Get to know how to use S Pen in your Galaxy Note 3, especially on how to launch and use air commands (Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window).
The included S Pen can be used to easily select items or perform functions for your Galaxy Note 3.
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 air command.
- The pen nib of the S Pen is replaceable. If the pen nib gets dull, replace it with a new one.
- If the S Pen is not working properly, take it to a Samsung Service Centre. 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.
- The Menu button and the Back button can be used by the S Pen.
Press the S Pen button while hovering the S Pen over the screen to display air command. With this feature, you can directly use the following actions:
- Action Memo: Write a memo, and then select it by drawing a line around it to take actions related to the memo.
- Scrapbook: Collect a variety of content and save it in Scrapbook. (see Scrapbook page)
- Screen Write: Capture a screenshot and edit it.
- S Finder: Search for a wide variety of content on your device. (see S Finder page)
- Pen Window: Launch multiple applications in specified areas on the screen.
Making a simple memo
Tap Action Memo on the air command. Alternatively, with the S Pen button pressed, double- tap the screen. Jot down or draw a memo, and then select the memo by tapping to perform various actions, such as making a call, adding contacts, sending messages.
With selected, draw a line around an area with the S Pen to perform actions with the selected area.
Tap Screen Write on the air command. Alternatively, with the S Pen button pressed, touch the screen until you hear a click. It is possible to draw or write on or to crop a screenshot.
The screenshot is saved in the Gallery → Screenshots folder.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some applications.
Launching multiple applications
Tap Pen Window on the air command. Draw a line around an area, and then select an application. The application is launched in the area that you have drawn. To minimise the application, tap . Minimised applications are always displayed on top.
To close the applications, tap .
Opening available options
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.
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:
• : Restore the original selection.
• : Convert the selection to circular shape.
• : Convert the selection to rectangular shape.
• : Customise the selection.
Select an application to use with the selected area from the icons that appear at the bottom of the screen.
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