The S Pen has made the Galaxy Note lineup one for the pros. After leaving the Note line bid, Samsung brought its stylus to other flagships, including the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy S21 Ultra, but with one exception – no space to keep the stylus.
With the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the Samsung S not only offers the Note 20 Ultra-like design to hold the S Pen but also provides better latency to match the pen and paper-like feel. I have been using the Galaxy S22 Ultra with the S Pen and here’s what the stylus can do.
Galaxy S22 Ultra S Pen Features [One UI 4.1]
If you remove the S Pen from its chamber, the power down screen turns into a canvas, where you can quickly write anything and save it in the Samsung Notes app. All of these work without you having to turn on the screen.
Basically, it sounds, it’s not monotonous. You can choose from five colors (red, green, blue, yellow, gray) and five different sizes stroke with the eraser and buttons for scrolling up and down. When you put the S Pen back inside the housing, every work you do on the screen is saved in the Notes app.
There are times when an email notification arrives, but you should not open it immediately. Also, you may want to know what that email is about. Here comes the S Pen!
You can use the Samsung Stylus to preview notifications by hovering over the cutoff text. While it works on Gmail and Instagram DM, it is not supported by all apps and is one of the limited features in this list that will expand to more apps over time.
Detects the movement of the S Pen to use Air Action to accomplish various tasks by single or double-clicking your Galaxy S22 Ultra stylus button. This feature allows you to set defaults for navigation. You can also select specific actions for different apps.
For example, if you have an S Pen in your hand and you place your smartphone on the table to get a self-portrait, you can click on the button and it will capture the image.
This is a simple feature that Samsung offers for quick screenwriting. It allows you to take a screenshot, quote, save and share directly from that screen. However, if you want to write by swiping left or right on the edge of the screen, you can turn off the gestures while using the S pen.
To make it work, go to Settings> Display> Navigation Bar> Block Gestures with the S Pen.
Smart Select can help you take screenshots of any shape and size. You can take a screenshot of the rectangle, circle, or free format and save any part of the screen you want.
This feature allows you to select an image and remove its background as well as draw and add text or any other image on it. It allows you to save and share your creativity right from the screen.
If you are an artist who wants to take advantage of the S Pen and see the beautiful presentation of your S22 Ultra as a canvas, PenUp is for you. The app has art outlines that you can colorize, you can find tutorials to help you draw and find challenges for people in the S Pen community.
As the name suggests, the AR Doodle allows you to doodle in Augmented Reality. It’s a fun S Pen feature that allows you to create videos with doodles by sticking them in place using a selfie shooter.
However, it only works with the front-facing camera that detects objects in your viewfinder as faces and environmental surfaces. Therefore, it allows you to capture people and the environment captured by the selfie shooter.
You do not need to install Google Translate because S Pen contains Google Translate-based translation. You can choose to translate into any language provided by the app.
To use the feature, all you have to do is select the Translate feature from Air Command, hover over the text with the S pen, wait a second and the translation will appear.
This is a bit limited as you have to choose the language you want to translate without using automatic detection. So if you do not know what you are translating, you can work very hard.
There are times when we need help clicking on a picture with too many samples (e.g., wall color or sofa set) and sending it to friends. Allows me to create live messages videos and GIFs with scribbling on them. You can click on an image or shoot a video and write on it to send to anyone.
Write on the calendar
This feature is useful when you want to quickly compose a note on a specific date in the Samsung Calendar without taking the time to go into the app and create a reminder. This is basically the scribble layer on top of the calendar.
There are many other Galaxy S22 Ultra S Pen Features that you might want to check out, but they are not very useful. One of them is Bixby Vision, which allows you to use Samsung’s virtual assistant to detect things on your phone screen. And then there’s a look, which can be used to look at the app while using a different app.
Samsung rolled out customizable RAM Plus for these Galaxy devices
Following the virtual RAM feature on Chinese phones, Samsung also introduced the One UI RAM expansion feature with the launch of the Galaxy A52s 5G. Samsung calls it RAM Plus, with the initial version occupying a 4GB part of your phone’s internal storage in order to boost apps’ performance.
Notably, the initial version of RAM Plus didn’t bear any type of additional settings/adjustments for this feature, keeping just 4GB of random access memory expansion. Well, the South Korean tech giant debuted its more useful variant with One UI 4.1.
The Galaxy devices upgraded over One UI 4.1 allow users to adjust the RAM Plus feature limit among a total of 4 choices including 2GB, 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB. However, the limit adjustments may differ according to a specific phone segment as well as storage capabilities.
It’s noteworthy that the advanced version of the Samsung RAM Plus feature is obviously a part of the new One UI 4.1 software system. Thereby, the South Korean tech giant is expanding the more powerful variant of RAM Plus to more Galaxy devices with the One UI 4.1 update.
One UI 4.1
The One UI 4.1 is a minor yet significant upgrade over the One UI 4.0, based on the Android 12 operating system. Starting the last year’s flagship Galaxy devices, Samsung will distribute the new One UI 4.1 changes and features through software updates in near future.
One UI 4.1 RAM Plus
You can check the Samsung devices below that are almost confirmed to receive the new variant of the RAM Plus feature with the One UI 4.1 update.
Galaxy Z series
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
- Galaxy Fold (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G
Galaxy S series
- Galaxy S21 Ultra (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy S21+ (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy S21 (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy S20 Ultra (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy S20+ (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy S20 (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy S20 FE (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy S10 5G
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10+
- Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy S10 Lite
Galaxy Note series
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy Note 20 (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy Note 10+ (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy Note 10 (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Update: One UI 4.1 brings a customizable variant of the RAM Plus feature, however, the capacity of occupying internal memory to use as virtual RAM is different as per models.
- Availability varies for regions and carriers.
Galaxy A series
- Galaxy A71 5G
- Galaxy A71
- Galaxy A51 5G
- Galaxy A51
- Galaxy A12
- Galaxy A12 Nacho
- Galaxy A22
- Galaxy A22 5G
- Galaxy A32
- Galaxy A32 5G
- Galaxy A42 5G
- Galaxy A52
- Galaxy A52 5G
- Galaxy A52s
- Galaxy A72
- Galaxy A03s
- Galaxy A13
- Galaxy A Quantum
- Galaxy Quantum 2
Galaxy M series
- Galaxy M62
- Galaxy M52 5G
- Galaxy M42 5G
- Galaxy M32
- Galaxy M32 5G
- Galaxy M22
- Galaxy M12
- Galaxy M51
- Galaxy M31s
- Galaxy M31 Prime Edition
- Galaxy M31
- Galaxy M01
Galaxy F series
- Galaxy F42 5G
- Galaxy F62
- Galaxy F22
Galaxy Tab series
- Galaxy Tab S7+ (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy Tab S7 (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE
- Galaxy Tab S6 5G
- Galaxy Tab S6
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
- Galaxy Tab A8 10.5
One UI 5.0 Effective RAM Plus
Samsung One UI 4.1 added customization capabilities for RAM Plus and brought extra RAM up to 8GB. But users expect that the feature should become really effective with the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade that will boost the performance, significantly. Read more
- With One UI 5.0, you can disable the RAM Plus feature, which is not possible in One UI 4.1.
Samsung Android 12L based One UI 4.1.1 Changelog
Samsung unveiled the One UI 4.1.1 based on Android 12L with Galaxy Z Fold 4 at Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event on August 10. After that, the company released this major update for Galaxy Tab S8. At the moment, One UI 4.1.1 is the newest stable One UI build.
Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 brings a bundle of new features and improvements including taskbar appearance, apps name in Edge Panels, text extraction feature, smart suggestions, new calling options, lock screen wallpaper, and more.
The Korean tech giant released One UI 4.1.1 support for multiple stock apps to make them compatible with this One UI version. It means that after installing the One UI 4.1.1 update, the compatible apps will not shut down or crash.
One UI 4.1.1 based on Android 12L
For better Multitasking, the update arrives with new features and shortcuts to easily switch apps and pop-up view to split screen view as well as it helps to quickly open app pairs and apps in split screen or pop-up window alongside enhanced gestures. Now, you can see the names of the apps in the Edge panels.
With Android 12L, you can scan, extract and copy text from an image, and paste it to the message, email, or documents instead of typing. Now, you can set different call backgrounds for each contact and can join 1:1 video calls or group calls via the Google Meet app.
Samsung keyboard also received enhancements via this new update. Aside from this, the update brings Internet bookmarks organization, Lock Screen Wallpaper collection new feature, and My files powerful search.
You can check the changes and new features through the official changelog of Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 mentioned below.
Samsung Android 12L Based One UI 4.1.1 Changelog
Switch between apps quickly
- A taskbar now appears at the bottom of the screen for quick navigation between apps.
Quickly open apps in split screen or a pop-up window
- Drag apps from the taskbar or Recents screen to open them however is most convenient for you. Drag to the top, bottom, left, or right edge of the screen to open in split screen. Drag to the center of the screen to open in a pop-up.
Open app pairs quickly
- Pair apps that you often use together, then add them to the Home screen or taskbar so you can open them in split screen with just a single tap.
Easily switch from pop-up view to split screen
- When you’re using an app in pop-up view, just tap the split screen button inside the window handle. You’ll be able to choose a second app to open alongside of it.
Change your view with a gesture
- Switch from full screen to split screen view by swiping inward with two fingers from the left side, right side, or bottom of the screen. Switch from full screen to pop-up view by swiping inward with one finger from either corner at the top of the screen. Gestures can be turned on or off in Settings.
Show app names in the Apps edge panel
- Turn on Show app names to make app names appear below the app icons.
Extract and scan text
Extract text from any image or screen
- Extract text using Samsung Keyboard, Internet, Gallery, or whenever you take a screenshot. Paste the result into a message, email, or document instead of typing.
Korean, English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Chinese text can be extracted.
Get suggestions based on text in images
- When text appears in an image in Gallery, Camera, or other apps, actions will be recommended based on the text. For example, if you take a picture of a sign with a phone number or web address on it, you can tap to call the number or visit the site.
New calling options
Easily see who’s calling
- Set a different call background for each contact so you easily see who’s calling with just a quick glance.
Video calls with Google Meet
- Google Duo has been merged with Google Meet. You can now join 1:1 video calls as well as group video conferences all in one place with Google Meet.
Express yourself with Samsung Keyboard
Rearrange expression buttons
- Touch and hold the emoji, sticker, and other buttons to rearrange them.
Enter kaomoji directly from the keyboard
- Spice up your chats and texts with preset Japanese-style facial expressions created using keyboard symbols. (*^.^*)
More powerful search in My Files
- Choose whether to search all files or only files in the current folder. You can also choose between searching only file names or searching information inside of files, such as text in documents or location information in images. When your search is complete, you can sort the results by name, date, size, or file type.
Drag and drop bookmarks between folders
- Keep your Samsung Internet bookmarks organized by dragging and dropping them between folders.
Edit your Lock screen wallpaper collection
- After selecting a group of images to use for your Lock screen wallpaper, you can easily add or remove images later.
Samsung Easy Mode
Samsung One UI Easy Mode is one of the exclusive features that come with Galaxy devices. This feature displays bigger on-screen items and applies a simpler layout to the home screen, helping users to easily view apps, features, etc.
With One UI 4.1 based on Android 12, the company brings many new features and improvements over One UI 4.0. Apart from the features, the company has also improved the functionality of Easy Mode for a smoother experience. Samsung also started the One UI 5.0 Beta Program based on One UI 5.0 for Galaxy S22 in different regions.
One UI Easy Mode scales up the screen resolution to make everything on the screen appear larger, including app icons, text across all apps, contact pictures, and more.
How to enable Easy Mode?
To enable this Easy Mode option, you have to follow a few steps mentioned below.
- Open Settings on your Galaxy smartphone
- Click on Display
- Scroll down and tap on Easy mode
- To enable this feature, turn on the toggle
How to customize Easy Mode on your Galaxy device?
After turning on Easy Mode, two customization options appear that is Touch and hold delay and High Contrast Keyboard. Below you can see how to customize them.
Touch and hold delay
With this option, you can set how long it takes for a continuous touch to be recognized as touch and hold. To be mentioned, it affects the keyboard. There are five options you can choose from.
- Very short
You can select by touch and hold the box for the custom touch and delay time that you want.
High Contrast Keyboard
After enabling this option, you can see the keyboard in highlighted colors. You can customize keyboard in four colors.
- Black letters on yellow keypad
- White letter on black keypad
- Yellow letter on black keypad
- White letter on blue keypad
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