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How to use S Pen on Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra? [One UI 3.1]

With the launch of the Galaxy S21 series, Samsung surprised us by providing support of S Pen to its top-end S21 Ultra. From the day it was launched many users were curious about how this ‘Note’ functionality will work in the S21 Ultra.

You no longer need to splurge on a gigantic Galaxy Note to use a stylus with your Samsung phone. The Galaxy S21 Ultra supports Samsung’s S Pen—though you’ll have to buy one and store it separately because, unlike the Note, the S21 Ultra doesn’t have a built-in stylus slot.

But if you do decide to buy an S Pen (or if you already have a Wacom-compatible stylus on hand), you can use it to do a bunch of cool things with your S21 Ultra.

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You don’t need to pair the stylus to your phone; it automatically recognizes the S Pen when you hover over its screen. From there you can view a slew of options by tapping the floating button that appears on-screen.

Thanks to One UI 3.1, you can take notes and draw on the Ultra, and in Live Messages, you can draw your own emojis, create GIFs, and scrawl notes on photos. Selecting AR Doodle lets you draw with the S Pen in a 3D space. Or you can use Smart Select, which lets you select, clip, and collect images or videos to quickly share with friends.

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