How To Use Samsung S Pen

Samsung S pen is an amazing device of some Samsung smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy S21 Ultra, and other recent Samsung devices. If you still don’t know what you can do and how to use Samsung S Pen properly, this article is for you as in this article we’ll discuss some tips and tricks on Samsung S pen.

If you have used any of the Galaxy note smartphones previously, you will know how this pen can enhance your experience of using a high-class smartphone. But, if you haven’t, it can be a little confusing for you. Let’s know about this smart pen and it’s functionalities in detail.

With which devices does Samsung S pen work? 

Though there are several Samsung S pens, they are all more or less the same. Samsung S Pen Fold Edition is specially designed for Galaxy Z Fold 3, but S Pen Pro works on the Z Fold 3, Note series, Tab S7 series, and Galaxy S21 Ultra.

Tricks and Tips: How to use Samsung S pen

  1. Add features to the quick menu 

To add features to the quick menu using Samsung S pen, follow the steps mentioned below:

First, you have to hover the pen on your screen and press the pen’s side button. You can now see the quick menu. This menu includes all the popular options.

Click on the cog icon at the bottom left to customize the quick menu according to your preference.

Click on Shortcuts

On the next screen, you’ll be able to see all the S pen features. On the right side of your display, you can see the pinned features on your quick menu.

To add new features, tap on the Quick menu by using your finger or the pen tip.

If you want to delete any feature, tap the grey circle with a red line inside.

  1. Create notes 

You can create notes with your S pen as well. After activating this feature, you’ll be able to see the convert to text option at the right.

Click on it, and It should convert the text, even your handwriting (written with the pen), to text.

  1. Smart select 

It is a creative way to take a screenshot of the screen of your Samsung phone. Select this feature, and at the bottom of the display, you’ll be able to see a list of tools. You can select any of them. As an example, if you select the Lasso tool, or will allow you to select a certain part of a photograph and get it cropped automatically.

  1. Screenwriting

Would you love to take a picture even more creatively with your own handwriting? This feature allows you to do that:

Select this feature

You’ll now be able to take a screenshot on your Samsung smartphone and write on it and even crop it with your S pen.

  1. Air view 

This feature helps you to navigate your Samsung phone or device. You can hover over photos, scroll web pages, and do similar things by using it. Here are the steps for that:

First, you have to enter the Settings

Navigate to the Advanced feature and tap on it

Scroll down and toggle on the AirView

  1. AR doodle

You can use this feature for 3D drawing on videos, and even it allows you to view your handiwork in a real-time AR.

  1. Colouring and PenUp

Using your S pen, the coloring features allow you to make blank outlines pretty. It can be your perfect free time partner for relaxation. The Penup feature is something similar. It opens the Penup app that allows users to color different drawings, and even if you want, you can draw by following guidelines and submitting them to the app.

  1. Write on calendar 

This feature allows you to view the calendar and mark or write on them to avoid missing any important date.

  1. Live massage 

This feature allows you to take a photo or video and customize it with a written note by using the S pen.

  1. Translate

If you are trying to read something on your phone in a different language, you can instantly translate it with an S pen.

  • Chose the language you are willing to translate from and translate to
  • Hover over some text, and it will be auto-translated.
  1. Magnify 

This feature turns your S pen into a magnifying glass. After selecting this, when you hover over any text, it automatically makes it large.

  1. Bixby vision

It is one of the most useful features of the S pen. After activating this feature, when you hover over the photos on your gallery or a random webpage, it will offer you the product’s link from the Amazon shopping app. It also allows users to copy only the highlighted texts and search for them.

  1. Glance 

It helps you to take notes or write from any other information. When activated inside an app, it shrinks the photo or document and turns it into a tiny box on one side of the screen. You can get back to full screen by hovering over the tiny one.


Samsung S pen has many exciting and unique features that are useful and fun to use. Hope these tricks and tips were useful to you, and all your confusion is cleared now.

Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.


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