Create Memos Using S Memo on Samsung Galaxy S4

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Samsung Galaxy S4 S Memo allows you to use the keypad and/or your finger, to draw, write and create memos. You can also add pictures, recordings, messages and text using the application. This wiki will be in three parts:

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  • How to open a new S Memo.
  • How to perform gestures in S Memo.
  • Available options for S Memo during editing.
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How to Open a New S Memo on Samsung Galaxy S4

Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note series of phones the S4 does not come with the S-Pen stylus. On the Galaxy Note phones, when you take the S-Pen out of its slot the phone automatically launches the S-Note app. Without the pen launching feature, you must open the app manually.

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  1. 1
    Go to your home screen by pressing the "Home" button, located on the lower middle part of your phone's front screen.
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  2. 2
    From Home, tap on the "Apps" icon
    Apps Icon on Setup and use the application - Use Story Album on Samsung Galaxy S4.PNG
    to get into the application folder, where you'll see all the applications installed on your phone.
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    Go over the application list and look for the icon for "S Memo".
    Open the application by tapping on it.
    Pic2 How to Use and Create Memos Using S Memo on Samsung Galaxy S4.PNG
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  4. 4
    You will now be taken to the S Memo application page.
    Tap on the pen icon on the upper-right part of the application to create a new S Memo.
    Pic3 How to Use and Create Memos Using S Memo on Samsung Galaxy S4.PNG
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    Compose your memo.
    Tap on the area with grids to compose your memo. You can use free-hand writing, text based writing, add shapes and other options found on the list:
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    1. Free-hand writing button -
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      allows you to enter memos using your finger and writing on the memo area.
    2. Insert text button -
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      allows you to enter a memo or text using the virtual keyboard of your device.
    3. Insert shape button -
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      allows you to insert shapes to your memo.
    4. Back button -
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      allows you to cancel the last action to revert any change on your memo.
    5. Forward button -
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      allows you to redo a canceled action to reapply change you made with the back button.
    6. Cancel button -
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      allows you to cancel the memo that you created. Any unsaved changes will be deleted.
    7. Save button -
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      allows you to save changes on your current memo.
    8. Move view button -
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      allows you to move your screen to other areas of the memo not visible on the screen.
    9. Add picture button -
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      allows you to insert pictures to your memo from your gallery.
    10. Microphone button -
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      allows you to speak and include an audio recording on your memo.
    11. Open new memo button -
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      allows you to open a new memo.
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    You are done with composing your memo.
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How to Use S Memo Features on Samsung Galaxy S4

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    Go to your home screen by pressing the "Home" button, located on the lower middle part of your phone's front screen.
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    From Home, tap on the "Apps" icon
    Apps Icon on Setup and use the application - Use Story Album on Samsung Galaxy S4.PNG
    to get into the application folder, where you'll see all the applications installed on your phone.
    Pic1 How to Use and Create Memos Using S Memo on Samsung Galaxy S4.PNG
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    Go over the application list and look for the icon for "S Memo".
    Open the application by tapping on it.
    Pic2 How to Use and Create Memos Using S Memo on Samsung Galaxy S4.PNG
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  4. 4
    You will now be taken to the S Memo application page.
    Tap on the "Menu" button
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    to view the additional menu on the S Memo.
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    You will see the options available for S Memo:
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    1. Share via -
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      allows you to share the memo with other online services. You need to login to each individual service you want to share with.
    2. Delete -
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      allows you to delete the memo.
    3. Export -
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      allows you to export the memo to your phone's gallery. You can export it as a picture file or a PDF.
    4. Save as -
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      allows you to save the memo to a different file type. You can also set a new name to preserve the original file and create a new file with the changes on it.
    5. Add tag -
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      allows you to tag the memo.
    6. Add to Favorites -
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      allows you to add the S Memo to your favorite list.
    7. Change background -
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      allows you to change the background image of your memo.
    8. Edit pages -
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      allows you to edit, delete and rearrange pages on the S Memo.
    9. Create Event -
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      allows you to create an event on your memo linking it to the calendar.
    10. Set as -
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      allows you to set your memo to any of the following: picture of a contact, lock screen wallpaper, home screen wallpaper, or home and lock screens.
    11. Print -
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      allows you to print your memo with a printer in the network (wireless).
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Finger Gesture of the S Memo on Samsung Galaxy S4

The following gestures will allow you to have more control over the S Memo on your Samsung Galaxy S4:

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Zoom in gesture - allows you to zoom in on a certain area in the S Memo, thus, magnifying it. The gesture is done by putting two fingers onto the screen, and then stretching them apart, until you've reached a satisfactory size.

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Zoom out gesture - allows you to zoom out on a certain area on the S Memo. The gesture is done by pinching two fingers, on your touchscreen (opposite of zoom in).

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Panning gesture - allows you to easily and quickly move from one area into the other while S Memo is zoomed in. The gesture is done by dragging two fingers to any part of your screen.

  • Note: Some options, functions and commands may require an internet connection.

Questions and Answers

I forgot my password for documents in S Memo.

Is there a way to open the documents?

For security reasons, Samsung has restricted, and has not offered solutions, for S Memos that are locked. You need to know the unlock code to open the memo on your device. If you do not know the code, then you cannot, basically, do anything with the Memo. You cannot even delete it.

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If you really want to delete those locked S Memo, you can check out this article on how to reset Galaxy S4. Take note that a reset will delete all of your phone's files so read this first. backing up Galaxy S4's files

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One way to possibly open the document in your S Memo, is to open up the folder from your computer. This will allow you to open the folder to copy the information from your device as to not lose your important information.

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How do I save notes under contacts?

In my blackberry I can save info such as my girlfriend's shoe size - all under her contact. How do I do that on the Galaxy S4?

On the Samsung Galaxy S4, there is no area you can leave a note under contact's information. You can in fact use the application S Memo to add notes to your device.

How do you increase font size in S Memo in Galaxy S4?

Also, in S4 - the 3rd button under your compose tutorial above, is an erase button, I believe, not an insert shapes.

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===When I am typing a memo, it doesn't automatically change page. I have to manually do it, to carry on. It's irritating because if I have to do an edit and the page is full, I cannot edit it. It wasn't like this before my update. Help

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I simply want to take the lock off memo on my S4?

I can use memos, but can't gain access.

If you are not rooted, and the data on S-Memo is important, consider rooting the device in order to recover it. You can then try any of the following to gain access ( For Rooted Devices Only:

  • Sync your S-Memo with Evernote or Googlenote (this will back up your memos or notes).
  • Go to the S-Memo directory on your phone.
  • Delete directory.
  • Restart S-Memo app.
  • Enter new password.

NOTE: This procedure will allow you to use S-Memo with a new lock.

Syncing S-memo with Evernote also removes the lock. This may vary in versions as this is tested only on Android Gingerbread.

  • Download the app called Root Browser from your app store.
  • Download plugins from first run.
  • Go to: /data/user/0/com.sec.Android.app.memo/databases/.
  • Open memo.db.
  • Open memo_content.
  • Go to C2CONTENT tab.

IMPORTANT: Each entry is a line of your memo. You will see as many entries as the number of total lines in all of your memos.

You will now be able to see the locked note.

If you are not rooted, you can be able to access s-memo by doing a Factory Reset. Unfortunately, this will delete all data. To do this, do the following:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap Accounts.
  • Tap Back Up and Reset.
  • Tap Factory Data Reset.
  • Tap Reset Device.
  • Choose Delete All/Erase Everything.

OR

  • Dial : *2767*3855#.

Galaxy note taking and reminders.

I want to use S Memo to take notes and create reminders during the day, but if I make an S note, where do I find it? Is it possible to send it to email? Is there a better application?

After you use S Memo to type your reminder, you can use the alternate way of taking a screen shot to send to your email for safekeeping, or as an extra reminder.

I was recording on S Memo, and then lost it when a call came in.

Can I retrieve it? Is it somewhere on my memory card?

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How do I delete the second page of a memo in S Memo?

I have some documents in S Memo where the second page is blank, and I want to delete them. How do I do this?

  • Select/Open the S Memo item that has the extra pages.
  • Tap the screen to get into Edit Mode.
  • Tap the "Menu" button, and select "Edit Pages".
  • Tap the "Delete" (Trash Bin) Icon.
  • Now you'll see all the pages in this memo with a small box on each page.
  • Tap the box on each page you want to delete, a small check mark appears
  • Tap the "DELETE" command (next to "CANCEL") at the top.
  • Confirm that your selected number of pages will be deleted, and tap "OK".
  • Tap the arrow to return to the edit mode, or the "Return" button.
  • Don't forget to SAVE your changes.
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See more questions like this: Trying to delete blank pages on S Memo?

When l push the Messaging icon, 'App Info', S Memo features on the screen.

I therefore cannot access my messages. Can you help?

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Is there a way to create an S memo and save it as a desktop action memo?

Using a Samsung Galaxy Note4. Would like to have my desktop action memo have the same formatting as is available in an S memo. Is that possible?

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When I open an existing memo, then tap on edit, I see my previous version.

When I open an existing memo, tap on edit and I see my previous version, not the most recent one I've saved. This happens over and over

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Hi, How can I text S memo without sending in multimedia picture?

In Galaxy S3, I could add text, choose S memo, and send it as a text. In Galaxy S4, I can only attach S memo to text, and send as a picture.

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Hi, I am surprised, someone trying to help like this.

Samsung Galaxy S4 model no. SGH-1337M . Trying to delete an image from S Memo while keeping the rest of the memo intact.

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I have a Samsung S7. I would like to print a memo from my phone. Is this possible?

I have a memo on my Samsung Galaxy S7 I would like to print to my HP Deskjet printer. Is this possible? I have tried: Looking up on Google how to do this.

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How can I rename a memo which has already been set up & named?

I don't want to change the content of my memo, just the tag. I have tried: Haven't really tried anything as I can't find a button to change the tag name. On the lower left edge of the phone there are options but does not appear to include name change

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