Samsung S Pen
What is the Samsung S Pen?
The S Pen is a special stylus which can be used with several Galaxy devices to write, draw and annotate on the screen. You use it as you’d normally use a pencil or pen on paper.
The S Pen comes embedded on some Samsung devices, so there’s a small slot for it to fit into when you’re not using it. Other Galaxy devices may be compatible with the S Pen or it may come as standard with the phone, but these devices may not have a slot, so you’ll have to keep it safe when you’re not using it.
To activate it on your device, hover the end of the S Pen over your screen and press the button at the end twice.
What kind of features does the S Pen have?
As well as letting you draw and write, the S Pen comes with several other features:
Air Command: This creates a small icon on your screen which then opens up to show S Pen features and functions
Air Actions: Move your S Pen in the air above your phone to swipe, zoom in, zoom out and adjust the volume
Remote control: Take photos when you’re not near your phone, control PowerPoint presentations and browse your Gallery
Which phones are compatible with the S Pen?
If you want to use an S Pen with your Galaxy device, it’s important to remember two things - some devices may not come with an S Pen as standard, and the S Pen Fold Edition only works with the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G. The S Pen Pro works with pretty much any S Pen-compatible device.
Samsung S23 Ultra (embedded)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Series (embedded)
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (S Pen Pro, sold separately)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 (compatible with both S Pen Pro and S Pen Fold)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 (compatible with both S Pen Pro and S Pen Fold)
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 (compatible with both S Pen Pro and S Pen Fold)
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 (compatible with both S Pen Pro and S Pen Fold)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 (S Pen Fold Edition, sold separately)
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 (S Pen Pro, sold separately)