How to fix Galaxy Note 10 S-Pen issues

If you own a Galaxy Note 10 and having an issue with the functioning of the S- pen or related issues with S-pen then you are in the right place. In this article, we are going to tell you how to fix Galaxy Note 10 S-Pen issues. There are various ways by which your S-pen gets affected and thus result in malfunctioning. Some of the major reasons are – using screen protectors and cases of unauthorized parties, system bugs, wear and tear of S-pen tip, system updates, etc.

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Solution1: Remove your Phone case

If you are using a phone protective case from an unauthorized third party then you should remove it. Most of the local protective cases have traces of magnets and metal that can disrupt the connection of your Galaxy Note 10 with the S-pen. This is the most common way to fix your S-pen by just removing the protective case and this method works on most of the devices.

Solution 2: Remove your Phone screen protectors

You should remove the screen protectors if you are using a third-party screen guard. The major reason for removing is the thickness of the protectors. Most of the unauthorized screen protectors are relatively thicker than the genuine one. The thickness of these protectors may affect the sensitivity of the screen. Thus the device is unable to recognize the tip of the S-pen. Other reasons that can cause the issue is the roughness of the screen protectors. This may cause the wear and tear of the tip of the S-pen. So, it is advised to remove such a screen guard and use genuine and authorized screen protectors.

Solution 3: Soft reboot your device

After removing screen protectors, you can soft reboot your device. You can press and hold the power button and then press on the restart button. Your phone will reboot within a short period of time.

Solution 4: Update Note 10 system

In some cases, certain bugs cause the malfunctioning of the S-pen so the developer of the OS rolls out regular updates on your devices to fix bugs and improve system security. You can follow the steps below to update your system software:

  1. Open Settings of your device
  2. Click on Software Update
  3. Select Download update manually

If there are any updates then your device will download it and install it. Your phone will restart and then you can use your S-pen. If your S-pen doesn’t work after updating the software then you must perform data reset.

Solution 5: Perform factory data reset

The factory data reset will make your phone run smoothly as on the first-time boot. You must backup your data before doing a reset because a factory data reset gives your phone a fresh start by deleting your files and restoring the settings to factory defaults. To perform factory data reset follow the steps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click on General management
  3. Now tap on Reset
  4. Scroll down and tap on Factory data reset option
  5. Tap on Reset
  6. Tap on Delete All.

Solution 6: Check your S-pen nib

If any of the above methods don’t work on your device then check if the S-pen nip is in the proper condition or not. If your nib is worn out then you must replace it with a new one. Follow the steps to replace your S-pen nip:

  1. With the help of tweezers hold the S-pen nib firmly and then remove it.
  2. Take the new nib and insert it to the S-pen using your fingertips.