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Sprint Product Ambassadors – Having fun handwriting with the Galaxy Note 8 S-pen

Sprint Product Ambassador

It took me a little while to figure out how to enable handwriting on the Note 8.  What you need to do is enabling it from the Samsung keyboard.  Follow the following steps:

Screenshot_20180107-085746 (416x800).jpg1. Select Settings->General managementScreenshot_20180107-085733 (416x800).jpg2. Select Language and InputScreenshot_20180107-085719 (416x800).jpg3. Select On screen keyboard

Screenshot_20180107-085656 (416x800).jpg4. Select Samsung KeyboardScreenshot_20180107-085632 (416x800).jpg5. scroll down enable Pen detection

Once you have done so, whenever you want to input some text the keypad would have the “handwriting” or “keyboard” icons for you to switch between the two modes.  I also think if you in input mode, and you pull out the S-pen, the keyboard will automatically switch to handwriting mode:

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For the test, I wrote a standard sentence, and the handwriting recognition was 100% correct.  What is most impressive, is I can also handwriting in Vietnamese on the dual language Samsung keyboard!

Screenshot_20180107-090124 (389x800).jpg100% correctly recognize my handwrtingScreenshot_20180110-002643 (389x800).jpgEven properly recognizes Vietnamese

I think I will use the S-pen handwriting mode a lot more from now on, as it seems less annoyed with the auto-correction text on the keyboard itself.


Enjoy & Bye for now.


Your Sprint Product Ambassador*

Hung Bui


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