The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is the primary foldable to help the S Pen (or any superior stylus, actually). However it lacks backwards compatibility – you should utilize solely one among two styluses, the S Pen Fold Version and the S Pen Professional (the latter must be switched into foldable mode).
We already established you cannot use a unique S Pen, however what in the event you attempt it the opposite method round? Because it seems utilizing the S Pen Fold Version on a non-foldable cellphone, say the Galaxy S21 Extremely, doesn’t work both.
The cellphone detects it, nevertheless it doesn’t perform correctly – for some purpose the stylus at all times works in eraser mode.
SPen Fold pen would not work on S21 Extremely, kinda. pic.twitter.com/2nif8r91ZL
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) August 16, 2021
The S Pen Professional will work in fact, so long as you bear in mind to modify it to the right mode. Whether or not or not a software program replace to the S21 Extremely (and Notes) can repair the problem is unclear.
So, when you’ve got a number of S Pen-enabled units, the Galaxy Z Fold3 amongst them, however wish to purchase solely a single stylus, go for the Professional mannequin. It’s bigger (so it doesn’t match the S21 Extremely or Z Fold3 circumstances with an S Pen sheath), nevertheless it does have Bluetooth performance (which the Fold Version stylus doesn’t).
The S Pen Professional was a change to pick Z Fold and common modes
You’ll be able to take a look at our Galaxy Z Fold3 hands-on assessment for extra particulars.