How To Use S Pen - Samsung Galaxy Note Pro

How To Use S Pen - Samsung Galaxy Note Pro
How To Use S Pen - Samsung Galaxy Note Pro

Learn how to use S Pen on your Samsung Galaxy Note Pro. The S Pen is a stylus that assists you in performing different functions. By using the Pen button, you can minimize having to switch between touch and pen input.

S Pen button: Perform advanced S Pen actions.
S Pen tip: Perform basic S Pen actions.

Using the S Pen

  • The included S Pen can be used to easily select items or perform functions. Actions using the S Pen with the button pressed provide additional conveniences, such as screen capture. Pull out the S Pen from the slot to use it.


When you pull out the S Pen from the slot, the device detects it and performs the following:

  • Turns on the touch screen (if it is off).
  • Launches action memo, or display general air commands.

Note:

  • The pen tip of the S Pen is replaceable. If the pen tip gets dull, replace it with a new one.
  • If the S Pen is not working properly, take it to a Samsung Service Center. Refer to the Samsung website for more information about the S Pen.
  • For best results, keep the S Pen mostly perpendicular to the touch screen and avoid using it at sharp angles.

Capturing Screenshots

  • With the S Pen button pressed, touch the screen until you hear a click. A screenshot is saved in the Gallery > Screenshots folder.
  • It is possible to draw or write on or to crop a screenshot. The edited image is saved in the Gallery > Screenshots folder.
  • It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some applications.

Launching Action Memo

  • With the S Pen button pressed, double-tap the screen to launch action memo.
  • Jot down or draw a note, and then select the memo by tapping to perform various actions, such as adding contacts or sending a email. With the memo selected, draw a line around an area with the S Pen to perform actions with the selected area.

Selecting and Capturing an Image

With the S Pen button pressed, draw a line around an area to select it. If necessary, use one of the following options:

  • Select icon: Restore the original selection.
  • Circular Shape icon: Convert the selection to circular shape.
  • Rectangle Shape icon: Convert the selection to rectangular shape.
  • Select icon :Customize the selection.

Select an application to use with the selected area from the icons that appear at the bottom of the screen.

Using Air Command

Press the S Pen button while hovering the S Pen over the screen. In most cases, general air commands appear on the screen when pressing the S Pen button.
Use the following actions:

  • Action Memo: Launch action memo.
  • Scrap booker: Select and capture an image, and then save the image into Scrapbook.
  • Screen write: Capture a screenshot and edit it with the S Pen.
  • S Finder: Launch S Finder.
    Pen window: Launch multiple applications in specified areas on the screen.

  • Some items have contextual menus that make the S Pen pointer glow. Press the S Pen button to display the menu while hovering the S Pen over the item.

Air View

Use this feature to perform various functions while the S Pen is hovering over the screen.

  • From a Home screen, touch Apps icon > Settings icon > S Pen > Air view.
  • Touch the OFF / ON button to turn the feature ON icon.
  • Point at an item with the S Pen to preview content or view information in a pop-up window.
  • You can scroll through panels or lists by moving the S Pen pointer to an edge (top/bottom/left/right) of the screen.

Replacing the S Pen Tip

While using the S Pen, the S Pen tip may get dull. If the tip is dull, replace it with a new one.

  • Hold the tip with the tweezer firmly, and then pull it out.

  • Insert a new tip into the S Pen until you hear a click.

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