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Change the S Pen settings on your Galaxy Note

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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 befroe 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:

S Pen Settings
  • 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.

  • Direct pen input: Turn the Direct pen input feature on or off. This feature allows you to switch from the keyboard to the S Pen when you want to type.

  • Pointer: 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.

  • Screen off memo: Create notes by pressing the pen button, touching the screen while it is off, and then writing on it.

  • Shortcuts: Add or remove shortcuts for apps.

  • Floating icon: Minimize the Air command menu into a floating icon that can be moved around the screen.

  • When S Pen is removed: You can select which action will happen you remove the S Pen from your phone.

  • Alarm: Sound an alarm if you walk away from your phone without inserting the S Pen and the screen is off.

  • Power saver: Save battery power by not trying to detect your S Pen while it's in your phone.

  • 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.

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