Using the S Pen on my Galaxy device
The new and improved S Pen on the Galaxy Note10, Tab S6 or Tab S6 Lite isn't like previous S Pen's. With the new Bluetooth commands you can control your device at a distance with Air actions to give you even more control. Click on the below drop down menus to learn about the new features you can do with the S Pen. If you need help replacing the S Pen nib, check out our page How do I replace the S Pen nib? for step-by-step instructions.
Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian varian Galaxy devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary. Screenshots were captured from a Gaalxy Note10+ and Tab S6 operating on Android OS Version 10.0 (Q), settings and steps may vary depending on your Galaxy device and software version
The S Pen must be charged before you can control apps remotely by using the S Pen button.When you insert the S Pen into the slot, charging will start.
- If the back of your device comes into contact with a magnet, the device may not recognise the S Pen and it will fail to charge the S Pen.
- If the S Pen has been fully discharged, you can use other S Pen features such as tapping the touchscreen or the Air command features.
Air command is a menu that provides S Pen features and quick access to frequently used applications like Live Messages, Write on Calendar, Screen Write and Translate. To access the Air command panel, simply detach the S Pen from the slot or hover the S Pen over the screen and press the S Pen button. For step-by-step instructions and features within Air Command, check out our page What is Air Command?
Accessing and Customising Air Command
With the Galaxy Note10/10+ and Tab S6 you can use the S Pen to control certain applications remotely using Air Actions. The Galaxy Note10/10+ and Tab S6 combines the gestures with the existing single/double press for an extended remote control experience without the need to touch the screen. Also on media apps, you can now control Play/Pause/Forward/Backward/Volume up(down) funtcions without having to touch the screen.
Follow the below guide to learn how to access and use Air Actions on your Galaxy device.
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If your S Pen is facing some connection problems or the S Pen disconnects often, try resetting it and reconnect it again.
If you have either lost or replaced your S Pen on your Note10 or Tab S6, you can easily reconnect another S Pen using the following steps.