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[Poll Results!] Are you still regularly using your Galaxy Note 9 S Pen as a remote?

There’s been an abundance of leaks and rumors about the Galaxy Note 10 in recent weeks, but none of them have talked about whether the S Pen is getting any new features. That’s perhaps not a bad thing, as the S Pen has been an excellent tool for a myriad of tasks for a long time now, and the stylus became considerably more useful last year when it gained Bluetooth functionality with the Galaxy Note 9.

Built-in Bluetooth allows the stylus to be a remote control for performing various functions inside apps. You can take a photo from afar, control PowerPoint presentations, pause playback on YouTube and other media apps, go back or forward in Google Chrome, and more. It’s customizable as well: You have the option to assign different actions to a single press and double press of the S Pen button.

However, when we reviewed the Galaxy Note 9, we pointed out how the remote functionality of the S Pen may turn out to be a novelty for some users and that they’d just forget about using the stylus as a remote after the initial few weeks or months. And now, almost a year later, we feel like asking our readers a very simple question: Are you still regularly using your Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen as a remote?

Tell us by selecting the appropriate response in the poll below and discussing your thoughts on the matter down in the comments section!

Results: 55 percent of voters say they continue to use their S Pen’s remote functionality regularly, while 45 percent said they don’t use it regularly anymore. Those who do use it seem to mostly use it for taking pictures in the camera, which doesn’t surprise us at the slightest.

Are you still regularly using your Galaxy Note 9 S Pen as a remote?
  • Model: SM-N960F
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
  • Display: 6.4" (162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

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abolds4397
abolds4397

I’m hoping Samsung doesn’t ever stop making the Note, it’s too useful in the world of business to eliminate. I’ve had a note since the 3rd edition. The stylus is most useful with the Note 9. As a remote, it’s totally awesome for pictures, presentations, and so on.

Gunter2
Gunter2

I don’t have one but our sales guys use them for flipping through Powerpoint presentations. The Note9 is definitely the best business device and has been for years I think.

deliquescator
deliquescator

I like to use it as a remote camera shutter for long exposure or night shots when the phone is rested on something and stationary.

yorkie73
yorkie73

If I’m honest I forget it’s a remote until after a situation where I could have made use of it.

stondec
stondec

I’m constantly using the S Pen, but never as a remote.

viijayy
viijayy

if ur using NOTE and not using the app PENUP (made by Samsung and has a great community) then i think ur not making justice to what u paid for. excellent app for time killing, productivity and stress relief. i think the site should make a article abt this.

Landon A
Landon A

I would be if I still had the Note9! I most definitely miss using it as a shutter button. I cannot wait for Note10.

Cyril692
Cyril692

Most often for the translation option.
From time to time for taking pictures, as well as scrolling through the photos in the gallery.
And finally the smart selection.