Galaxy Note8 - How do I change the S Pen settings on my Samsung Galaxy Note8 (SM-N950W)?

Last Update date : 2017.09.21

S Pen

Your S Pen can be customized so you can create whatever you dream up, with a touch lighter than air. You don’t even have to press your screen anymore. Set your phone to Air view and simply wave the S Pen near your screen where you would normally touch. Maybe you’d like to see a pointer displayed on the screen to show the path of your S Pen. You can do this and so much more in S Pen settings. Glide on through this quick guide.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

S Pen Features and Settings

Note: Never lose your S Pen when you use the alarm setting. If you walk away from your phone without putting your S Pen back, your phone will get your attention. Learn about more S Pen settings here.

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings Settings.

3. Touch Advanced features.

4. Touch S Pen.

5. Here you can adjust and change the setting for the S Pen:

S Pen settings

   • Air view: Turn Air view on or off.

   • Direct pen input: Turn the Direct pen input feature on or off. This feature allows you to switch from the keyboard to the S Pen when filling in the form fields.

   • Pointer: Turn the pointer on or off. The pointer appears on the screen when the tip of the S Pen is hovering close enough. Holding the pointer over some features can reveal what an item is or what it does.

   • Screen off memo: Create notes by pressing the pen button, touching the screen while it is off, and then writing on it.

   • Shortcuts: Add or remove shortcuts for apps.

   • Floating icon: Minimize the Air command menu into a floating icon that can be moved around the screen.

   • When S Pen is removed: You can select the action when you remove the S Pen from your phone.

   • Alarm: Sound an alarm if you walk away your phone without inserting the S Pen and the screen is off.

   • Power saver: Save battery power by not trying to detect your S Pen while it's in your phone.

   • Sound: Play sounds when you insert or remove the S Pen or write on the screen.

   • Vibration: Vibrate your phone when you insert or remove the S Pen.


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