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    Hi...I have an "eye" that periodically pops up in my status bar. Does anyone know what this is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobouvier View Post
    Hi...I have an "eye" that periodically pops up in my status bar. Does anyone know what this is?
    Big Brother is watching you! Or it could just be SmartStay
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    Lol! What is smartstay? I'm not exactly very illiterate when it comes to phones and this one has me befuddled with all the stuff on it!
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    That's a feature that allows the screen to stay on as long as you are looking at it.
    Never worked for me unless I look at it directly at a perpendicular angle :s Who does that?
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    Ooohhhh...ok! Yeah...apparently its not working for me either then! Thanks for your help!
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    It seems to be working a lot better since the jelly bean update.

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    I love smart stay!! Especially when im listeining to music in my car with my phone in my car holster...never have to worry about turning it on every time...it works Id say about 80% of the time, bust still awesome
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    My Smart Stay always works Great. The last update added another feature to Smart Stay. If you are holding the phone upright and watching, say a video, and say you lay down on your side etc with phone upright or landscape screen mode, the screen will not flip as you lay down. it watches to see if your head tilts with phone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobouvier View Post
    Ooohhhh...ok! Yeah...apparently its not working for me either then! Thanks for your help!
    Turn it off in Display settings if its crap and just set screen timeout a bit higher
    It dont work for me either unless im like staring out a pitbull

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    Go to Settings......Accessibility....Scroll to Bottom....Under services...there should be Talk Back and Smart Stay Ex Lite......

    I downloaded the free app version of Version already on Phone...

    The Paid version is/was $160.98....The free version added a couple things for me...

    PlayGoogle....search Smart Stay
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    Quote Originally Posted by sircody View Post
    Go to Settings......Accessibility....Scroll to Bottom....Under services...there should be Talk Back and Smart Stay Ex Lite......

    I downloaded the free app version of Version already on Phone...

    The Paid version is/was $160.98....The free version added a couple things for me...

    PlayGoogle....search Smart Stay
    Take it thats on ICS mate?
    On JB (on UK version anyway) its in "display" settings :thumbup:

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    No it's Jelly Bean...I think it maybe Located in both areas....
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    Why do they charge $160.91 and then put (Do Not Buy) in the app name? Fishing for a sucker?
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    It's the illuminati
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    When the 'eye' appeared on my phone, I covered the foward facing camera with a piece of tape. Now I how men wearing black suits following me everywhere I go.




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    It's not smart stay. I turned my smart stay off, and its still there.
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    It's not smart stay. I turned my smart stay off, and its still there.
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    Same here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elise Tackett View Post
    It's not smart stay. I turned my smart stay off, and its still there.
    Could be smart rotation

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    It is BOTH smart stay and smart rotation.

    With smart stay on (and smart rotation off) if I set my screen timeout to a short interval, like 30 seconds,. I notice the eye pop up just before the screen dims, and again just before it shuts off. If I'm looking at the phone, when it pops up the it'll reset the timer to 30 seconds, at which point the above will repeat.

    If I turn smart stay off (and smart rotation off), the eye never pops up, and the screen shuts off whether I'm looking at it or not.

    With Smart Stay off, and Smart rotation on, the eye pops up sometimes when I rotate the phone.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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    Mate this has only come on since a systems uptate
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    Default Re: galaxy s3 "eye" in status bar...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Tinson View Post
    Mate this has only come on since a systems uptate
    Then smart stay or smart rotation got turned on as part of the update, or after.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

    LG G3 on Sprint. [Stumped and Bumped, Debloated, Startup apps managed, Trickster, Nova Prime, Swiftkey, G3 Tweakbox]--> Runs smooth as silk, now.

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