Use and manage the Air command menu on your Galaxy device

Galaxy S22 Ultra with Air command menu on screen

If you’re flipping through a fashion website on your phone and see something you want to buy, don't hesitate. You can snatch up a screenshot quick with Smart select on your S Pen. It’s just one of the features you can use with Air command on Galaxy devices that support an S Pen! You can also edit and adjust what apps or features show in the Air command menu for faster access.

Important: Magnetic phone covers might interfere with the S Pen. Remove the cover before using the S Pen.

Air command features

Draw a heart around that cute picture of your dog or translate a foreign language: just two cool things you can do with Air command.

To see all of the Air command's features, pull your S Pen out of its slot. The Air command menu should instantly open! If the S Pen is already out, just 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:

A list of Air commands on a Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Create note: Open Samsung Notes to jot down a quick note with the S Pen.

  • View all notes: Open Samsung Notes to see every note you’ve written.

  • Smart select: Allows you to collect content quickly. You can also make your own GIFs from content on the screen.

  • Screen write: Write and draw on the current screen.

  • Live messages: Draw your own emojis, make animated GIFs, or write handwritten messages on photos. Live message allows you to express your feelings and send them to people you care about.

  • AR Doodle: Draw or write AR text on your camera's viewfinder in real time!

  • Translate: Hover the S Pen over a word to translate it.

    Note: Currencies and units in a sentence can be converted in accordance with the system language that you’re currently using.

  • Bixby Vision: Identify landmarks, translate foreign languages, and shop for products online. The option will vary depending on the image.

  • PENUP: Let your creativity run wild. Draw, color, and much more.

  • Setting icon: Change the Air command settings.

  • Add shortcuts: Add shortcuts for your frequently used apps to the Air command panel.

Add or remove app shortcuts

You love the default Air command shortcuts, but there are other apps you're always using as well. Add all your favorite apps as shortcuts for quick and easy access.

Open the Air command menu using your S Pen. Scroll to the bottom of the Air command features, and then tap Add shortcuts (the plus sign). Select the app you would like to add to your Air command menu. That's all there is to it.

Got a little ahead of yourself and added too much? If you're still in the settings screen, tap the red minus sign on the icon to remove it. You can also open Air command, then touch and hold the icon you'd like to remove, and drag it to Remove at the top of the screen.

A list of Shortcuts for Air command on a Galaxy S22 Ultra

You can add and remove Air command shortcuts from Settings. Just search for S Pen and tap Shortcuts.

Note: The number of apps you can add to the Air Command menu may vary by device. If you have reached the maximum amount of shortcuts, Add shortcuts (the plus sign) will not appear.

Turn the Air command icon on or off

Maybe you keep accidentally touching the Air command icon by mistake. No worries, you can make it disappear if you prefer.

With Air command open, tap Settings, and swipe to the Air command section. Tap Air command, and then tap the switch next to Show air command icon.

If you need to access the Air command features, just take the S Pen out of your device. The Air command menu will automatically open. You can also hover your S Pen above your device’s screen and press the Pen button on its side to open up the menu.

A list of S Pen settings on a Galaxy S22 Ultra
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