How can I customise the remote control settings on my S Pen?

Last modified : Dec 12. 2018

If you have a Note9 and are trying to configure the S Pen bluetooth controls to your needs - whether you want to use the S Pen to take photos, or start a stop a stopwatch in the Clock app; we've got step by step guides in the dropdowns below to help you get started.

 

You can use the S Pen to open apps by selecting what happens when you Hold down the Pen button. Use the App Actions to determine what a single click or double click does when you have a specific app open. You can even turn on or off the master controls, which will cause the S Pen to work the same way across all camera and media apps on your phone.

Turning on the S Pen remoteClick to Expand
1

Open Settings.

2

Tap Advanced features.

Tap Advanced Features from Settings
3

Tap S Pen.

4

Select S Pen remote.

5 Swipe to turn on the remote control.
S Pen remote menu

You can also activate it via the notification panel:

1 Open the notification panel by sliding down from the top of the device.
2 Expand the options in the notification panel.
Drop down the notification panel
3 Slide the notification panel to the left.
Expanded notification panel
4

Tap S Pen remote.

S Pen remote option in the notification panel

Please note: Make sure the S Pen has enough battery for the Bluetooth connectivity to work properly.

Customising the app to be launched when you hold down the buttonClick to Expand
1 Open the S Pen remote setting screen.
2

Tap Hold down pen button to.

3 Select the app or feature you wish to be launched (e.g. Camera, Calculator, Translate).
Select an app from the list
Customising the single or double press controlClick to Expand
1 Open the S Pen remote setting screen.
2 In the App Actions section, swipe to activate the apps you wish to customise.
3 Tap Single press to choose what you want to happen when you press the button once.
Single press to choose the app
4 Tap Double press to choose what you want to happen when you double tap the button.
Double press to choose the app

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