1. cjsmith6592's Avatar
    I have had my phone for a week...and i'm pretty sure I set the record for fastest time to lose the S pen. Over the weekend I was out and showing some friends the pen and realized the next day I misplaced it somehow. I can't find anywhere online that has a replacement. Has anyone had to replace one/found one? If not any ideas on how long it may be until they are available? I don't use the pen a ton but it's one of the main parts of my new phone and it bugs me that it's gone.

    Thanks
    Collin
    09-28-2015 01:52 PM
  2. Glock23-G4's Avatar
    09-28-2015 01:59 PM
  3. 8100User's Avatar
    cj
    Just a suggestion, once you get a replacement Spen, go into settings/S Pen/S Pen Alert, and turn to on.

    Now, your Note 5 will sound an alert and show a pop-up when you walk away with your phone, without attaching the S-Pen!

    Pretty clever feature, and should eliminate or at least reduce the changes of your leaving your S Pen behind, in the future!

    (Feature only works if your screen is off....)
    Mariah Richardson likes this.
    09-29-2015 02:17 AM
  4. Carlo Villa's Avatar


    There you go 😆

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    09-29-2015 07:39 AM
  5. rpwalton's Avatar
    cj
    (Feature only works if your screen is off....)
    I just tried it with the screen on and it worked...
    09-29-2015 08:31 AM
  6. 8100User's Avatar
    I just tried it with the screen on and it worked...
    Alright.... so call me a liar!

    jk....
    09-29-2015 08:47 AM
  7. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Yeah feature works screen on or off. I've used it with all my Notes. It can also just go off if your spen is laying on the table and you move the phone around a bit. That part is fine with me though. It can help you remember to go ahead and put it back in.
    09-29-2015 09:05 AM
  8. Glock23-G4's Avatar
    In the settings it says it only works when the screen is off...

    The only time I've left my pen out was at home... was doing something on the phone in the living room, then a call came in, so I just set the pen down and took the call.

    Walked around a bit during the call, throughout the house, outside, back inside, finishing up in the kitchen. I ended the call and turned off the screen. Took a few steps back toward the living room and got the notification.

    So I assumed it was a combination of:

    1. Screen is off.
    2. Pen is out.
    3. Phone detects a certain number of "steps" and issues an alert.

    So at least in my case, it did not alert until the screen was off (completely off, not just off due to the proximity sensor of the phone to my ear during a call) and I'd taken a few steps.

    ETA: just tested this here at work.

    1. Removed pen and set it on my mousepad.
    2. Leaving the screen on, I left my desk and walked to the men's restroom, which was 125 steps away.
    3. (Details omitted...)
    4. I turned the screen off and began walking back to my desk.
    5. After approximately 10 steps, I got the notification.
    09-29-2015 11:48 AM
  9. Katrina White1's Avatar
    Just tested mine. With the screen on, I walked all through the building. No alert. I turned the screen off and it alerted after a few steps. If I remember correctly, this is how it worked on my 4 as well.

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    09-29-2015 11:57 AM
  10. Glock23-G4's Avatar
    Just tested mine. With the screen on, I walked all through the building. No alert. I turned the screen off and it alerted after a few steps. If I remember correctly, this is how it worked on my 4 as well.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I did the same..edited my previous post.
    09-29-2015 12:01 PM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Well they have changed it then.
    09-29-2015 12:08 PM
  12. ELAkid's Avatar
    My poor coworker, he's an older dude,and he comes up to me on the bus I'm working on and shows me he got the note 5 from Verizon last night,we get to talking I show him my Spen, and he shows me his phone and the Spen is missing, and he didn't even know his phone came with it,now he's all worried if he left it at Verizon or its at home somewhere because he doesn't recall ever pulling it out ,because he didn't even know it existed.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-30-2015 10:46 AM
  13. Katrina White1's Avatar
    Poor thing. It's laughable but not funny...if that makes any sense.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-30-2015 02:12 PM
  14. ELAkid's Avatar
    Makes perfect sense ,when I seen his face after he realized his Spen was missing I felt bad ,but it kinda made me think how some phones are too technologically advanced for some people.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-30-2015 03:05 PM
  15. homestead's Avatar
    Lost mine yesterday at the office. Phone was in my pocket most of the day and never had the pen out. Felt a strong vibration, pulled it out, saw the reminder very prominently on the lock screen and an empty hole where the pen should be. Looked everywhere I'd used the phone, even pulled everything out of a couple of garbage cans. Stuff happens. Glad to see a replacement is readily available.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-01-2015 10:31 AM
  16. 8100User's Avatar
    I just tried it with the screen on and it worked...
    hummm.... must be something wrong with your phone.
    10-03-2015 03:40 PM

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