What is Air Command?

Last Update date : Nov 30. 2021

 Air command is a menu that provides S Pen features and quick access to frequently used applications like Live Messages, Magnify, PENUP 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. You can also tap  with your S Pen. Drag your S Pen up and down on the Air command panel and select a function or app you want. When the Air command panel is closed, the Air command icon will remain on the screen. You can open the Air command panel by tapping the icon with the S Pen. To move the icon, drag to a new location.


To remove icon from your homescreen, simply drag the icon with your S Pen to located at the top of the screen. If in the future you decide you want the floating icon to appear on your homescreen head into your Settings → Advanced Features → S Pen → toggle on Floating icon.


Select the drop down menus below to learn how to use Air Command on your Galaxy Note device.

Please Note: This guide is designed for New Zealand variant 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 Galaxy Note10 operating on Android OS Version 9.0 (Pie), settings, steps and applications available may vary depending on your Galaxy device and Android OS Version.

1 When you take out your S Pen, Air Command will automatically launch.

If you haven't filled up your Shortcuts list, tap on the Shortcut Icon with your S Pen.
Tap on the Add Shotcut icon in your Air Command menu
2 With your S Pen, drag your preferred application or feature into the shortcut list.

To remove a shortcut simply tap the Minus icon button.
Drag app or feature to shortcut list
3 If your shortcut list is full and you are unable to locate or select the add shortcut icon , you will then need to long press an app you no longer wish to use and drag to the Remove icon button using your S Pen.
Removing app from shortcut list

Create notes easily in a pop-up window without launching the Samsung Notes app.

1 Pull out your S Pen and select Create Note
Select Create Note
2 Using your S Pen you will be able write up quick To-do lists that will automatically be saved in Samsung Notes
Creating a note

 Allows you to select a wide range of colours, sizes and select between pens, pencils & highlighters to brighten up your notes.

 Rub out any mistakes and start all over again.

  Allows you to undo your most recent action.

  You will be able to adjust the Transparency of your note.

Once you have completed your Note, simply tap on Save to upload to your Samsung Notes.

Allows you to crop a certain area displayed on your device for you to customise.

1 Pull out your S Pen and select Smart Select
Select Smart Select
2 Select your preferred action and drag the S Pen over your screen to capture content.
Using Smart Select

 Rectangle - Select a large area to Extract Text or Pin to the Screen.

 Lasso allows more freedom than the Rectangle as you are able to draw more freely to capture more texts or images.

 Oval allows you to extract texts within the selected circular outline.

 GIF allows you to create High Quality or Standard Quality GIFs.

 Pin allows you to resize a particular area and Pin to your screen.

Capture screenshots to write or draw on them or crop an area from the captured image. You can also capture the current content and the hidden content on an elongated page, such as a webpage.

1 Select Screen Write
Select Screen write
2 Your phone will capture a screenshot on the current screen and then write or colour in areas within that screenshot.
Using Screen write

 Select between a range of pens, pencils, paint brushes and highlighters to write over your screen.

 Choose the preloaded colours or tap on the colour wheel to change the colour of your pen.

 Select out of 5 different pen sizes.

Write a message or draw a picture to record your actions as an animation.

1 Select Live Message
Select Live Message
2 Choose your preferred Background and backround colour.

Once complete, tap on Start drawing
Choose your preferred background and colour
3 Using your S Pen, start creating your Live Message.
Start Drawing

 Choose from 6 different pen effects.

  Select your preferred preloaded colour or choose from the colour wheel.

  Allows you to increase or decrease your pen thickness.

  Removes your most recent action/drawing.

  Wipes your Live Message so you can start fresh.

  Plays back your GIF or MP4.

4 Once complete tap on Done
Once complete tap on Done

Select source and target language and then hover the S-Pen over the desired text for it to translate.

1 Tap on Translate
Tap on Translate
2 Select your preferred Source Language
Select your preferred Source Language
3 Choose your Target language
Choose your target language
4 Hover your S Pen over your preferred word and watch as it's quickly translated
Hover your S Pen over your preferred word and watch as it's quickly translated

Write on your Calendar to make those special events or birthdays pop out so you'll never miss any assignment deadlines or anniversaries.

1 Tap on Translate
Tap on Write on Calendar
2 Using your S Pen, start drawing on your calendar.

Once complete tap on Save
Write on Calendar

 Customise your Pen type, size and colour.

  Erase any mistakes using the Eraser tool.

  Undo your most recent action.

You can download the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page.

For all other queries or further technical assistance, please call Samsung Customer Care on 0800 726 786 or Live Chat with our Technical Team online, services are open 24 hours, 7 days.


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