How do I use the S Pen remote control on the Galaxy Note9?

In this video we will show you how to use the S Pen as a remote control on your Galaxy Note9.

Discover what features the S Pen has and make the most out of your Note9.

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How do I use the S Pen remote control on the Galaxy Note9?

Welcome! 

The new S Pen is equipped with Bluetooth, so you can use it as a remote control. 

To activate S Pen remote, launch the Settings app, tap Advanced features, then tap S Pen and S Pen remote.

Let’s give it a try!

When you are in the Camera app, you can easily take photos without setting a timer. Press the S Pen button once to take a photo, and press it twice to switch between the front and back camera.

If you are in the Media Player app, you can play or pause a video by a single press on the S Pen button.
A double press of the S Pen will take you to the next track or video.


In the Voice Recorder app, you can play or pause a recording by single pressing the S Pen.

If you are in a Presentation you can simply go to the next slide by a single press, or go to the previous slide by a double press on the S Pen.

When in the Gallery a single press on the S Pen takes you to the next picture and a double press returns you to the previous one.

You can also press and hold the S Pen button to quickly launch a pre-assigned app such as the camera or gallery.

It is also possible to unlock your screen with the S Pen.

To activate this feature you will first need to set a secure screen lock, like a pattern, pin or password. This will deactivate any other security features such as fingerprint or facial recognition.

Then, launch the Settings app and tap Advanced features. Tap S Pen, then tap and select Unlock with S Pen remote and then OK. 

By pressing the S Pen button your screen will now be unlocked and you will see the Home screen.

We hope you enjoyed watching this video about using your Samsung Galaxy Note9.  Please watch our other videos or visit the Samsung Community to learn more about all your Samsung products.  

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