How to use Samsung Galaxy Note9 S Pen?

Last Update date : Nov 20. 2020
Samsung Galaxy Note9 S Pen

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 photos
Take photo using Samsung Galaxy Note9 S Pen Remote Control

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 Apps
Launching Apps using Samsung Galaxy Note9 S Pen Remote Control

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

• 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

How to activate or connect to S Pen?

1 Tap Setting
Tap Settings
2 Tap Advanced feature
Tap Advanced features
3 Tap S Pen
Tap S Pen
4 Tap S Pen remote. Swipe the slider to the right to connect S Pen
Tap S Pen Remote

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
Tap Reset S Pen
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
Access S Pen Remote from Notification Panel
How to unlock screen using S Pen

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
Tap Settings
2 Tap Advanced feature
Tap Advanced features
3 Tap S Pen
Tap S Pen
4 Tap Unlock with S Pen remote
Tap Unlock with S Pen remote
5 Tap OK
Tap OK
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

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

Samsung Galaxy Note9 S Pen Charging Status
What are the new Live message features
Live Message

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
Screen off memo

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
Tap Settings
2 Tap Advanced feature
Tap Advanced features
3 Tap S Pen
Tap S Pen
4 Tap Screen off memo
Tap Screen off memo
5 Tap Use S Pen signature color and swipe the slider to the left to turn if OFF
Tap Use S Pen signature colour
How to replace S Pen nib

To replace the S Pen nib, follow these steps:

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

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

S Pen Warranty Repairs

If your S Pen was damaged during use, please contact an authorized Samsung Service Centre with your damaged S Pen. It will be covered by In warranty at authorized Samsung Service centre only.

Type of damages:

• End Tip damage

End Tip Damage

• Tail Cap damage

End Tip Damage

• Rear Joint damage

End Tip Damage

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