1. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I never use s Pen for anything except as tapping, nothing else. There is now a small innocuous pen icon on my screen for side bar functions to smart select, take notes, etc.

    Turn off and my pen is off. Cannot interact with the screen. Move pen away, it goes away but anytime I bring pen close, there it is. Distracting, in the way, can't get rid of.

    And.. taking a screenshot shows this f'ing pen. It. Gets. In. The. Way.

    I hate this new feature forced on me. I do not like using a finger to tap and interact with phone. It was never present until the update yesterday.
    10-06-2021 07:32 AM
  2. Gary02468's Avatar
    It was never present until the update yesterday.
    I don't know which software and which version you're referring to as "the update yesterday", but the pen icon has always been a feature with every S-pen device I've owned. It's quite inconspicuous, but if you don't want it in screenshots, you can move the pen away before taking the shot.
    10-06-2021 01:15 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Go to set>advanced features>spen >turn off air actions or turn off air command actions
    10-06-2021 01:23 PM
  4. Gary02468's Avatar
    Go to set>advanced features>spen >turn off air actions or turn off air command actions
    Good point! Or just turn off Show Air Command Icon.
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    10-06-2021 03:11 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Good point! Or just turn off Show Air Command Icon.
    Yeah should help
    10-06-2021 03:14 PM
  6. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Thanks But... it does not.

    This is only with OneUI 4.0 beta 2 with Oct security update.

    All s pen features are off, except enabling s pen.
    Attached Thumbnails S Pen new "feature"-smartselect_20211007-020725_settings.jpg  
    10-07-2021 02:18 AM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks But... it does not.

    This is only with OneUI 4.0 beta 2 with Oct security update.

    All s pen features are off, except enabling s pen.
    Your on andriod 12 beta so maybe this a bug ?
    10-07-2021 09:16 AM
  8. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I am sure they are changing s pen feature(s) - but I don't think it's a "bug." I'd prefer if there was an on/off for the S Pen and/or the icon. It is very light gray so as inconspicuous as possible. But there and at times it does get in the way.

    Maybe there is some need to disable the S Pen, conserve battery, prevent it being used at times.

    I do think that icon should hide itself when taking screenshots.
    10-07-2021 01:31 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I am sure they are changing s pen feature(s) - but I don't think it's a "bug." I'd prefer if there was an on/off for the S Pen and/or the icon. It is very light gray so as inconspicuous as possible. But there and at times it does get in the way.

    Maybe there is some need to disable the S Pen, conserve battery, prevent it being used at times.

    I do think that icon should hide itself when taking screenshots.
    Im not sure im not on beta 12 yet for my fold 3 or Note 20U
    10-07-2021 04:21 PM
  10. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Ah, think just S21 series were eligible so far. You not on a beta is... a record?
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    10-07-2021 06:39 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    Ah, think just S21 series were eligible so far. You not on a beta is... a record?
    Hahaha..i didn't get the s21, stop getting S series since my s10+ .
    10-07-2021 06:57 PM
  12. jlangner's Avatar
    I haven't had issues with it but I'll try and turn off tonight and see if goes away and can still use the pen.
    10-14-2021 10:56 AM
  13. jlangner's Avatar
    I haven't had issues with it but I'll try and turn off tonight and see if goes away and can still use the pen.
    Seems is a bug. several have reported. Saw this in members app. You should report as well.
    Attached Thumbnails S Pen new "feature"-4008.jpg  
    10-14-2021 11:01 AM
  14. Lawrence Schweitzer's Avatar
    I have an S21 Ultra with S pen and having trouble finding a reason to use it. am I missing something?
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    10-14-2021 11:13 AM
  15. jlangner's Avatar
    I have an S21 Ultra with S pen and having trouble finding a reason to use it. am I missing something?
    Mostly I use mine only at home. I have one on end table by my chair and one on night stand by bed and really use only then. I find I am a lot more accurate with keyboard using it, but that may be due to thick fingers..haha. If there was a way to carry then might would use more.
    10-14-2021 11:22 AM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have an S21 Ultra with S pen and having trouble finding a reason to use it. am I missing something?
    More precise input for doing tasks, i use screen off memo a lot to write down customers service request and phone numbers , doing so with a finger is not as accurate.
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    10-14-2021 11:52 AM
  17. jlangner's Avatar
    Ok, I tested by turning off air command and you are right when s-pen gets near screen the air command appears and when move away it disappears. I reported as a bug. I doubt they would have a toggle off and still have it come on when pen near.

    Just remember it's beta so this stuff happens.
    Gayle Lynn likes this.
    10-14-2021 10:33 PM

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