The Advanced Guide to Get Started with Samsung Notes

Samsung Notes is a Paperless/Digital Note-Taking App where you can import documents, take notes, and use digital planners. We need a PDF annotation app for using PDF Planners and Note-Taking. As someone with a Samsung Tablet, I can definitely say that; Samsung Notes is our best option as it is the most compatible app for Samsung Tablets. Besides that, it is free and provides you with numerous possibilities that we will discover together!

GETTING STARTED WITH SAMSUNG NOTES

Unzipping Your Files

1. Open ‘Files’ on your tablet and locate your downloaded files.
2. Tap the zipped file and select ‘extract’ on the bottom right.

IMPORT YOUR PDF PLANNERS AND NOTEBOOKS INTO SAMSUNG NOTES

Method 1: Import directly within Samsung Notes

1. Open Samsung Notes App.
2. Tap on the PDF icon.
3. Select your desired PDF file.

Method 2: Import from your files
1.Open ‘Files’ on your tablet and locate your download files.
2. Tap on the PDF file you want to import.
3. Open with ‘Samsung Notes,’ do not select ‘Samsung Notes Reader.’

USE THE FREE TEMPLATES ON SAMSUNG NOTES

There are free templates that Samsung Notes provides for digital note-taking and planning.
Select’ Three Dots’ in the top right corner.
Select ‘Page Template.’
Select the template you want to use.
Note: Don’t forget to check out the PDF Templates too!

DUPLICATE THE PAGES IN SAMSUNG NOTES

1. Open your document on Samsung Notes App.
2. Tap on The ‘Page Sorter  Icon.’

3. Tap on the ‘Three Dots’ and select ‘Copy.’
4. To paste the page to the desired location, tap on ‘Three Dots’ of the previous page and select ‘Paste.’

DELETE THE PAGES IN SAMSUNG NOTES

1. Open your document on Samsung Notes App.
2. Tap on the ‘Page Sorter  Icon.’

3. Tap on the ‘Three Dots’ and select ‘Delete.’

REORDER PAGES IN SAMSUNG NOTES

1. Open your document on Samsung Notes App.
2. Tap on the ‘Page Sorter  Icon.’

3. Tap and hold the thumbnail of the page you would like to move.
4. Drag and drop the thumbnail of the page you’ve chosen to the desired location.

USE HYPERLINKS IN SAMSUNG NOTES

1. Open your PDF File on Samsung Notes.
2. Tap on the ‘Reading Mode  Icon.’

If this is not working, follow these steps:
1. Go to your ‘Samsung Notes Settings.’
2. Select ‘Page Style and Template’ in the ‘General’ section.
3. Select ‘Individual Pages.’’
4. Re-import your file.
5. Open your file on Samsung Notes.
6. Tap on the ‘Reading Mode  Icon.’

BOOKMARK PAGES IN SAMSUNG NOTES

1. Open your document on Samsung Notes App.
2. Tap on the ‘Page Sorter  Icon.’

3. Tap the ‘Bookmark Icon’ on the top right of a page’s thumbnail.

Select the ‘Bookmark  Icon’ from the pop-up menu for the pages you bookmarked.

ORGANIZING YOUR NOTES

ORGANIZE YOUR FILES IN SAMSUNG NOTES

You can create folders and subfolders to organize your notes on Samsung Notes.

1. On your folders page, select three dots. 
2. Select ‘Create Folder.’
3. Tap and hold the file or note that you want to move.
4. Select ‘Move’ and then select the destination folder.

Method 1: Import from Images
1. Tap on the ‘Insert Icon’ on the first page of your document.
2. Select ‘Image.’’
3. Select ‘Gallery.’
4. Select the extra cover you want to use.
5. Resize it.

Method 2: Import Your Cover as A Pdf File
1. Tap on the ‘Insert Icon’ on the first page of your document.
2. Select ‘PDF.’’
3. Select ‘Gallery.’
4. Select the extra cover you want to use.
5. Move your cover to the top in the ‘Page Sorter View.’

SEARCH YOUR NOTES

LOCK YOUR NOTES

SYNC YOUR NOTES

Sync with Samsung Cloud:

1. On the main screen, Select ‘Settings,’
2. Select Sync with Samsung Cloud.
3. Sign in to Samsung Cloud Account.
4. Your notes will be synced automatically between your devices.

ADD ELEMENTS TO YOUR NOTES

ADD VOICE RECORDINGS

1. Tap the ‘Insert Icon’ on the front page of your document.

2. Select ‘Voice Recording’ to add voice recordings.

ADD STICKERS AND IMAGES FROM YOUR GALLERY

1. Tap on the ‘Insert Icon.’

2. Select ‘Image.’
3. Select ‘Gallery.’
4. Select the stickers you want to use.
5. Resize them and move them to the desired place.

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Everything You Need to Know About Stickers in Samsung Notes

1. Tap ‘Text Mode.’
2. Select the ‘Emoji Icon’ from the keyboard.
3. Select ‘+’ to download more stickers.

ADD IMAGES FROM THE SAMSUNG INTERNET

Drag and drop the image you want to add in the Split-Screen View.

1. Open up your Sticker Book and Notes in the ‘Split-Screen View.’
2. Select ‘The Lasso Tool’ on both screens.
3. Copy and Paste The Stickers.

USE SPLIT-SCREEN VIEW ON YOUR SAMSUNG TABLET

1. Open Samsung Notes App.
2. Press the ‘Recents’ icon.
3. Tap on the Samsung notes icon.
4. Select ‘Open in Split Screen View.’
5. To choose a secondary app, search for the app you want to open up.

In split screen view, you can switch windows, rotate them and open the screen in pop-up view.

Use Split-Screen View for The Sticker Books

SAMSUNG NOTES TOOLBAR FOR BEGINNERS​

The Tool Bar and The Navigation Bar in Samsung Notes.

PEN MODE

TEXT MODE

ERASER MODE

SELECTION MODE

S PEN TO TEXT

STRAIGHTEN YOUR TEXT

CONVERT TO TEXT

CHANGE STYLE

EASY WRITING PAD

AUTO-FIX SHAPES

AUTO-FIX SHAPES WITH DRAW AND HOLD

MOVE THE TOOLBAR

Change the toolbar location by dragging and dropping.

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6 Responses

  1. One of my fears in purchasing a Samsung tab instead of the iPad pro is the note-taking capability. I’ve been using Goodnotes but seeing your blog makes me realize how Samsung notes can also provide the same features, and so much more! And I am so surprised that an aesthetic digital planner also exists in Samsung Notes!! This definitely made my decision so much easier. Thank you for sharing what you know!!!

    1. Hello Angel! Your comment is so kind of yours; I’m so happy to hear that. Thank you for giving your time to it! It is wonderful to hear my work helps you out because I know there are no such resources for Samsung Notes. Your support is my biggest motivation for me; thank you!
      Wishing you all the bests!

  2. Very helpful. Thanks! I’ve had my Samsung Tablet (love it) for a few months and didn’t know some of these features in Samsung Notes.

  3. Can I please know the name of the font that you use on your samsung tablet. Also, why’s my samsung botes doesn’t have the page sorter? T^T

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