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Note 20 Ultra S Pen not working in fingerprint sensor area of the screen.

(Topic created on: 23-12-2020 11:25 PM)
mwwall
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The S Pen on my new note 20 ultra is not working on the bottom half of the screen anywhere within the fingerprint sensor area. I filed a claim with Assurian and the new replacement today is doing the same exact thing. I've never been so discouraged with a cell phone experience. Only one payment made and already two phones with the same problem. UGH. I cannot find any info about this same problem anywhere else so far so you can imagine having it happen on two new phones is mindboggling. Any suggestions? Thanks, Mike

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Callmestupid
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Sorry to hear you're having a bad experience. I have never heard of this problem before. 3rd times the charm hopefully.
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BandOfBrothers
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Certainly a conundrum @mwwall 

 

If this was my phone issue I'd consider the following troubleshooting…

 

1. Remove any sd card as sometimes a misbehaving one can cause issues.

 

2. Clear your phone's System Cache Files by turning your phone Off and then from a set series of button presses go into the phone's System Files and clear the cache. No information is lost this way. 

 

3. First please put the phone in Safe Mode which disables your downloaded app's but let's your stock app's keep working. If the issues stop then this highlights a downloaded app as the possible issue. Come out of Safe Mode and start deleting your most recent downloaded app's one at a time until it stops. 

 

4. Back up and then Remove any relevant sd card and factory reset.

 

5. A Samsung Experience Store or Samsung Service Centre can take a look. 

 

6. Swap it out.

 

I wish you all the best with this. 


Daily Driver > Samsung Galaxy s²² Ultra 256Gb in Phantom Black.

The advice I offer is my own and does not represent Samsung’s position.
I have no affiliation with Samsung.

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Members_6UCMpnK
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Same here

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Members_6UCMpnK
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Nope  Still doesn't  work .

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mwwall
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  1. My problem was the magnet on the mount I had stuck to the back of the case. Magnets make the pen not work correctly. 
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mwwall
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Thanks. The issue was the magnet I had stuck on the back of the case. 

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