When consumers started reporting a design flaw with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5‘s S Pen, Samsung simply instructed users to read the manual. Now, it seems like the Korean company has made a slight change to the Note 5’s circuit board, which eliminates the issue for good.
In the past, the Galaxy Note 5’s S Pen can be inserted back into its storage slot the wrong way around. Once this happened, the S Pen will be stuck in the slot, although many reported that it can be removed with some effort. However, even after the S Pen has been removed, its detection features may no longer work, which pretty much renders the S Pen useless.
Even though Samsung advised its users to read the manual and not insert the S Pen back to the storage slot the wrong way around, it has nevertheless made some changes to the Note 5’s circuit board to circumvent this issue. Thanks to the new revision, the S Pen can now be safely removed even if it was inserted into the storage slot backwards. Of course, the S Pen detection features should still work as well.
That being said, it’s not clear which batch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has the new circuit board revision. In any case, it’s best to always insert the S Pen back to its storage slot the right way around to avoid any heartache.