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Galaxy Note 9 S Pen remote features will soon be available in other apps

The S Pen remote features on the Galaxy Note 9 are made possible by Bluetooth support. It’s the first stylus from Samsung to feature a Bluetooth Low-Energy module and antenna. This enables the S Pen to double as a remote control within a 10-meter radius of the device.

It works with native apps so the S Pen can be used to click photos, play/pause music and videos or even as a click during presentations. Samsung did say that it would provide developers with an SDK so that they can bring S Pen remote features to their apps. The SDK is available now.

S Pen remote features in third-party apps

We already have a detailed guide on how to select what a single and double press of the S Pen does in supported apps. The guide will also teach you how to launch an app by holding down the S Pen. The same method can also be used to launch various S Pen functions such as live messages.

The Bluetooth S Pen’s compatibility has largely been limited to native apps so far. Samsung did say when the Galaxy Note 9 was launched in August that it would open the S Pen SDK to developers. This will enable compatibility with countless third-party apps. The company also wants business customers to utilize this feature for their applications.

Developers will now be able to add S Pen remote features to their apps using the recently launched SDK. It’s accessible from Samsung’s developer website. You can expect more apps to support the S Pen remote in the coming weeks.

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nathan807
nathan807

that’s what so far in India NO U{|PDATES for NOTE 9. Leading position in India for premium segment model phones. Samsung is not ready to update the Premium phone with at least Monthly security updates. No update for NOTE 9 India since its launch… it is the Flagship device for Samsung so try to update with Monthly security updates.

GS7edge
GS7edge

SPen is getting more useful!

Saranan Majilya
Saranan Majilya

Excellent..