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Old November 27th, 2012, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problem with Air View - S-Pen out of control

Does anyone else have this problem? When I try to use the S-pen, the Air View makes it out of control. It's driving me nuts and I can't disable it.

For example, trying to work in S-Note:
1. If I click on a button, the pen often repeatedly and rapidly clicks it on and off until I move it away and then, as it flies over the next-door button, it clicks that too. In EverNote it clicks buttons before you actually touch them. If I write in the quicknote area and move the pen up to the area above, it presses buttons on the way as it flies over them. I can't even type with the pen for the same reason.

2. It's impossible to write with because it carries on writing after I have lifted it from the surface. It does this erratically. If I hover the pen about 2mm above the surface and move it around, it makes marks sometimes and sometimes not. If I click a button and move the pen to where I want to write, it starts writing before the pen gets there. The only way to avoid this is to hold the pen uncomfortably too high above the surface but even then, as I lower the pen to write, it starts making marks before it touches the surface. It behaves like this for a few seconds and then normally for a few seconds.

I am a professional calligrapher and I got this phone especially because of the pen so it is a severe disappointment to me to have it function so poorly. I love writing and I want to write with it! As things stand, I'd rather just turn off Air View but I have tried doing that in settings and it makes no difference to the problem - especially in S-Note.

Whoever can solve this problem for me will be rewarded with some calligraphy (and I am a very good calligrapher.)

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I don't know if this will help but from what I know about the s pen this is caused by the pen either being too sensitive because its faulty or sometimes a little bit of wiggling the tip gently helps.
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Hi Calligrapher! Im sorry you're having troubles. Tap your S-Pen a few times on a hard surface (nib end). Doesn't have to be hard taps but taps all the same.
The button on yours may be stuck causing the erratic behavior.

If tapping to unloosen the button doesn't work let us know and we'll see what else we can do to help you out. So far this nifty little fix has worked but it's not 100% guarantee.
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Adjusting the pen has helped a lot of folks.

How to Adjust Your Samsung Galaxy Note's S-Pen Sensitivity for Better Touch Response Smartphones
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Gosh, thanks, guys. Giving it a bit of a banging does seem to have helped a bit. It's doing it less. I wonder if it has something to do with the build-up of electrical charge because banging can dissipate a charge. I think the touch-screen depends on the natural electrical charge of the hand and maybe mine is a bit more charged than normal. :-)

I've found an article on how to adjust the potentiometer and will try that next.
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Here is the article if anyone else is interested:
How to Adjust Your Samsung Galaxy Note's S-Pen Sensitivity for Better Touch Response Smartphones
I think I'll do that tomorrow. Time for bed ...
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Oh, I see someone has just put that same link there! Thanks Dixie1.
I'll let you all know how it works out tomorrow.
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Dear Dixie, Anne and ScandaLex

Thank you so much for you help with this. The combination of banging and adjusting the potentiometer has solved my problem. Funnily enough, banging on myself also seems related to the problem. I think I might be a little more highly charged than most. If I jump on the trampoline it's really bad. I have to discharge some charge before using my stylus.

Anyway, solving this problem has finally allowed me to begin trying some calligraphy on my Note II. Please accept the att'd as token of my appreciation. It's not my best work but it is done on my Galaxy Note and loads of fun!

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Thank you very much Calligrapher!!!
I'm glad we we're able to collectively help you out!!!
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Thank you and I'm glad your note is all better.
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Was just coming to post this- Man....this is so flippin' cool!!!!!

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In case anyone's interested, I've started a special thread for calligraphy and drawing with the S-Pen:
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Hey there. We already have a thread like this Post your S-Pen creations!
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