How do I use a stylus with my Android 4.0 device’s capacitive touchscreen?

Dr.Sunil Vaswani October 26, 2012

I know that resistive touchscreen technology is usually stylus compatible, but how do I enable stylus compatibility on a capacitive Android device running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich?

  1. Dustin
    January 10, 2013 at 3:47 am

    either end of a battery (even if it's practically empty) , which will work even if it's not touching your skin (It has it's own capacitive energy. thus great for an outdoor stylus while wearing gloves...tape it to a stick/pen for a longer reach...

  2. Austen Gause
    December 13, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    you need to have something that will transmit an electric charge through your hand onto the screen a pen or a ds stylus will not work

  3. Adriel Tan
    December 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    You can either buy a capacitive touchscreen pen, or make one yourself (lots of DIY methods can be found online). They are pretty cheap and basically just transmit electrical signals from your hand fingers to the touchscreen.

  4. Austen Gause
    November 21, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    what kind of phone do you have because almost all phones have different capacitive touchscreens

  5. Patrick Jackson
    October 29, 2012 at 10:53 am

    MUO has an article on how to make your own stylus to be usable in capacitive screens too! Go and search!

  6. Jeremiah Iliffe
    October 28, 2012 at 4:18 am

    You need to but a capacitive stylus or follow this // There is no real setting to enable, just use the stylus like you would use your finger

  7. Reý Aetar
    October 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    youtube has videos for making your own stylus regular ones cant be used

  8. shaurya gupta
    October 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm
  9. ha14
    October 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Capacitive Stylus Review: Three Way Shootout!

    Capacitive touch screens vary a lot. some easily works others gives hard time. Testing needed.

    Capacitive sensing

  10. susendeep dutta
    October 26, 2012 at 7:09 am
  11. Kannon Y
    October 26, 2012 at 6:20 am

    It's extremely easy to make your own capacitive stylus with materials hanging around the house, for nearly free!

    There's actually a lot of ways to do it, but Cnet had the best pictures.

  12. Yiz Borol
    October 26, 2012 at 3:20 am

    With capacitive touch you need a stylus that can carry charge on the end, amazon offers one. Here's a guide to good capacitive styluses:

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