How to use Galaxy Note9 S Pen?

Last Update date : Oct 02. 2020
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The new S Pen is equipped with Bluetooth, so you can use it as a remote control. It’s perfect for selfies, presentations, and more. Beside, the battery charges quickly when you insert your S Pen into your phone, so there’s no rush. Just click the S Pen button, and launch a new experience.


  • An S Pen that connects with your Galaxy Note9 via Bluetooth
  • Can be used as a remote control


Remote Control - How to take photos
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With the new Galaxy Note9’s S Pen remote control function, you can click the S Pen button to launch the camera, choose the right camera mode, and snap a remote selfie. Capture more natural poses, intuitively and conveniently.


  • Press and Hold: Launch camera
  • Single press: Take a picture
  • Double press: Change between front & rear camera
Remote Control - How to control various Apps


When you set up your S Pen as a remote control, you can customize its functions. For example, if you want to launch your favorite app in an instant, you can select to press and hold the S Pen button. Also, you can decide which app functions to control with a single or double press.


Gallery App

Single Press : Next Item
Double Press : Previous Item


Media Player

  • Single Press : Play / pause
  • Double Press : Next Track or Video



  • Single Press : Next Slide
  • Double Press : Previous Slide

Please note: All 3rd party music player apps based on Android OS standard can support the remote control feature

How to connect/reset S Pen

How to activate or connect to S Pen?

1 Tap Setting
2 Tap Advance feature
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3 Tap S Pen
4 Tap S Pen remote. Swipe the slider to the right to connect S Pen
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How to reset new S Pen?

1 In the S Pen Remote screen, select the 3 vertical dots icon on the right and tap Reset S Pen
2 Alternately, reactivate S Pen Remote button of Notification panel and insert new S Pen
How to unlock screen using S Pen

If the screen is locked while the S Pen is connected, you can unlock the screen by pressing the S Pen button (Default OFF).

1 Launch the Settings App
2 Tap Advanced feature
3 Tap S Pen
4 Tap Unlock with S Pen remote
5 Tap OK
6 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method. Now you can unlock the screen by pressing the S Pen button

Please note:

  • The Unlock with S Pen remote feature is available only when the screen lock method is set
  • To use this feature, the S Pen must be connected to your device
How to charge S Pen

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 automatically start. It take 40 sec to fully charge the S Pen with usage of 30 min. standby time or 200 clicks.

Please note:

  • If the back of your device comes into contact with a magnet, the device may not recognize the S Pen and it will fail to charge the S Pen
  • Even 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
What are the new Live message features?

Live Message has gotten even better, with three new writing styles and the option to customize the background. You can also select a picture, tap Share by Live Message and add a handwritten note before sending it. It gives your messages a personal touch. Show you care in a creative, fun way.


  • Three formats to choose from: High-res GIF, standard GIF, MP4
  • Share Live Messages directly from Gallery
How to change screen off memo pen colour?

In Galaxy Note9, screen off memo function has also improved with the ability to write in the same colour as the S Pen's exterior colour. The S Pen's color can be also applied as-is, even if the memo's pinned to the AOD.


By default, the color is the same as the S Pen's exterior color. However, the user can change it to gray, as supported by Screen off memo, by changing the settings:

1 Tap Setting
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2 Tap Advanced feature
3 Tap S Pen
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4 Tap Screen off memo
5 Tap Use S Pen signature color and swipe the slider to the left to turn if OFF
How to replace S Pen nib?

To replace the S Pen nib, follow these steps:

1 Firmly hold the nib with the tweezers and remove it
2 Insert a new nib into the S Pen

Please note:

  • Do not reuse old nibs. Doing so may cause the S Pen to malfunction
  • Do not press the nib excessively when inserting the nib into the S Pen
  • Do not insert the round end of the nib into the S Pen. Doing so may cause damage to the S Pen or your device
  • Do not bend or apply excessive pressure with the S Pen while using it. The S Pen may be damaged or the nib may be deformed
  • Do not hard press on the screen with the S Pen. The pen nib may be deformed
  • If you use the S Pen at sharp angles on the screen, the device may not recognize the S Pen actions
  • If water enters the S Pen slot, gently shake the device to remove the water from the slot before using it

Where to Buy:

Find out where to buy Samsung Galaxy Note9

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