Galaxy S23 Ultra users are now complaining that the S Pen is acting up
When I want to use the S-pen and take it out, it always comes out disconnected and says “reconnecting”. After about 30s it gives up and says disconnected. I have to insert it back in, and let it connect inside, and then it will connect and stay connected when I take it out. It stays connected for the next few tries, but after a while, if I want to use it and take it out the same thing happens. I have tried resetting the S-pen but it did not do anything. Is anyone else having a similar problem?” Reddit user Ardenator97
S Pen isn’t connecting more often than not and it has a slight….. chemical smell.” Reddit user HG1998
Same exact issue, it only connects about 25% of the time.” Reddit user AttemptsAtHumour
I have the issue with the off screen notes, sometimes it works others it doesn’t, I have all the setting right and I gotta turn the setting off and back on for it to work and sometimes it doesn’t work anyway, really frustrating since the screen off notes are one of the features I use the most.” Reddit user reuben-rbz
A couple of solutions have been proposed to get around the connection problem. One fix that seems to work for a lot of people is enabling the “keep S Pen connected” toggle. This can be found by going to Settings, navigating to Advanced Features, and then tapping on S Pen. This is going to use more battery, though the impact is unlikely to be huge.
You may also try resetting the S Pen by opening Settings, choosing Advanced Features, going to S Pen, and tapping the three vertical dots at the top. This fix only seems to work temporarily, meaning the connection issues may crop back up after some hours.
This is likely a software issue and since online forums are filling up with complaints about the problem, Samsung will probably address it soon.