For some, the Screen-Off Memo feature is one of the biggest selling points of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. I personally have a friend who was sold on the device after hearing how he could eject the S-Pen, take a quick note, re-insert the pen and the phone just saved it for future viewing. It’s one of the most simple and useful features on any phone out there.

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But if you had a Note 3 or a Note 4, you were out of luck. Until now.

Both the Note 3 and Note 4 have the famous S-Pen but the feature didn’t exist for the two phones. Now user xperiacle from XDA Developers has released an APK you can download and install to gain the feature. Xperiacle is a “Recognized Developer” on XDA who has made many contributions to the community. Note that this isn’t a port of the feature from the Note 5, it’s an app the developer wrote themselves to emulate the functionality.

If you’re interested in obtaining the Screen-Off Memo feature for your Note, head on over to XDA developers. Make sure you read the entire post before installing anything. The app is easy to use but please make sure you’re informed before you decide to make the leap and use any app you can install from outside the Play Store.

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  1. If you are interested to use the stylus in all Unofficial ROMs (like CyanogenMod, AOSP, MIUI, and others) you can check for “SPenCommand” paid App which brings back many of stock stylus features: crop screenshots with stylus, have a custom cursor icon following the stylus on screen, custom AirCommand with your own app shortcuts, text extraction from images (“Image2Text” feature), and many other things. Lastest version included this “Screen-off Memo” feature!!! Website:

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