09-27-2019 05:58 PM
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  1. jrsharp70's Avatar
    I'm traveling and taking a lot of pictures. most times when I take my pen out to take a remote photo, it is disconnected. I have turned it on many times again in settings. Bluetooth is on, but I am in airplane mode because I'm overseas and using wifi.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    09-25-2019 12:08 PM
  2. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    I'm traveling and taking a lot of pictures. most times when I take my pen out to take a remote photo, it is disconnected. I have turned it on many times again in settings. Bluetooth is on, but I am in airplane mode because I'm overseas and using wifi.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    If you are in airplane mode, then Bluetooth got turned off. The S Pen doesn't use WiFi.
    adegbenroagoro likes this.
    09-25-2019 03:11 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm traveling and taking a lot of pictures. most times when I take my pen out to take a remote photo, it is disconnected. I have turned it on many times again in settings. Bluetooth is on, but I am in airplane mode because I'm overseas and using wifi.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    When your in airplane mode just toggle Bluetooth on and should work .
    09-25-2019 04:01 PM
  4. jrsharp70's Avatar
    When your in airplane mode just toggle Bluetooth on and should work .
    Come on guys... this isn't my first rodeo...
    09-25-2019 04:50 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Come on guys... this isn't my first rodeo...
    Ok ..what have you tried ?
    09-25-2019 04:52 PM
  6. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Well crap.

    I put my Note 10+ into airplane mode and turned on BT and the button doesn't work. It makes the S Pen work like a regular old S Pen from the Note 8. I can write on the screen, use it as a stylus, but the BT portion doesn't work while in airplane mode. The weird part is that when I turned on BT, my phone connected with my Galaxy Sport.

    When I turned airplane mode off, it told me to insert my S Pen and then take it out for the BT functions to work.

    Evidently, this is an issue with the Note 9 too.

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...ction-t3834468
    09-25-2019 05:00 PM
  7. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    I'm traveling and taking a lot of pictures. most times when I take my pen out to take a remote photo, it is disconnected. I have turned it on many times again in settings. Bluetooth is on, but I am in airplane mode because I'm overseas and using wifi.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    I figured it out. You need to turn "S Pen air actions" back on. Swipe down to bring up all of your buttons, turn on BT, then, then swipe across until you see "S Pen air actions." Turn it back on.

    I got my S Pen to work while in airplane mode.

    Update: You don't even need BT turned on. I checked, my BT is turned off and it works.
    09-25-2019 05:26 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I figured it out. You need to turn "S Pen air actions" back on. Swipe down to bring up all of your buttons, turn on BT, then, then swipe across until you see "S Pen air actions." Turn it back on.

    I got my S Pen to work while in airplane mode.
    Yup...
    09-25-2019 05:27 PM
  9. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Yup...
    You don't even need BT on either. Just "S Pen air actions."
    09-25-2019 05:29 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    You don't even need BT on either. Just "S Pen air actions."
    No Bluetooth for button to work , as it's a Bluetooth pen
    09-25-2019 05:30 PM
  11. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    No Bluetooth for button to work , as it's a Bluetooth pen
    Not true. I just did it.

    My BT was turned off and S Pen air actions was turned on. I had full S Pen functionality.
    09-25-2019 05:33 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Not true. I just did it.

    My BT was turned off and S Pen air actions was turned on. I had full S Pen functionality.
    I tried it earlier also , don't know what to say
    09-25-2019 06:05 PM
  13. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    I tried it earlier also , don't know what to say
    I don't know what to say either. All I know is that I put my phone into airplane mode. I then turned S Pen air actions back on. It asked me if I wanted to use the same S Pen or pair with another. I chose, use the same one, pulled it out and when I press and held the button it activated my camera. I then clicked the button again, and it took a picture.

    Bluetooth, WiFi, and Mobile Data are all OFF.

    The manual says that S Pen uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). I check the user manual and it makes no mention of the toggle S Pen air actions switch. Nor does it show it as one of the buttons available.

    Could there be a difference between carrier versions or 5G and non-5G versions? I have the Verizon Note 10+ 5G. What version do you have?
    09-25-2019 06:26 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    I don't know what to say either. All I know is that I put my phone into airplane mode. I then turned S Pen air actions back on. It asked me if I wanted to use the same S Pen or pair with another. I chose, use the same one, pulled it out and when I press and held the button it activated my camera. I then clicked the button again, and it took a picture.

    Bluetooth, WiFi, and Mobile Data are all OFF.

    The manual says that S Pen uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). I check the user manual and it makes no mention of the toggle S Pen air actions switch. Nor does it show it as one of the buttons available.

    Could there be a difference between carrier versions or 5G and non-5G versions? I have the Verizon Note 10+ 5G. What version do you have?
    I have the unlocked Note 10 +
    I took my sim card out turned airplane mode on and it disabled wifi , took the S-pen out and air command was off , toggle it on no function from pen with button , turn Bluetooth on while still airplane mode and pen working , but I noticed you have keep checking air command as it turns off
    09-25-2019 06:40 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm traveling and taking a lot of pictures. most times when I take my pen out to take a remote photo, it is disconnected. I have turned it on many times again in settings. Bluetooth is on, but I am in airplane mode because I'm overseas and using wifi.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Have you tried what we been doing?
    09-25-2019 06:48 PM
  16. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    I have the unlocked Note 10 +
    I took my sim card out turned airplane mode on and it disabled wifi , took the S-pen out and air command was off , toggle it on no function from pen with button , turn Bluetooth on while still airplane mode and pen working , but I noticed you have keep checking air command as it turns off

    Hmmm...

    Yes. Airplane mode DOES turn off S Pen air actions. Like I said, I turn S Pen air actions back on and after saying I want to connect to the same S Pen it connects to my S Pen and I get full S Pen functionality. I SPECIFICALLY left Bluetooth, Mobile Data, and WiFi OFF.

    I wonder what the other carrier versions do.

    Anybody else try this?

    Here is the experiment:

    1. Toggle airplane mode to on. (This will turn off Bluetooth, WiFi, Mobile Data, and S Pen air actions).
    2. Toggle S Pen air actions on. (what happens)
    3. Once S Pen air actions is on use your S Pen and see if it still has full functionality.
    4. Report results to include the following: Phone model (Note 10, Note 10+ Note 10+ 5G), carrier version, or if unlocked which carrier you are on.
    09-25-2019 06:52 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm curious if others can chime in , see what they experience also.
    Hmmm...

    Yes. Airplane mode DOES turn off S Pen air actions. Like I said, I turn S Pen air actions back on and after saying I want to connect to the same S Pen it connects to my S Pen and I get full S Pen functionality. I SPECIFICALLY left Bluetooth, Mobile Data, and WiFi OFF.

    I wonder what the other carrier versions do.

    Anybody else try this?

    Here is the experiment:

    1. Toggle airplane mode to on. (This will turn off Bluetooth, WiFi, Mobile Data, and S Pen air actions).
    2. Toggle S Pen air actions on. (what happens)
    3. Once S Pen air actions is on use your S Pen and see if it still has full functionality.
    4. Report results to include the following: Phone model (Note 10, Note 10+ Note 10+ 5G), carrier version, or if unlocked which carrier you are on.
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    09-25-2019 06:55 PM
  18. jrsharp70's Avatar
    Have you tried what we been doing?
    Yeah. I've been using airplane mode several times for different flights or when I don't want to use carrier data. This means that I have to go back into settings daily and turn on air gestures.

    The first time I take out the pen, nothing happens. It says insert to re pair. Then it doesn't recognize until I cycle through all of the settings.

    BTW, there are Note 10 billboards all over Marrakech. Maybe something to consider when you ask people in a country with low hourly wages to buy a premium phone.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    09-25-2019 06:57 PM
  19. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    1. airplane mode on, turn on S Pen air actions
    2. screen requesting same or new pen
    3. solved my loss of ability to make screen off notes (tytyty) (no BT or wifi)
    4. 10+, unlocked, sprint
    09-25-2019 07:23 PM
  20. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    1. airplane mode on, turn on S Pen air actions
    2. screen requesting same or new pen
    3. solved my loss of ability to make screen off notes (tytyty) (no BT or wifi)
    4. 10+, unlocked, sprint
    Um...you're welcome? That was an unexpected consequence.
    09-25-2019 07:32 PM
  21. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Um...you're welcome? That was an unexpected consequence.

    yes. when I toggled it on from the panel I vaguely remembered turning off that function in settings to see what it would affect but had forgotten all about it once my pup broke his leg.

    I was trying to get rid of the large opaque screen that comes up with the s pen options and just have the s pen options display alone like it was several notes back - may have been the note 3 or 4. I remember being unhappy when we started getting a full screen overlay with the options.
    anon(7901790) likes this.
    09-25-2019 07:42 PM
  22. jeetu4444's Avatar
    S pen works on low energy bluetooth...dont need bluetooth to be active for it to work
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    09-25-2019 07:43 PM
  23. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    BTW, there are Note 10 billboards all over Marrakech. Maybe something to consider when you ask people in a country with low hourly wages to buy a premium phone.
    large corporations have rarely cared about things like that, unfortunately
    09-25-2019 07:44 PM
  24. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    S pen works on low energy bluetooth...dont need bluetooth to be active for it to work
    I'm not sure that is completely true.

    mustang7757 said that he couldn't get his S Pen to work with BT turned off and S Pen air actions turned on. Where as, mine worked fine with BT off and S Pen air actions on.

    Like I asked previously, are there some differences between the different versions in how the S Pen works or connects?
    mustang7757 likes this.
    09-25-2019 07:56 PM
  25. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Where as, mine worked fine with BT off and S Pen air actions on.
    just as mine did
    09-25-2019 08:00 PM
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