Screen off Memo improvements for Galaxy Note9

Last Update date : Aug 12. 2022

Screen off memo gives you the freedom of jotting down notes or ideas wherever and whenever you need them. Simply pop the S Pen out and immediately begin writing — on the Galaxy Note9, the ink color matches the pen for a unified look whenever you need them, even when the mobile device is locked.

Before you try the recommendations below, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated to the latest version. To update your mobile device's software, follow these steps: 

Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.

Step 2. Tap on Download and install.

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Use and activate Screen off memo

 There are two ways to access the Screen off memo on your phone:

  • Remove the S Pen from your phone when the screen is off, and Screen off memo will automatically open.

  • If you already have the S Pen removed, press and hold the S Pen button, and then tap the phone's screen while it is off. The Screen off memo will activate.  

When you are done writing, tap Save.

Enable Screen off memo

The Screen off memo feature is turned on by default, so you can jot things down in the spur of the moment. But if you accidentally turned it off, you can easily turn it back on:

From Settings, search for and select Screen off memo. Tap the switch next to Screen off the menu to turn the feature on or off.


  • A Screen off memo can only be written in the color of the paired S Pen, thus only one S Pen can be paired.
  • Device screenshots and menus may vary depending on the device model and software version.

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