12-30-2013 11:43 PM
  1. jobouvier's Avatar
    Hi...I have an "eye" that periodically pops up in my status bar. Does anyone know what this is?
    12-07-2012 11:02 AM
  2. mctl's Avatar
    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
    12-07-2012 11:03 AM
  3. jobouvier's Avatar
    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!
    12-07-2012 11:05 AM
  4. mctl's Avatar
    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?
    jobouvier likes this.
    12-07-2012 11:08 AM
  5. jobouvier's Avatar
    Ooohhhh...ok! Yeah...apparently its not working for me either then! Thanks for your help!
    12-07-2012 11:10 AM
  6. hobbsave's Avatar
    It seems to be working a lot better since the jelly bean update.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    12-07-2012 11:40 AM
  7. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    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
    12-07-2012 02:04 PM
  8. sircody's Avatar
    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...
    12-08-2012 04:38 AM
  9. funkylogik's Avatar
    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

    Unbranded international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
    12-08-2012 07:44 AM
  10. sircody's Avatar
    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
    12-08-2012 05:14 PM
  11. sircody's Avatar
    12-08-2012 05:17 PM
  12. funkylogik's Avatar
    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:

    Unbranded international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
    12-08-2012 05:47 PM
  13. sircody's Avatar
    No it's Jelly Bean...I think it maybe Located in both areas....
    12-08-2012 06:34 PM
  14. sircody's Avatar
    12-08-2012 06:39 PM
  15. sledge007's Avatar
    Why do they charge $160.91 and then put (Do Not Buy) in the app name? Fishing for a sucker?
    12-08-2012 06:43 PM
  16. Tkbredx's Avatar
    It's the illuminati
    12-09-2012 01:21 AM
  17. worwig's Avatar
    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.




    12-09-2012 09:23 AM
  18. Elise Tackett's Avatar
    It's not smart stay. I turned my smart stay off, and its still there.
    03-22-2013 06:43 PM
  19. Alex trebek's Avatar
    It's not smart stay. I turned my smart stay off, and its still there.
    Bum bum bum...

    Sent from my HTC Rhyme
    03-22-2013 06:48 PM
  20. Jusleen Yousif's Avatar
    Same here
    03-22-2013 07:21 PM
  21. geekymcfly's Avatar
    It's not smart stay. I turned my smart stay off, and its still there.
    Could be smart rotation

    Rooted: Tmo GS3: PacMan ROM : 4.2.2
    03-22-2013 08:00 PM
  22. meyerweb's Avatar
    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.
    03-23-2013 11:46 AM
  23. Chris Tinson's Avatar
    Mate this has only come on since a systems uptate
    12-30-2013 09:50 PM
  24. meyerweb's Avatar
    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.
    12-30-2013 11:43 PM

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