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Pair and charge the S Pen with the Galaxy Note9 and Note10

S Pen drawing on the Note9

Bluetooth devices give you tons of flexibility, so you were extra excited when you heard the new Note9 and Note10’s pen is Bluetooth compatible! But the S Pen is no normal pen and it doesn’t use normal Bluetooth. It's a special kind of BT that will let you pair, charge, and reset the Note's innovative S Pen.

Pair the S Pen

The new S Pen has a new kind of advanced Bluetooth that emits a signal at a very low frequency. Because of this, it doesn’t have to be paired to your phone like traditional Bluetooth devices. The Bluetooth is strong enough to keep the S Pen and phone connected all the time, but you won’t have to constantly pair and unpair it.

If the connection between the S Pen and your Note is lost, just insert the S Pen into the Note for a couple seconds. It will pair instantly and the connection will be reestablished.

Yellow S Pen sitting on the Note9

Note: The operational limit of the S Pen is 30 feet. If you move outside of this range, the S Pen will disconnect from your phone.

Charge the S Pen

The new S Pen is built to last, but its battery can drain if you leave it outside of your phone for over 30 minutes, or if you press the S Pen button too many times (about 200 times). To charge your S Pen, insert it into your phone for 40 seconds. In that time, it will recharge to a full 100%.

But how will you know if the battery needs to be charged? No worries, when your S Pen’s battery reaches around 20 percent, you will get a notification reminding you to charge it.

S Pen Remote settings menu

To check your S Pen’s battery level at any time, open the Air command menu by hovering the S Pen over your phone’s screen and pressing the button. Tap Settings in the upper left-hand corner, and then tap S Pen Remote. Your S Pen’s battery level will be displayed at the top of the screen.

Reset the S Pen

If your S Pen won’t connect to your phone or if it doesn’t seem to be charging, resetting the S Pen is a quick fix. To reset it, open Settings, and then search for and select S Pen. Tap S Pen Remote and then tap More Options. Tap Reset S Pen and wait for the S Pen to reset itself.

Note: Resetting your S Pen will revert all of its features, including remote commands, to their default settings.

Reset the S Pen option

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