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Can I use something other than my finger on my smartphone screen?
vanigo
Contributor

I am sure I am not alone but it is real annoying to type when you dont get the mic icon to talk instead of typing,when you have big finger tips. So is there a stylus that will work with just a smart phone Zone 3 ?

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Re: Can I use something other than my finger on my smartphone screen?
vanigo
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Thanks all

I figure mine has a capacitive  because my pencil eraser will not work only my finger will.

I'll have to go to Best Buy and try them out.

Like I said Verizon Customer Service said that a stylus would not work with my phone that's why I asked here.

Many Thanks

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Re: Can I use something other than my finger on my smartphone screen?
kathy65793
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Yes we have a pen that is called a stylus pen. Most stationary stores or maybe Walmart or Best Buys should have them

Re: Can I use something other than my finger on my smartphone screen?
vanigo
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I asked customer service when I first got this phone and they told me no. After doing some research on the internet I found that before you choose a stylus, you'll need to find out whether your tablet or smartphone has a resistive or capacitive display.

I figure mine has a capacitive because my pencil eraser will not work only my finger will.

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Re: Can I use something other than my finger on my smartphone screen?
Ann154
Super User
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Most if not all of touch screen devices released this year are capacitive displays. The cheap devices are more likely to be resistive displays.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: Can I use something other than my finger on my smartphone screen?
vanigo
Contributor

Ann if it was a resistive display wouldn't my pencil eraser work?

What Are the Differences Between Capacitive & Resistive Touchscreens?

Re: Can I use something other than my finger on my smartphone screen?
kathy65793
Master

We got this stylus pen at our ins agents office. We have the S7 edge and I just check the pencil eraser on mine it it does not work. On the S5 there was something on that to increase the screen sensitivity but that didn't help with the pencil either but the stylus pen worked on it.

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Re: Can I use something other than my finger on my smartphone screen?
Ann154
Super User
Super User

A resistive display work with pressure on the screen. The pencil can provide that pressure.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: Can I use something other than my finger on my smartphone screen?
vanigo
Contributor

Thanks all

I figure mine has a capacitive  because my pencil eraser will not work only my finger will.

I'll have to go to Best Buy and try them out.

Like I said Verizon Customer Service said that a stylus would not work with my phone that's why I asked here.

Many Thanks

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