Here's how to get rid of the S Pen pop-up window on the Galaxy Note 4

Here's how to get rid of the S Pen pop-up window on the Galaxy Note 4
One of the highlights of the Galaxy Note 4 is, undoubtedly, the S Pen stylus that is enriching the interface functionality to great extents. Without it, the hot metal-frame smartphone would have been just another big Samsung device to the uninitiated eye. That's why when one thinks of the Note 4, the S Pen immediately pops into mind as well – the both go hand-in-hand and separating them will cause a lot of frustration (and vibration, too). Then again, while not every owner of the Note 4 makes full use of the S Pen on a constant basis, the stylus is a useful addition to the overall user experience that shouldn't be overlooked.

The whole interface philosophy behind the S Pen has not changed much since the original Galaxy Note arrived in late 2011. You take it out, the device vibrates, and the S Pen pop-up window quickly appears on the screen, allowing you to easily access some of the predefined functionalities of the stylus. Dubbed Air Command, it provides you with some essential tools – Action Memo, Smart Select, Image Clip, and Screen Write - that will make your S Pen experience hassle-free and productive. Well, this is as good as it gets, but what if some inexperienced Note 4 adopter is secretly despising that useful pop-up menu and is searching high and low for a way to get rid of it?

We'll show you how to do so.

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

good article thx.

2. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Amazing article thx I love this "Bye, bye Air Command" headline, and the picture.

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

This has been a feature since the Galaxy Note 3...

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The S-Pen is still mostly a gimmick. Samsung should fix the situation with the S-Pen apps so that the content made in them can be easily leveraged in desktop apps. Without making the pen ecosystem really work, the S-Pen is basically just a "pen-mouse" that can do some tricks. Unfortunately adding a "pen-mouse" results in a half-baked UI design that is optimized for neither touch or a "pen-mouse".

5. Audelio13

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Actually, the first Note did not have Air Command nor did it vibrate when the S-Pen was removed nor did you receive a notification. I should know, I still have mine :P I am talking about the i717, the at&t version, released February 2012.

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