Say what you want to about the Galaxy Note 7, its features (especially the well-improved S Pen) were second to none. Even with the heavy loss, Samsung has suffered to its Note series, the S Pen itself is a feature that makes its phablets undoubtedly a popular choice among interested users.
If your S Pen is acting up or you’re starting to see some heavy marks on the screen after using your S Pen, it might time to replace the tip. When unboxing your Galaxy Note 5 device, you’ve probably noticed the extra tips and a remover claw included with the device. These tools are exactly what you need for this quick guide that helps you make your S Pen as good as new.
Step 1: Gather the parts and select the right tip
Depending on the color of your Galaxy Note 5 device, you will find the S Pen tips in two colors. While the light colored tips are the hardened ones (ideal for use over a plastic screen protector), the darker ones work ideally on the glass surface without damaging it.
Since the darker S Pen tips are made from a softer material, it is ideal for your Galaxy Note 5 if you don’t use a screen protector, or have a tempered glass protector installed. With the right S Pen tip sorted out, get the metal clasp given with the device out of its packaging and prepare for replacement.
Step 2: Remove the old tip and replace it with a new one
With the right parts in front of you, get a hold of the S Pen and the metal clasp and use it to grab the front tip of the S Pen. Simply grab, press, and pull it out without exerting too much pressure on the metal clasp.
The old tip should pull out fairly easily, at which point you can simply select your new tip and insert into the slot of the S Pen. Make sure that you insert the long, cylindrical part of the new S Pen tip into the slot, and not the other way around.
That’s it! You have successfully replaced the tip of your S Pen and saved your Galaxy Note device from being scribbled up by an inferior tip.