Last reply 6 years ago
Touch Screen phone and MS

I have a Samsung Galaxy (which I love!) but recently my hand has been a little weak, and I’m finding it a bit more difficult to use.
I bought a Nintendo DS pen but it didn’t work on the screen. I’ve also tried regular pens.
Does anyone know if you can get anything to work?

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6 years ago

Hi there Lilly, I too thought I could use a DS pen with my Iphone but they do not work, Iphone have their own stylus so I guess Samsung will too for the Galaxy, the nintendo stylus works great on my sat nav, so much easier and quicker than pressing the wrong buttons!

6 years ago

Hi LillyLilly, your Samsung Galaxy has a capacitive screen, very basically meaning it picks up the weak electric signals from your finger tips (Almost all touchphones use this now as it’s more sensitive and allows for multi-touch actions like pinch zoom etc). A DS however, uses a resistive screen, which means it detects the pressure on the screen. There are pens for capacitive screens, the Samsung Galaxy Note has a capacitive screen and comes with a stylus which I assume can be purchased separately and should work with your Galaxy, if you pop into a Carphone Warhouse or somewhere similar they should have a pen for you to try out.

6 years ago

Thanks lads. Captain, you were right. The Samsung Galaxy has a capacitive screen and there are no pens available for that sort of screen! I’ll soldier on without one 😀

6 years ago

The Galaxy Note uses an inductive stylus which won’t work on your SII, this:

will though. Or any other capacitive stylus should you still be interested.

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