How to use Samsung Galaxy Note9 S Pen?

Last Update Date : Sep 12. 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. 

Remote Control - How to take photosClick to Expand
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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 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 opt to press and hold the S Pen button. You can also 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 Pen?Click to Expand

How to activate or connect to S Pen?

1 Tap Setting
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2 Tap Advanced Features
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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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Please note:
• You can only connect Samsung-approved S Pens that support Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

• Do not detach the S Pen from the device when it is being connected. Doing so will interrupt the process

How to reset new S Pen?

1 From Settings screen, tap Advanced features > S Pen > S Pen remote. In the S Pen Remote screen, select More (3 vertical dots icon on the right) and tap Reset S Pen.
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2 Alternatively, long press the S Pen remote icon on the Notification panel and when the S Pen remote setting screen appears, tap More > Reset S Pen
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How to unlock screen using S Pen?Click 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 Features
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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 Pen?Click 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 Features
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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 it OFF
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How to replace S Pen Nib?Click to Expand

To replace the S Pen nib, just 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

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