The Galaxy Note 4 on Android 6.0.1 officially supports screen-off writing, here's how to enable it

The Galaxy Note 4 on Android 6.0.1 officially supports screen-off writing, here's how to enable it
Before the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 stole the phablet crown last year, the Galaxy Note 4 was all the rage. The ex-flagship Samsung phablet was not forgotten by Samsung and got updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow a month ago

Apart from the regular shebang that the latest Android flavor carries (Doze, Google Now on Tap), the device also scored a much-needed TouchWiz refresh and most importantly, a feature exclusive to the Galaxy Note 5 - screen-off memo.

Simply put, it allows you to pop out the S Pen Stylus and quickly jot down a note on the Galaxy Note 4's display without bothering to even turn it on. You can then discard or save it. Many Note 4 users will probably find this extremely useful.

Now, how to enable and use screen-off memo on your Marshmallow-ed Note 4? By default, it should be enabled, but we'll show you how to manually enable it in case something's amiss with your unit.

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16 Comments

1. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Still waiting for it on my unlocked N9I0C although iam not impressed at all by this update.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Should have been available from the start. The Note 4 is still capable even though it has TouchWiz.

3. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Please shut the hell up. Every comment you've said I've ignored because 1. I don't have the time to address people like you and 2. I have better things to do but, you talk from pure speculation and sound ignorant as hell when you're attempting to diss Samsung. Just stop.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No. You don't have better things to do. I can see right through your comment. Tell it to someone who cares.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3145; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

My T-Mobile Note 4 doesn't have Marshmallow yet so I can't comment on this great feature. But my Priv has MM. Wow, imagine that - a BlackBerry got carrier love before a Samsung. Blows that whole carrier updating argument right out of the water don't it?

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It varies from carrier to carrier. If I'm not mistaken, Marshmallow for the Note 4 has been out for some time now. But I have called out Samsung before about features and updates on capable phones such as the Note 4.

6. ph00ny

Posts: 2048; Member since: May 26, 2011

How can you have a feature that wasn't available until note 5 got released?

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

At least it wasn't stupidly restricted to the Note 5 when it's functions is just a software enhancement, unlike some rotten fruits that restricted an app store app (Siri) to it's i4s, part of a jailbreak tweak (AirBlue Sharing) to it's i5 (AirDrop), and gesture shortcuts ( http://goo.gl/cqX3Wg ) to it's i6s (3D touch)...

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I see I've caused a few tears to shed from my comment. Again let me remind a certain few that I enjoyed having the Note 4.

4. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Great feature on great phone.

7. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

It wasn't on by default on my Sprint Note 4, just enabled it now and it works as described like my T-Mo Note 5.

9. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

That's very good move by Samsung, to provide newer features on older devices.

13. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

*insert Kanye 'How?' meme* For those of us Note 4 owners still lacking MM. I have a feeling I'll be in the Note 6 before my Note 4 getting M double.

14. mr.gonse80

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

Still have yet to receive Marshmallow on my AT&T Note 4.

15. ph00ny

Posts: 2048; Member since: May 26, 2011

It's AT&T!!! You're expecting way too much out of them Even rogers get their firmware before us and they're under the same damn umbrella separated by a border

16. MrMiyagi

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Double MG (MMG) be sounding like Marshmallow Music Group

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