S Pen

Learn how to hand write memos, draw on screenshots, access S Pen settings, and more.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Learn S Pen Basics
• Hand write memos
• Write or draw on screenshots
• Use Smart select
• Access S Pen settings
• Edit Air command shortcuts
• Turn Air view on or off

Learn S Pen Basics

To learn about all S Pen can do, swipe down from the Notification bar then select the settings Settings icon. Scroll to and select Advanced features, then select S Pen. Scroll down to General, then select the desired option to learn about the S Pen and its features. You can find additional information at the Samsung S Pen page.

Note: S Pen is enabled by default. To enable or disable S Pen, from the S Pen screen, select the S Pen switch.
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Hand write memos

1. Use the S Pen to touch an empty space on the sreen or hover the S Pen over the screen to make the Air command icon Air Command icon apprear. Use the S Pen to select the Air Command icon.

Note: The air command icon Air Command icon will appear on the right side of the screen by default. To move the Air Command icon, select and drag the icon to the desired location. 

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2. From the Air command screen, select create note Create note

Note: You can also handwrite a memo without waking the device. From the Always On Display, hold the point of the S Pen closed to the screen then press the S Pen Button. Write on the screen as desired, then select Save when Finished. Memos written without waking the device will be automatically saved to Samsung Notes.

3. Write your memo. When finished, select the menu icon Menu icon > Save as file > desired file type > navigate to the desired storage location > Done >enter the desired memo name then select Save.

Note: In addition to your selected save location, your memo will also be automatically saved to Samsung Notes. To access Samsung Notes, from the home screen swipe up from the center of the screen to access the Apps tray. Navigate to, then select the samsung notes Samsung Notes app. Recent notes will also appear as an icon on the home screen. To view a recent note, select the Note icon Samsung Note icon. To remove a note from the home screen, select and drag the Note icon Samsung Note icon to Remove at the bottom of the screen. 

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Write or draw on screenshots

From the Air command screen, select screen write Screen write. After the screenshot is captured, you can write or draw on it. Select the Save icon when finished. 

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Use Smart select

With Smart select, you can capture selected portions of the screen. From the Air command screen, select the smart select Smart select icon > desired outline shape > select and drag the outline across the screen to select the desired image capture. Select the Save icon to save. 

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Access S Pen settings

From the Air command screen, select the settings Settings icon. Edit settings as desired. 

Note: Alternately, swipe down from the Notification bar > select the settings icon Settings icon > scroll to and select Advanced features > select S Pen. 

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Edit Air command shortcuts 

From the the S Pen screen, select Shortcuts. Select and drag the desired app to add to the Air command screen. Select the Remove icon on the app you wish to remove from the Air command screen.

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Turn Air view on or off

Air view allows you to preview information, extend text, or enlarge pictures by hovering your pen over the screen. From the S Pen settings screen, select the Air view switch

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