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Use phone as toolbar feature greayed out on Tab S6

(Topic created on: 15-07-2022 02:18 PM)
bruunduun
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Why is this?
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DiggsMcGee
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While this option seems to only be available on newer devices, the kicker is it only works in the tablet is NOT in dark mode. I have a Tab S8+ and an S22 Ultra. (I also have all updates, signed in to Samsung Account, and devices connected via Bluetooth - although they don't have to be actively connected for this to work)

Hope this helps.

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AndrewL
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@bruunduun: Try connecting your phone to your tablet via Bluetooth by heading to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth > On > Enable Bluetooth on your phone via the same steps > Select the phone from the list of available devices on your tablet > Enter a PIN if prompted. 

Now, head back to the Samsung Notes app > Tap the 3 lines in the top left > Tap the cog in the top right of the pop up window, and check to see if the option is greyed out. If it isn't, open a note and look for a symbol in the top right that looks like a phone with an arrow pointing to the left. Tap on this symbol, and this should allow the toolbar from your tablet to be shown on your phone. Let me know how you get on. 

bruunduun
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This does not work

Tab s6 with Note 10+
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Joeeye
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I found that this option worked with certain phone and tablet combinations, for me I'm using the Tab S8 Ultra and I could connect my S21 Ultra but not my S22 Ultra.
antikythera
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Yes, shame it's restricted to a couple of phones. It would actually sell more tablets if the feature was universal to all Android phones as a major feature that you don't get from other brands.
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DiggsMcGee
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While this option seems to only be available on newer devices, the kicker is it only works in the tablet is NOT in dark mode. I have a Tab S8+ and an S22 Ultra. (I also have all updates, signed in to Samsung Account, and devices connected via Bluetooth - although they don't have to be actively connected for this to work)

Hope this helps.

bruunduun
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Thank you so much for commenting.
I turned off dark mode on my tablet and the option was available and I was able to use my phone as a tool bar.
The fact that this is what stops it makes no sense.
victoroaktree
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Yeah, for some reason the feature doesn't work in Dark more for Tab S8 and S22 Ultra. I hope Samsung will fix that in One UI 5.0. 

As a workaround, I created a Bixby routine on both devices to turn off Dark mode whenever I open Samsung Notes reversing the action when I close it. 

Members_QnvbI5N
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I have noticed that this feature is available when editing a single note, but if you have multiple instances of samsung notes open, the "use phone as toolbar" icon disappears.

My setup: S22 Ultra phone & S7+ tablet.
Bluetooth enabled on both devices (but not "connected" to each other)
WiFi on or off makes no difference.
I haven't tried dark mode.

HTH

 

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UDSRVIT
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Hello! I have the exact same devices. I have no dark mode enabled, Bluetooth connected to each other, both devices on same wifi network, use phone as toolbar is toggled on. I'm still not seeing the phone icon to utilize the toolbar on my cell phone.

Any other suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance

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