The S Pen Fold Version would not work on non-folding Galaxy telephones


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.

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.

The S Pen Fold Edition fits inside the special case for the Galaxy Z Fold3

The S Pen Fold Version matches contained in the particular case for the Galaxy Z Fold3

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 Pro was a switch to select Z Fold and regular modes
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.

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