How to use Galaxy Note9 S Pen?

Last Update Date : Aug 27. 2018
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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 photosClick to Expand
how to take photos

 

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 AppsClick to Expand
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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

 

Presentation

  • 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 PenClick to Expand

How to activate or connect to S Pen?

1 Tap Setting
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2 Tap Advance feature
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3 Tap S Pen
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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
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2 Alternately, reactivate S Pen Remote button of Notification panel and insert new S Pen
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How to unlock screen using S PenClick to Expand

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
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2 Tap Advanced feature
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3 Tap S Pen
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4 Tap Unlock with S Pen remote
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5 Tap OK
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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 PenClick to Expand

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
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What are the new Live message features?Click to Expand
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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?Click to Expand
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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
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3 Tap S Pen
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4 Tap Screen off memo
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5 Tap Use S Pen signature color and swipe the slider to the left to turn if OFF
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How to replace S Pen nib?Click to Expand

To replace the S Pen nib, follow these steps:

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

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