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    Default what is the eye icon on the taskbar?

    on the top of the s4 there is a icon next to network signal strength that looks like a eye. I have no idea what it is and its driving me crazy!
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    Smart Stay. Using the front camera to determine if you are looking at the screen.

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    Or smart rotation or smart scroll. Only if all these are shut off will it disappear from your status bar.

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    All of my features are turned off and I still always have the eye icon in my taskbar
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    Is it supposed to stay white like all the other icons in the taskbar? For the most part mine is grayed out but I notice it turning white on occasion. Does that mean anything?
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    I just saw this icon for the first time a few minutes ago. My smart rotation is always on and I am not currently using my camera, so why the hell would it just pop up and disappear like that?
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    A battery killer
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    i.m also having the same problem with all the smart features turned off
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    It is smart screen feature that can not be dissabeled through quick lounch. Go to settings /my device/smart screen and dissmiss the smart rotation feature! Cheers
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    There is a difference between "Smart Rotation" which rotates the screen based on the orientation of your face and "Auto Rotate Screen" which orients the screen based on how you are holding the device (landscape vs. portrait). It is the "Smart Rotation" that gives you the little "eye" icon on the task bar.
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    Thank you for your explanation. I couldn't even find this in the book my husband bought to teach us old farts how to use the phone.
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    And as to why the icon sometimes appears and sometimes doesn't (or perhaps is sometimes grayed out and sometimes white), I believe that relates to whether the current app is able to use this feature: if not, the icon disappears or is grayed out. I think.
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    The comment made me smile. The same can be said for nearly every app.
    I personally haven't noticed much of a drain on my battery. It's only in use when you are actively using the phone, otherwise it's sleeping.

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