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Take Out Your S Pen and Check Out what Air Command is All About

You’re flipping through that new fashion magazine and see the most beautiful dress. Snatch it up quick with Bixby Vision on your S Pen. You can find styles and even buy them today if available on Amazon. That’s just one of the features you have access to with Air command for the Galaxy Note8 and Note9. To get started, hover the S Pen over the screen and press the S Pen button. You can thank us later when you’re rocking that new dress.

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

Air Command

Draw a heart around that cute picture you took of your dog or create your own emoji: just two fun things you can do with Air command. To get started, hover the S Pen over the screen and touch the floating Air command icon.

You can access the following features in the Air command menu:

  • Smart select: Collect content quickly. 

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

  • Live message: 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.

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

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

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

  • Setting icon: Change the Air command settings. 

Air Command Settings

We knew you'd love Air Command. To make it even better, you can add shortcuts for your favorite apps, or turn the floating icon on or off. Read on to learn how to customize your settings.

With Air Command open, touch Settings. The following options are available:

  • 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.

Add or Remove App Shortcuts

Add app shortcuts

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

With the Air command menu open, touch Add shortcuts. Touch the app you would like to add to your Air command menu.

Note: The amount of apps you can add to the Air Command menu may vary by device.


Remove app shortcuts

Got a little ahead of yourselves adding all those apps? Hey, no worries - just remove the ones you don’t want shortcuts for anymore.

With the Air command menu open, touch and hold the app you would like to remove. While holding, drag the app to Remove. You can also scroll to and touch Add shortcuts. Then, touch the red Delete icon next to your desired app.

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