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Manage S Pen Settings on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition [Complete Guide]

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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There are lots of ways to get things done with S Pen on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. S Pen is Samsung's handwriting-to-text engine that automatically converts all your notes including phone numbers, contact details, and even text messages to text.

How S does Pen work?

Hovering S Pen over the screen and pressing the button on the side will bring up the Air Command menu, wherein you can have quick and easy access to incredibly helpful functions, including screen navigation, communication via handwriting or free-form drawings, capture screenshots, create and share information with the pre-loaded S Note applications.

To pull the end of S Pen out of the Galaxy Note 10 tablet, all you have to do is to use your fingernail.

In case you need some help on how to use S Pen on your Galaxy Note 10 tablet, we offer you this guide.

Note:

The methods elaborated in this content are mainly on using S Pen and performing air gestures on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition tablet.

A. Using the S Pen Shortcuts on Galaxy Note 10.1

Following are S Pen shortcuts for capturing screenshots on your Galaxy Note 10:

1. Press the S Pen button.
2. Now use the S Pen to touch and hold the screen until you hear a click. That click indicates that a screenshot was taken.

B. Using S Pen to Launch Action Memo on Galaxy Note 10.1

1. Press the S Pen button.
2. Double-tap the screen. That should launch action memo on your device.

C. Using S Pen to select or capture image

1. Press the S Pen button.
2. To select an object, use S Pen to draw a line around the object. The selected object will be captured.

D. Using S Pen Air Commands on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

You can access previews of content without actually having to open it. This is possible with the Air View feature. To access different preview functions on your tablet, use the S Pen to hover across the screen.

To quickly activate frequently used apps or perform tasks on your Galaxy Note 10 tablet, you can use Air Commands as follow:

1. Action Memo - This command links short notes to applications.
2. Scrap Booker - This command captures, saves and categorizes clipped images.
3. Screen write - This command captures screenshots and writes or draws on them.
4. S Finder - This command is used for searching contents on your tablet.
5. Pen Window - This command is used to outline a window on the screen, allowing you to quickly access selected apps.

How to access more S Pen settings on your Galaxy Note 10.1?

1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
2. Touch Settings.
3. Touch Controls tab.
4. Select S Pen.

When you get to the S Pen settings/menu, you will find the following options: 
  • Turn off pen detector - An option used to deactivate pen detection.
  • Pointer - An option used to activate the ability to show the pointer when you hover the S Pen over the screen.
  • Direct pen input - An option used to display the handwriting pad within the text input area when the S Pen is detected.
  • Air View - An option used to display helpful information when you hover your finger over the screen.
  • Air Command - An option used to activate or deactivate the Air command function that shows up on-screen once you remove the S Pen from its internal slot.
  • Sound and haptic feedback - An option used to play sound and feel vibration when you hover your finger over Air view items.
  • Pen detachment options - An option used to activated a selected action when the device detects the S Pen is detached. Among the available options to choose from are None, Action Memo, and Air command.
  • Pen attach/detach sound - An option used to select a sound to be played whenever the pen is attached or detached from the tablet. 

Motions and Palm Motion features

With the Motions feature, you can control your tablet using natural hand movements, like putting the tablet to your ear to call a displayed contact. Here's how to access Motion settings on your Galaxy Note 10.1.

1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
2. Touch Settings.
3. Touch Controls tab.
4. Touch Motions.
5. Touch the ON/OFF switch to enable these features:
  • Zoom - When viewing a picture in Gallery, you can tilt the tablet to zoom in or out.
  • Browse an image - To pan from side to side while viewing an image, move the tablet in a side-to-side motion. 

Palm Motion - With this feature, you can control the tablet by tapping the screen with your palm. Just follow these steps to enable and use Palm Motion on your device:

1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
2. Touch Settings.
3. Touch Controls tab.
4. Select Palm Motion.
5. Toggle the ON/OFF switch to enable features including:
  • Capture screen - this lets you capture the screen by swiping it from right to left or vice-versa with the side of your hand.
  • Mute/pause - this lets you mute incoming calls and pause playback by covering the screen with your hand. 

Using the Smart Screen

Your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet has many special features, including Smart Screen. Such smart features are used to enhance or optimize viewing on your tablet's display. Follow these steps to enable Smart Screen feature on your tablet.

1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
2. Touch Settings.
3. Touch Controls tab.
4. Select Smart screen. There are four smart screen features you can select from, including the following:
  • Smart Stay - this option is used to keep the screen on as long as you are looking at it.
  • Smart Rotation - this option is used to rotate the screen based on the orientation of your face.
  • Smart Pause - this option is used to pause video when you are facing away from the display.
  • Smart Scroll - this option is used to scroll up or down. In order to get this done, tilt your head or tablet while looking at the screen. To enable Smart Scroll, touch the ON/OFF switch, and then touch Smart Scroll for options.


 

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