Change the S Pen settings on your Galaxy Note
Your Note's S Pen can be customized with a touch lighter than air. You don’t even have to press your screen anymore. Just set your phone to Air view and simply wave the S Pen near your screen. You can do this and so much more in S Pen settings.
Important: Magnetic phone covers might interfere with the S Pen. Remove the cover before using the S Pen.
S Pen features and settings
Note: Available features may vary by model and software version.
Maybe you’d like to see a pointer displayed on the screen to show the path of your S Pen. Or, maybe you want an alarm that will sound if you accidentally walk away from your phone with the S Pen. Follow these steps to customize the S Pen's settings.
From Settings, search for and select S Pen under Advanced features.
Here are all of the different settings you can adjust:
Air actions: Turn on or adjust the remote controllability features that come with your S Pen.
S Pen unlock: Unlock your phone without entering your PIN or Password. You just need to press the S Pen button.
Screen off memo: Create notes by pressing the pen button, touching the screen while it is off, and then writing on it.
Create note with Pen button: To start a new note, press and hold the Pen button and then tap the screen twice with the S Pen.
Air view: Turn Air view on or off. This feature lets you preview information, text, and images by hovering your S Pen over the screen.
Show pointer when hovering: Turn the pointer on or off. The pointer appears on the screen when the tip of the S Pen is hovering close enough. Holding the pointer over some features can reveal what an item is or what it does.
Allow multiple S Pens: Use other S Pens on your screen while your S Pen is inserted into your phone. Keep in mind that this may drain your battery.
Shortcuts: Add or remove shortcuts for apps.
Show floating icon: Minimize the Air command menu into a floating icon that can be moved around the screen.
Open Air command with Pen button: Hover your S Pen over the screen and press the Pen button to open the Air command menu.
When S Pen is removed: You can select which action will happen you remove the S Pen from your phone.
Pen proximity alert: Sound an alarm if you walk away from your phone without inserting the S Pen and the screen is off.
Sound: Play sounds when you insert or remove the S Pen or write on the screen.
Vibration: Sets your phone to vibrate when you insert or remove the S Pen.
Certain apps may have additional options for the S Pen. In Samsung Notes, for instance, you can change the thickness of the pen, or draw exclusively with the S Pen by selecting the option for Finger drawing off.
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