1. k3m1c6's Avatar
    So I have a question about my s pen.

    Since it appears there is not a battery within the S pen, how does clicking the button on the side cause the lunch of air command?

    Weird question I know but this is just how my mind works (or doesn't work!)

    Posted for my Galaxy Note 5 with a properly inserted S Pen!
    09-26-2015 10:57 AM
  2. beh's Avatar
    It draws power (or at least can activate features on the phone) from the phone via conductance similar to wireless charging.
    09-26-2015 11:48 AM
  3. 8100User's Avatar
    As beh said, the Spen actually draws it's power from the Note 5 ! It's rather ingenious...it draws enough power to operate the pen, so that the pen doesn't need it's own battery, operating on the same inductive charging that is used in Qi chargers!

    The SPen has to be within a certain distance of your Note 5 to receive power. If you slowly lower your Spen down towards the Note 5, you'll notice the small dot appear on the screen once it gets close enough to draw energy...
    09-26-2015 06:57 PM
  4. ccpopham's Avatar
    Same concept as nfc. Nfc chips have no power but when a scanning device is nearby they get power through inductance.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-26-2015 08:31 PM
  5. Mark Valentine's Avatar
    Here you guys go, caught via scroll capture. ^_^

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    09-26-2015 09:40 PM
  6. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    So I have a question about my s pen.

    Since it appears there is not a battery within the S pen, how does clicking the button on the side cause the lunch of air command?

    Weird question I know but this is just how my mind works (or doesn't work!)

    Posted for my Galaxy Note 5 with a properly inserted S Pen!
    How can y do that ? I drag my air command to remove button, then i clicked on my s pen, and nothing happened

    Posted via the Android Central App #Galnote5
    09-27-2015 03:17 AM
  7. Mark Valentine's Avatar
    Be sure that your s pen is within optimal range when you click on the s pens button. You would want to see the cursor on the screen prior to pressing it.

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    09-27-2015 05:33 AM

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