Pair and charge the S Pen with the Galaxy Note phone

An S Pen being inserted into a Note20

Bluetooth devices give you tons of flexibility, and the S Pen on Galaxy Note phones are Bluetooth compatible! This includes the Note20 5G and Note20 Ultra 5G, which include the most streamlined and customizable S Pens yet. 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.

Note: The S Pen is not compatible with other Note models and is made to be used specifically with your Note phone.

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, so 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.

A bronze S Pen sitting on a Note20

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 percent.

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 on a Note20

To check your S Pen’s battery level at any time, open the Air command menu. Tap Settings in the lower left-hand corner, and then tap S Pen Remote or Air actions. 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 again, then tap S Pen remote or Air actions, and then tap More options (the three vertical dots). 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 on a Note20

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