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Samsung S22 Ultra S Pen is Not Connecting? Try These Fixes!

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The S pen that comes with Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra works almost seamlessly with the device. However, there are some occasions you might encounter problems when connecting the S pen with your Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Not only you, but there are several threads on the Samsung community and Reddit about The S Pen not getting connected with Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. So this is a widely known issue.

However, this can be an extremely frustrating problem if you use the S Pen too often or just bought a new one and cannot experience the amazing things it can do. That is why we wrote this guide to help you with connecting the S Pen to your Galaxy S22 Ultra and get rid of this problem.

So if you are having problems connecting the S Pen with your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, follow the solutions in this guide, and get your problem fixed.

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

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Why does the S Pen not connect with Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

If you wonder and want to know why your S Pen is not connecting with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, here is a list of possible causes of this issue.

01 – The S Pen is not supported with your Galaxy S22 Ultra

If you have bought a new S Pen, and it is not compatible with your device, then this is why you cannot connect the S Pen you bought with your Galaxy S22 Ultra.

So how do you know whether the S Pen you bought is compatible with your phone or not? Well, there are two editions of the S Pen on the market (at the date we write this guide), one is S Pen Pro Edition, and the other one is S Pen Fold Edition.

Only the S Pen Pro Edition supports the Galaxy S22 Ultra, so if you have bought the other one, you have to exchange the S Pen you bought with the other edition.

02 – The Operating system is not compatible or glitching

If the current operating system and its version are outdated or glitching, there is a chance that you will run into problems connecting your S pen. 

However, this can be easily fixed by updating the operating system. You will see how you can do that in the solutions section.

03 – The S Pen is damaged or not charged

Needless to say, your S Pen should have enough charge to work and connect with your Galaxy S22 Ultra. Also, if its hardware is physically damaged, it won’t get connected.

So these are the main reasons why your S Pen fails to connect to your Galaxy S22 Ultra. You don’t have to be worried about the reasons. Follow the solutions right below to get your problem fixed.

How to fix S Pen not connecting to Galaxy S22 Ultra

Let’s start with fixing the connectivity issues of your S Pen.

Fix 01 – Restart your Galaxy S22 Ultra

This is the easiest way to fix if there is a system glitch in your Galaxy S22’s Android system that prevents the S Pen from connecting.

Press and hold the power button and restart your device as you usually do. Once restarted, re-insert the S Pen into the device and see if it gets connected. If it does, then there is no need to go for additional troubleshooting.

Fix 02 – Charge the S Pen

If you are using the S Pen that comes with your device, then you can sear the S Pen properly into the device and let it charge for about 1 – 2 minutes (The actual charging time of the S pen is 40 seconds, so you don’t have to wait so much).

If you are using the S Pen Pro Edition, then you can use a type-C cable to charge the S Pen. However, unlike the S Pen that comes with the Galax S22 Ultra, you will have to charge it for at least 30 minutes to make it ready to fully pair/connect with your phone.

Fix 03 – Make sure you connect the S Pen in the right way

Maybe you are trying to connect your S Pen with the device in the wrong way. So let us show you the right way of doing it.

To connect the S Pen that comes with the Galaxy S22 Ultra:

  1. Remove the S Pen from your device
  2. Open Settings
  3. Tap on Advanced features
  4. Tap on S Pen
  5. Then, tap on Air actions
Air actions
  1. Now tap on the three dots at the top right corner and select Reset Pen
Reset s pen
  1. You will now see a prompt saying to insert the S Pen, do as the device instruct
Insert your s pen into your phone prompt

To connect the S Pen Pro Edition:

  1. Go to Settings > Advanced features and tap on S Pen
  2. Tap on Air actions
  3. Now tap on the three dots at the top right corner and select Scan for S Pen
Scan for s pen
  1. You will see the instruction on your phone. Follow the instructions
Connection prompt for s pen pro

After a few seconds, the S Pen will be successfully connected to your device. 

Fix 04 – Update the device software

As we said earlier, you can update your Galaxy S22 to its latest software version to fix OS incompatibilities. 

If you don’t know how to update your device, follow these steps;

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on Software update
  3. Then, tap on “Download and install”
Download and install software update

It will take a few seconds to find a new update for your device, you will then can update the software and see if the S Pen gets connected after installing the update.

Fix 05 – Update the S Pen software

Alternatively, you can update the S Pen software as well to fix if there is any compatibility issues with the S Pen software. Follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Settings > Advanced features and tap on S Pen
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and tap on “About S Pen”
  3. Then tap on “S Pen software update”
Updating s pen

Fix 06 – Check for hardware damages

If you still have issues connecting the S Pen with your Galaxy S22 Ultra, maybe you should check if its hardware is damaged.

If the S Pen has dropped in an accident or had an impact on something, there is a higher chance that its internal hardware is damaged. If this is the case, you have to take the S Pen to an authorized Samsung service center and let the experts check on it.

Wrapping Up

We hope this guide helped you to fix the S Pen connectivity issues and successfully connect it with your Galaxy S22 Ultra. 

You may still have questions or need help with this. If so, let us know by a comment. We will be there to assist you.

Don’t forget to check the other guides we have curated just for your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Have a nice day!

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Danu

The founder of Backtodefault.com and the tech nerd of the team. He is specialized in Android/iOS development and web development.

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