What is Air command on Samsung Galaxy Note8

Last Update date : Aug 12. 2022

Air command gives you access to signature S Pen features. You can access the Air command anytime you are using your phone by simply taking out the S Pen. Alternatively, the Air command can be activated by simply hovering the S Pen over the screen and then clicking the S Pen button.

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Galaxy Note8

New features of Air Command

new features of Note 8 air command

To see all of the Air command's features, pull your S Pen out of its slot. Hover it over the screen, and tap the floating Air command icon or press the Pen button on the side of the S Pen.

You can access the following features in the Air command menu:

Live message

Instead of a text message, you can create and send a unique message by recording your actions while handwriting or drawing a live message and saving it as an animated file.

Live message
Translate

Hover the S Pen over the text you want to translate. The units included in the text will also be converted.

Translate
Smart Select

Smart select lets you select, clip and collect whatever grabs your interest so you can easily share it right away or at a later time to your friends or via social media. You can also select an area from a video and capture it as a GIF animation.

Use the S Pen to select an area and perform actions, such as sharing or saving.

Smart Select
Magnify

Enlarge areas of the screen by hovering the S Pen over them.

Magnify
Glance

Reduce an app to a thumbnail and hover the S Pen over the thumbnail to open the app in full screen view.

Glance
Bixby Vision

Use the Bixby Vision features to search for similar images, detect and translate text, and more.

Bixby
Coloring

Add colors to images provided by PENUP using the S Pen.

Coloring

Note: Device screenshots and menus may vary depending on the device model and software version.

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