How to replace the S-Pen tip of a Samsung Galaxy Note handset


The Samsung Galaxy Note line of devices bears a pretty unique feature, which has yet to be contended by any of its rivals – we are talking about the S Pen and its advanced functionality, of course. The Samsung-made stylus is a well thought-out gadget – with a software, which supports various gestures beyond sketching and scribbling; physical hardware, which allows it to detect 4048 pressure levels; a shape, big enough to feel right in the hand, but compact enough to fit in its slot, conveniently dug out in the phone it belongs to; and last but not least – a tip, which wobbles much like a real pen's would, providing a familiar feedback of how much we are pressing against the screen.

So, since we are on the topic of the tip – it's actually removable, and Samsung provides 5 spare ones with each Galaxy Note. Now, don't worry, it's not something that easily wears off. However, if we imagine that you are a hardcore S-Pen addict that happens to use and abuse the device extensively on a daily basis, it may just so happen that your stylus' tip winds up being bent towards the side, or its surface slightly worn, which would result in a less slick feel when jotting. Now, this will only occur once in a while, and we are pretty positive that the 5 spare tips are more than enough to last you for the phone's normal 2-year life cycle and beyond, so don't fear.

As far as how the actual switcheroo is done – it's not all that hard. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to replace the S-Pen's tip.

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11 Comments

1. yourmom

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

Which S-PEN tip do you guys prefer the plastic one or the rubber one ?

9. tuminatr

Posts: 1118; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I did not know you could switch them

2. Nikkek

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 23, 2015

That moment when you realize you didn't get the spare s pen tips..

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They are usually in the bottom of the box underneath everything else.

6. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I'm pretty much sure note 2 didn't have them. They started giving them from note 3. Also note 10.1 2012 had them.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Good old Wacom quality and standard. I used to buy Wacom digitalize for my PC and Mac.

5. soph8

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Didn't get extra tips either....

7. Donbenie

Posts: 258; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Certainly not for my Note 2..

8. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Just the tip?

10. ShawMcD0628

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Does anyone know where we can get the tips if your phone didn't come with them?

11. kfrenchsr

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

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