The Note 5 still breaks when the S Pen is inserted backwards.
The Galaxy Note 5’s launch was followed by numerous reports of users breaking their phone’s stylus functionality by inserting the S Pen with the wrong side pointed towards the slot. It’s not hard to understand that the tip is what should go inside and not the back of the stylus, and Samsung was quick to point out that it’s a non-issue.
But the company is now taking a step to make sure future owners of the device are warned of the consequences by putting a label on the screen on new units. It’s a simple label that shows the right and wrong way of putting the S Pen back into its slot; it’s not a surefire method of making sure it never happens, but it’s certainly a sensible step from Samsung that should prevent people from breaking their shiny new Galaxy Note 5 because of such a miniscule reason.