Use the S Pen on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Galaxy Note3 has an S Pen that perform functions and commands for easier control over your device. Knowing and learning how to use the S Pen can help you maximize your device's functions. This article will discuss about the S Pen and how to use it.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note3 S Pen

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 S Pen with its two main parts: the S Pen button, and the S Pen tip.
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    S Pen tip - allows you to perform the basic actions for S Pen.
    You can perform most basic one finger gestures using the S Pen as described on this VisiHow on Use the Touchscreen and the Finger Gestures of Samsung Galaxy Note 3.{
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    S Pen button - allows you to perform advanced actions for S Pen.
    You can on the VisiHow on how to use the S Pen button to perform Use Air Command on Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
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How to use the S Pen on Samsung Galaxy Note3

To use the S Pen, simply remove the S Pen from the slot on your Note3

Illustration on how to remove the S Pen from the slot on Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

What happens when S Pen is pulled out of the slot on Samsung Galaxy Note3

When S Pen is pulled out from the slot, the device will detect this and will automatically perform the following actions:

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    If the screen is off, it will automatically turn the screen on.
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    Action memo or the Air command is displayed.
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  • The S Pen nib can get dull and is replaceable. Make sure you do not replace your nib with a used one to prevent unwanted functions on the S Pen.
  • When the S Pen is malfunctioning, do not attempt to fix it on your own. Instead, bring it to a Samsung Service Centre to have it checked.
  • Do not use the S Pen at sharp angles. This will ensure that you won't make unnecessary risks of damaging your Note3's screen.
  • The S Pen can be used to tap on the "Menu" button and the "Back" button.
  • To make sure that you do not lose your S Pen on your Samsung Galaxy Note3, you can check on this VisiHow on how to set your device to warn you when the S Pen is removed from the slot.

Know the settings for using S Pen on Samsung Galaxy Note3

The following are the settings that you can when using the S Pen on your device:

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    Disable pen detection - allows you to turn off detection when S Pen is inserted or removed from the slot.
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    S Pen keeper - allows your Note3 to display an alert through pop-up message and sound whenever the screen is off and the S Pen is not inserted to the slot.
    This makes sure that you do not leave or lose your S Pen.
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    Pointer - allows you to set your Note3 to display the pointer of your S Pen when hovering the S Pen over your screen.
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    Direct pen input - allows you to set your Note3 to launch handwriting pad when the S Pen is hovered over a text input field.
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    Pen detachment options - allows you to set your Note3 to automatically launch Action Memo or show Air command when the S Pen is removed from the slot.
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    Pen attach/detach sound - allows you to set your Note3 to create a sound when the S Pen is pulled in and out from the slot.
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Questions and Answers

Can I write on the Note3 screen by just hovering the S Pen? This way, I can avoid touching the screen altogether since I'm concerned about causing harm to it with the S Pen.

Your Galaxy Note3 is designed to be used with the S Pen. In addition to the S Pen's soft, rubber tip, the Galaxy Note3's screen is made of Gorilla Glass, which is a highly scratch-resistant material. So even though there's no way to write on the screen without touching it, take solace in the fact that touching the screen with the S Pen won't cause any damage.

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I do not know how to use the S pen. Please help?

I do not know how to use the S pen. Please help

Please have a look back at the article above, and read through the steps for how to use the S-Pen on your Samsung Galaxy Note3. If you need specific help with an item we have not discussed, or are confused by something we've listed there, please let us know the specific question. We'll do our best to get you an answer. Thanks for using VisiHow.

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Hi there, My S pen will write to screen when hovering above keyboard?

My S pen will write to screen when hovering above keyboard when writing a SMS... if I do touch the screen it writes double or triple characters every time..It might write to screen as I move the pen away from screen.. I must have pressed something accidentally.. any help would be great..

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Hello. If you scroll to the top of this article, you can select the second numbered step, which has a link to our article on how to use Air Gestures on the Samsung Galaxy Note III. What is happening at the moment is that your S-Pen is set up for Air Gestures, which can of course be confusing if you aren't aware that it was turned on, or didn't turn it on yourself. All you need to do is turn it off.

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I want my S pen to STOP writing hovering above the keyboard?

When I bring out S pen I don't have any other problems but I want it to stop writing texts when hovering above the keyboard

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How to change S-pen setting to touch the screen. Its now working without touching?

S-pen not showing air command while pressing switch, and is not working if pen touches the screen

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How to activate air pen touch in Samsung Note3?

I don't understand how to activate air touch function in Samsung Galaxy note 3

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Is it necessary to push the nib of s-pen for writing?

Can you tell me whether it is necessary to push the nib of S-pen for writing or we can write simply without pressing the nib?

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My hand set not showing s-pen pointer?

My hand set not showing s-pen pointer

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How do I turn off air gestures?

My pen writes while hovering over screen

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