Almost immediately after Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was released, phone owners realized that the stylus that comes along with the device can damage their phones forever. Some people mistakenly inserted the S Pen backwards, which resulted into the stylus getting jammed and disabling a few functions.
You must be thinking: why would anyone insert the S Pen the wrong way? Can’t they read the manual? Samsung felt the same. In reply to the complaints the company received about the stylus, Samsung said, “We highly recommend our Galaxy Note 5 users follow the instructions in the user guide to ensure they do not experience such an unexpected scenario caused by reinserting the S pen in the other way around.” This can be understood, but it always can’t be the owner’s fault. There are kids around who can insert it the wrong way. What then? The only solution is that the problem should not exist at all.
According to The Verge, Samsung has confirmed via email that the design of Galaxy Note 5 has been changed to fix the issue with S Pen. Samsung said they “can confirm that the Note 5 internal S Pen mechanism has been changed to avoid the issue caused by inserting the S Pen incorrectly. As always, we recommend following proper instructions for storing the S Pen.”
Even though Samsung keeps asking Note 5 users to read the instructions properly, the company did feel the need to fix the problem, and it looks like there was a design flaw.
Anyways, all’s well that ends well. Hopefully, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users can now use the S Pen without worrying about the insertion and the stylus damaging their phone forever.