The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is there, and it is definitely the fastest and most productive Samsung phone ever. Samsung's Note series is always known for its S Pen stylus and every year the company adds a range of ultra-productive features. The capabilities of the S Pen are infinite – from taking quick notes to using as a remote control, this single stylus has made the Note series the best-selling products worldwide.
With Note 9, Samsung has drastically changed the way the S Pen works. It now has its own battery, can do much more than air commands and now works on Bluetooth LE. Here is our list of tips and tricks that you need to know to squeeze the limit out of the small stylus.
1. Unlock your phone via the S Pen
While the Note 9 has a series of unlocking methods , the new S Pen can also unlock your phone with just one click. To enable the function, go to Settings> Advanced functions> S Pen> Unlock with S Pen remote control and select "Unlock with S Pen remote control".
This comes in handy when you are in a presentation and need to quickly unlock the phone. When you come to presentations, the S Pen also comes with external possibilities, but more about that in the next point.
2. External options
Like I said before, the Note 9 S Pen has its own battery and it automatically charges when you press it. With this battery the stylus can work as a remote control, you can now control multiple functions of an app via the stylus. For example, you can use the S Pen as a camera shutter or use it to change slides in a presentation.
Currently the external functionality is supported by the camera, gallery, media, Chrome, Home Office editor and Snapchat.
3. Screen Off Memo
This feature has been available since the Note 7 and uses the expertise of Samsung in AMOLED screens. With Off Screen Memo, as soon as you remove the S Pen from the slot, the phone displays a black screen for writing. It is perfect for last minute lists, capturing your thoughts or taking notes during a work event.
AMOLED displays do not require constant backlighting, so only the pixels on which you write consume power. This option is not only fast, but also saves a lot of power. Anything you note will be stored in the Samsung note app for later sharing or editing.
4. Magnifying glass
Once you remove the S Pen, the menu with the air commands is displayed. Select the icon with the S Pen and a rounded square that occupies a small box on the screen appears. If you point the tip of the pen to the area that you want to enlarge, it will be displayed in that square. You can change the magnification between 1.5 – 3x at any time.
5. Customize Air Orders
Air-command is the interface that appears and on which you can tap with the S Pen. To adjust it, open the Air command and tap the settings bar that appears in the opposite corner. Here you can change the shortcuts, start any app you have on your phone or add the handy Glance feature that is not included by default.
If you have the S Pen in hand, but the Air command icon has disappeared or you have turned it off, just press the button on the S Pen as you approach the screen.
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6. Live messages
Live messages are animated GIFs that your brushstrokes in realtime recording and replay time for up to 15 seconds. There are also options to change the thickness of the lines, and a choice of colors.
To view live messages, simply remove the S Pen from the device, click on the gray icon of the pen, and & # 39; live message & # 39; to select. "
7. Translate Via the S Pen
There is also a translation option for S Pen. Select "translate" from Air Command and go to your mysterious language text and float about what you want to translate. Using the top control you can select a single word or whole paragraph.
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