What can I do with the Air Command feature?

Air Command is the Note's feature that lets you get the most out of the S Pen. It allows you to access certain features and apps quickly and easily.

Please note: This feature is available on the Galaxy Note8, Note9 and Note10/Note10+. Availability and design might vary depending on the model type and operating system installed. For the following, a Galaxy Note9 with OS Android Pie was used as an example.

Launching Air CommandClick to Expand

There are three ways to launch the Air Command feature:

1 If your phone is unlocked, by taking the S Pen out of your Galaxy Note the Air Command menu will open automatically.

Please note: The first time you do this, a short tutorial will appear. Follow the on-screen instructions.

2 Bring the S Pen close to the screen and press the S Pen button.
3 Tap the “Air Command” icon with your S Pen.
S Pen floating icon on Galaxy Note9 home screen
Enabling and disabling the Air Command menuClick to Expand

The Air Command menu gives you quick access to the S Pen features. You can choose to enable or disable the shortcut menu that appears on your device’s screen.

Enable

If the Air Command icon does not appear on the screen, follow these steps to ensure that it always appears on your screen.

1 Go to “Settings”.
2 Tap “Advanced Features”.
Tap Advanced Features
3 Tap “S Pen”.
4 Activate the “Floating icon” switch under “Air command”. This way the Air Command icon will appear on the screen whenever you detach the S Pen from the device.
Tap S Pen and slide the switch to activate the Floating icon

Disable

To remove the Air Command icon, follow the same steps and slide the Floating icon back to switch off.

 

Otherwise, press the Air Command icon from the home screen and drag it into the trash icon that will appear. The Air Command icon will disappear from the screen.

Edit the position of Floating icon

Please note: You can place the Air Command icon at different points on the edges of the screen. To do this, hold down the icon and drag it wherever you want to place it.

Delete Floating icon for S Pen
Customising Air commandClick to Expand

When you launch Air Command, the floating menu will appear on your screen with different shortcut options and app features around it. Customise these shortcuts to access your favourite features and apps instantly.

 

You can edit the shortcuts for the Air Command menu by selecting “Add shortcuts”, the Settings icon or via the Settings menu.

Edit the shortcuts for the Air Command menu

Edit the shortcuts via Add shortcuts

1 Launch the Air Command function.
2 Tap “Add shortcuts”.
Tap Add shortcuts
3 Choose the features, apps or functions you wish to appear in the Air Command menu by tapping them. These will be added to the sidebar automatically. On the sidebar, you can remove any unused shortcuts by tapping the minus (-) symbol.
Choose the features, apps or functions to appear in the Air Command menu

Editing the shortcuts from the Settings icon

1 Launch the Air Command function.
2 Tap the Settings icon.
Click on the “Settings” icon
3 Tap “Shortcuts”.
4 Choose the features, apps or functions you wish to appear in the Air Command menu by tapping them. These will be added to the sidebar automatically. On the sidebar you can remove any unused shortcuts by tapping the minus (-) symbol.
Choose the features, apps or functions you wish to appear in the Air Command menu by tapping on them

Editing the shortcuts from the Settings menu

1 Open “Settings”.
2 Tap “Advanced features”.
3 Select “S Pen”.
4 Tap “Shortcuts” under “Air Command”.
5 Choose the features, apps or functions you wish to appear in the Air Command menu by tapping them. These will be added to the sidebar automatically. On the sidebar you can remove any unused shortcuts by tapping the minus (-) symbol.

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