Galaxy Note2: What S Pen™ Gestures?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018

S Pen™ Gestures

You can perform simple gestures such as go back, open menu, open Pop Up Note, open Quick Command, capture screen, cut out image, and select text. The examples below describe the S Pen™ actions that will perform certain tasks.

    • Go back: Draw a less-than arrow (<) while holding down the S Pen button.


    • Open menu: Draw a carat (^) while holding down the S Pen button.


    • Open Popup Note: Double touch the screen while holding down the S Pen button.


    • Open Quick Command: Drag the pen from the bottom to the top of the screen while holding down the S Pen button.


    • Capture screen: Touch and hold the screen while holding down the S Pen button.


    • Cut out image: While holding down the S Pen button, draw a closed shape around the area you want to copy.


    •Select text: Underline the text you want to copy while holding down the S Pen button.


S Pen Quick Commands

With Quick commands, you can open applications, perform predefined tasks, and search for keywords. To open the Quick Command, drag the S Pen from the bottom to the top of the screen while holding down the S Pen button.




You can write the command and the device will help you perform the task step-by-step. For example, if we write '@' the device will respond with "Write a recipient's name to send an email."


Additionally, you can write the command in its entirety. For example, if we write '@ Sam,' the device will open an email addressed to Sam.


Add a Quick Command

You can create a personal command in addition to the predefined commands on the device.

1. From the Home screen, touch Menu 12 > Settings 13 > S Pen > Quick Command settings. You can also touch14 from the Quick Command window.

2. Touchfdfw to add a new command.

3. Select whether you want to add a command for an application or a function. In the example below, we are creating a command for an application.

4. Touch the application in the list.


5. Touch Command only to begin.

6. Write a command you would like to use to open the camera. Touch Sym to view a list of available symbols that can be assigned.

7. Touch Done to add the Quick Command. The Camera command now appears in the list of Quick Commands.


Note: Based upon your carrier, images and settings may vary. For more support, please visit //


Thank you for your feedback!

Not finding what you're looking for? We're here to help.


Live Chat

We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Live Chat


Please send us an email for general questions or technical support.

Find Online Offers

Shop the current Samsung product promotions.

Track Your Service

Find out how to track your service online.

SmartThings Support

Please send us an email regarding SmartThings inquires. Assistance with Hubs, Kits, Sensors and Outlets.


Watch and learn how to get the most out of your Samsung products!

Online Service Request

Find out how to submit an Online Service Request.

Consumables & Accessories

Purchase Consumables & Accessories for your Samsung Product.

Remote Service

Samsung Remote Service enables one of our specially trained technicians to remotely view and control your Samsung TV and smartphone to directly help you with your product.



Mon - Sun : 8:30 AM -12 AM (EST)
24/7 Call Support available for mobile devices only

Online Shop1-855-254-4747
8:30am – 12:00am midnight (EST)
7 days a week, 365 days a year.

1-800-726-7864SmartThings Support

Mon-Sat: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm (EST)

932-27324/7 Support available for Cellphones and Tablets

Text ‘SUPPORT’ to WECARE (932-273) and get instantly connected to live chat.*

*Standard messaging rates may vary by
carrier and do apply.

* For any printer related enquiries please visit the HP website .

Face-to-face support

Samsung Service Centres

Find out more about how you can get face-to-face help.

Smart Service

Find out more about Smart Service.

Contact Us