Samsung Galaxy Note 5 now ships with warning label regarding the use of S Pen

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 now ships with warning label regarding the use of S Pen
Earlier this year, not long after Samsung released the Galaxy Note 5, it's been discovered that the handset's new S Pen stylus had an unusual flaw: inserting it the wrong way can damage both the pen, and the smartphone.

While Samsung did include a warning about this in the Galaxy Note 5's User Manual, we all know that reading user manuals in their entirety is not something that too many people do. With that in mind, Samsung is now shipping Galaxy Note 5 units with warning labels that read: "Be sure to insert your S Pen with the nib pointed inward. Inserting the S Pen the wrong way can cause it to become stuck and can damage the pen and your phone."

The warning labels should be visible when you get a Galaxy Note 5 out of its retail box for the first time - as we can see in the video embedded below. It's pretty clear that Samsung acknowledges that inserting the S Pen the wrong way is something users should really avoid. Hopefully, now that there's a visible warning label on the device, everyone will avoid doing it.

source: YouTube via SamMobile

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Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



107. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Nope, the warning label is solely to avoid being sued... they couldn't care less if your phone gets damaged or not...

94. aho13

Posts: 97; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

I have been using S-pen since a long time on different generations of notes . it is impossible to put it back the wrong way, I 've never accidentally or carelessly done it once ,not because it can or not ,but because you are a human and have orientation in your mind , you know after pulling it with your hand even with closed eyes how you are holding it and you will still be able to put it in in the right direction . the only way to do this trying to do it on purpose as a trial and even if you give it to a 8 years old kid you will have to show him in first place how to take it out . so as a point of view it is not a matter of accidental occurrence , but intended one . and if a miracle happens , and you tried to put it wrong , you wont be able to put it fully, you must at some point press it from the top to get it in, and then you will feel the tip of the pen . it is in every possible way not possible to do it , unless you know you are doing it. even a 3 years old kid if you handed him the phone with the pen out, he wont be able to put the pen back in in the first place . It makes no sense , samsung made this warning only to warn you not to do it on purpose . the only purpose from such an artikel is to promote not to buy a note 5 .

89. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung seems to have felt, its users were smart enough to not put the stylus in the wrong way. Then they dknt, we'll those stupid iPhone users may decide to use our phone and since they aren't use to using a stylus; their stupid butts need a symbol or label. You can stick a pencil in a sharpener the wrong way too. Must be flawed. Remotes are flawed, because nothing prevents you from pressing a wrong button. Video games are flawed because nothing prevents you from death. Fire is flawed, because there is nothing to prevent you from burning yourself with it. Airplanes that have engines are flawed, because when they stop working, there in nothing to prevent the plane from crashing. Making decision freely is flawed, bec as use there is nothing to prevent you from making a bad decision.

85. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes, we need this because humans do stuff the wrong way. Let me try it this way. I could drive through wrong way down a street or highway, but I'm smart enough not too. The ones who have done so, mostly were drunk. I could put batteries into a flashlight the wrong way, but it won't work if I did so. Accidents do happen. But signs, labels and stupidity can't stop an accident from happening. Most people don't read books, label or warnings on packages. They don't even read fine print on contracts. Only smart people do the above. So smart people won't make this mistake normally. Pull out the pen, make sure you put it back the same. Seems simple. Not saying accidents don't happen. Just saying this doesn't happen to a person paying attention. It's not like driving a car where you can be driving perfext, but that can't prevent someone from hitting you. You control the pen. If you put it in backwards, you're a dummie. But to hit in Samsung. The previous pens couldn't be inserted the wrong way. They should have just did the same here.

76. material

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

That is No problem until someone else who is uninformed might put in reverse. But, who in the right mind put pens with tip pointing outward.

74. Rocket

Posts: 749; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

yes u can if u really try to do it ;)

72. Rocket

Posts: 749; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

from now on all phone/electronics manufacturers that use micro usb will need to put a warning on their devices too (dont insert the cable the wrong way) bcuz of the design flaw of the microusb lol

73. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Well, you can't put in a micro-usb backwards, but in this case you "can" put the stylus in backwards.

90. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

U can. You know how many phones are replaced because someone tried to but the Micro USB cable in the wrong way?

97. surfboarder

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 17, 2015

Techie I'm a rep at t mobile while finishing school, but I see that all the time people put plugs in phones the wrong way all the time!!! So true or they jam the sim card with out the sim tray or something stupid I laugh at some stupid things lol

106. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

One side of the port is rounded and the other is flat. Unless you REALLY tried to get it in, you wouldn't. This stylus goes in pretty easily until it gets stuck and damaged.

91. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

According to out phone repair list, these are the top 5 Cracked Glass Replacement Repair Home Button Replacement Repair Power Button Replacement Repair Water Damaged Phone Repair USB Port Replacement & Repair Those are the most common things phones get repaired for. I wonder what ways you can damage the USB port? How about plugging it the wrong way?

98. surfboarder

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 17, 2015


71. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The best part is that this is why the note 5 did not come to the eu, if it does this will be 100% redesigned

68. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I hope it's not a design flaw of God having a man penis penetrating into another man's hole. Lol

78. surfboarder

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 17, 2015

That's a good one there keithtae lol I hope your right!! Grosssssss

65. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Just bad design. They should designed the pen sensor to look like a D instead of it looking like a V. A 5 second, no cost change and they could have avoided all this.

63. Rocket

Posts: 749; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

to make it clear im not a samsung user (happy owner of opo) im just saying my opinion, lol

62. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This dude sounds exactly like Michael Strahan.

61. Rocket

Posts: 749; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

only a s***** or blind person would insert the stylus the wrong way, lol

66. surfboarder

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 17, 2015

My grandpa is blind even he can figure that out and he's 95 lol old n grouchy but wise!!

49. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

tl;dr RTFM

40. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

That's a clear cut def of a DESIGN FLAW

32. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

Why don't they make the stylus like the one on the 3DS, with the little tip over the edge to stop it from going in backwards

35. techandbeers

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

Because they would rather have a design flaw.

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I thought it would be like the reseal the charging ports notification that came up on screen on the S5

18. iushnt

Posts: 3191; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That would have been better

10. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Its a design flaw IMO. The pen shouldnt be able to go in backwards in the first place. It's a simple thing to change. And if it did go in backwards, then it shouldnt get stuck. This should have been something they would have anticipated. It's a dumb simple mistake, but too easy to overlook if you're in a hurry and not paying attention.

15. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

Actually, it's not too easy to overlook. You really have to be completely, utterly oblivious to put it in wrong... or just really stupid. It's bad design, but it's in no way a design flaw.

22. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Most people have never used a Note 5. If I handed my mom a Note 5 with the stylus out. She would probably try to put it back in when she was done. The back end is the same shape as the hole. So naturally one would think the same shape goes in first. Like babies toys.

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