually worked at about 15 steps just like you! Thanks a bunch.

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    Default Re: S pen detection issues.

    Settings > Display > Page buddy (tap to enable and then tap again to enter Page buddy settings) > S Pen page = checked. If not then you won't see the Pen notification in the upper left corner of your alert bar and won't see your Page buddy appear when you remove your S Pen.
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    Default Re: S pen detection issues.

    hi
    your phone will detect ur s pen again ,just do the following
    settting.....display........page buddy <press on it not just make it on>........make sure that u mark <s pen page>
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    Default Re: S pen detection issues.

    Thanks for the tip. I was getting very frustrated. Although, I had to walk pretty far for it to alert me
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    Default Re: S pen detection issues.

    The screen HAS TO BE OFF. Mine just will not work when the screen is on. The beep is quite assertive if your volume is set high, but it's an useless feature if you walk away with the screen on.
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    Default Re: S pen detection issues.

    I noticed that if my pen has been removed that my notification takes about 5 minutes to go off. I once forgot i didnt have my pen with the phone. My notification didnt go off until 5 minutes later. Had i not been home i would not have noticed because of the delayed response time.

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    Default Re: S pen detection issues.

    It works by sensing you walking with the phone in your pocket.
    Mine works fine. You can try it by pulling the s pen and then shake the phone once every other second. Don'tshake to hard/fast.

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