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  1. Kevin Tang's Avatar
    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!
    05-16-2013 03:48 PM
  2. jneusch's Avatar
    Smart Stay. Using the front camera to determine if you are looking at the screen.

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    05-16-2013 03:49 PM
  3. clintw22's Avatar
    Or smart rotation or smart scroll. Only if all these are shut off will it disappear from your status bar.

    Sent from my SCH-R970 using Android Central Forums
    05-16-2013 04:39 PM
  4. Alexis Payne's Avatar
    All of my features are turned off and I still always have the eye icon in my taskbar
    05-27-2013 10:28 PM
  5. DJBeanPole's Avatar
    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?
    05-28-2013 06:40 AM
  6. Jessica Clark1's Avatar
    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?
    06-14-2013 08:14 PM
  7. j510's Avatar
    A battery killer
    06-14-2013 08:20 PM
  8. Vishvasniya Rathee's Avatar
    i.m also having the same problem with all the smart features turned off
    06-17-2013 02:42 PM
  9. Simon Kozamernik's Avatar
    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
    07-24-2013 11:54 AM
  10. Mydogeddie's Avatar
    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.
    08-26-2013 12:53 PM
  11. M Chelvan's Avatar
    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.
    11-02-2013 01:41 PM
  12. Dave-in-Decatur's Avatar
    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.
    11-03-2013 08:10 AM
  13. jtye01's Avatar
    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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    A battery killer
    04-05-2014 05:19 PM
  14. Natalie Conlon's Avatar
    I tried the Settings/My Device/Smart screen and turn off Smart stay. Took the icon away immediately. Thankyou
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    06-16-2014 04:33 AM
  15. emad1995's Avatar
    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?
    When it is grey that means it's not looking at your eye through the camera, but when it flashes white that means it's using the camera to look at your eye. It will only flash white when it is near your screen timeout. For example, life your screen tike out is 30 seconds, when the display has been left on and untouched for 25ish seconds the eye will be greyed out and the camera is being unused, but after 25 sec the icon will turn white and detect if you u are still looking at the screen

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    06-16-2014 02:57 PM
  16. mhinc's Avatar
    All of my features are turned off and I still always have the eye icon in my taskbar
    You can turn off WIFI, Airplane mode, Bluetooth ETC! And they will still be in your Taskbar! Just not lit up blue......
    06-16-2014 06:43 PM
  17. Begadoc's Avatar
    Not sure if I am talking about the same thing but when I am connected to the internet on my S4 I keep seeing a blue or green eye like icon which is similar but not quite the same as the one on the taskbar. It appears for a few seconds, sometimes switches colour the disappears.
    How do I stop it?
    07-26-2014 04:43 PM
  18. Buffalo Hockeygirl's Avatar
    i fond out what the eye icon is but four some reason i cant put my smart rotation back on i lost it when i started seeing the eye icon
    09-11-2014 08:26 AM
  19. Craigles R's Avatar
    I find these functions dont even work??
    11-05-2014 04:30 AM
  20. acsurfer's Avatar
    I find these functions dont even work??
    I find sometimes it works only. It cannot really detect that well. Sometimes the screen still turns off even if I am looking at it.
    11-05-2014 04:46 AM
  21. tessers22's Avatar
    Modern phone tapping from the NSA?ILLUMINATI? Funny how it's the all seeing eye, no?
    01-25-2015 12:11 AM
  22. Trina Martin's Avatar
    Yes...me too. It just randomly popped up and went away... kinda creepy.
    04-14-2015 10:54 PM
  23. Qutaiba Ahmed's Avatar
    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!
    Well, I think they could be spying on us 😤 a little bit suspicious? 😕 just kidding 😉
    04-21-2015 12:00 AM
  24. angel dejesus's Avatar
    To shut it off you need to go to settings and then go to smart screen and disible smart stay.
    06-28-2015 07:51 AM
  25. isabellewassell's Avatar
    That happens to me as well

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I257 using Tapatalk
    06-28-2015 10:30 AM
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