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  1. Milos1977's Avatar
    Ever since i got it 3 days ago, smart stay barely works. I set it on 15s and after each 15s the little "eye" icon appears and checks I guess if i'm still looking at the phone, but then it dims is half way, and 2 seconds later turns it off completely.

    Its very annoying when reading an article, or book.

    The best i get is if notices me the first time only, but after another 15s it always turns screen off.

    I rebooted the phone 2-3 times to see if that will change anything, but no luck.

    The guy at T-mobile just said to put screen time out time up to 10 minutes. That is no help. Might have to go back to the store unless i figure it out.

    anyone else noticed this?

    thanks..
    04-15-2014 08:03 AM
  2. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Do you wear glasses? I do, I didnt have luck with SS on the S4 and now on the S5.
    04-15-2014 08:22 AM
  3. Milos1977's Avatar
    no glasses for me.
    I never had this problem with S3.
    I wander if its my unit, or all of them. Putting my face closer, or being in better lighting doesn't seem to make difference.

    Does your work if you remove glasses?

    thanks for the input.
    04-15-2014 08:44 AM
  4. imikeabq's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue. Smart Stay is not working. With or without glasses.

    no glasses for me.
    I never had this problem with S3.
    I wander if its my unit, or all of them. Putting my face closer, or being in better lighting doesn't seem to make difference.

    Does your work if you remove glasses?

    thanks for the input.
    04-15-2014 01:48 PM
  5. cardboard60's Avatar
    Look for a Best Buy, ask when the Samsung rep is gonna be there and go see him.
    04-15-2014 01:50 PM
  6. jayhay312's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-15-2014 01:54 PM
  7. stan23's Avatar
    I've had the S3, S4, Note 2, Note 3, and now the S5. i've never gotten smart stay to reliably work. Especially in dark conditions. I just chalk it up to a useless 'feature'
    04-15-2014 02:00 PM
  8. here4kids's Avatar
    I LOVE smart stay. it works for me on the s3 and also this s5. I stay with Samsung for it (and some other features).

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using AC Forums mobile app
    bsettz likes this.
    04-15-2014 02:16 PM
  9. flybub's Avatar
    It works on my S4 but it is very unreliable on my note 10.1 2014 edition.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-15-2014 03:23 PM
  10. Milos1977's Avatar
    I've been testing it throughout the day. Sometimes it works, for example with my Dolphin browser, but it never turns off the screen at all even if i put the phone down. Also, sometimes it just dims the screen when I'm in main home screen, but stays like that and never goes off.

    It really is unreliable.

    btw, did you guys get that 30MB update when you first turned the phone (straight out of the box) as they said it would?
    04-15-2014 03:38 PM
  11. Zendarzwei's Avatar

    btw, did you guys get that 30MB update when you first turned the phone (straight out of the box) as they said it would?
    I dont recall getting an update
    04-15-2014 04:00 PM
  12. Masum56k's Avatar
    Yes I got that 30mb update, but didn't noticed any changes after update..

    Smart stay works fine in my S5, when I keep my device within 1 feet range from my eye..

    Sent from my SM-G900H using AC Forums mobile app
    04-15-2014 04:04 PM
  13. Milos1977's Avatar
    Yes, it works 10-12 inches for me, when it works. If i lower my hand while reading the web page lets say to 14", it checks, and dims the screen. Very short range.

    again, this was fine on my S3. I'm gonna have to move screen timeout time up to a minute or two.
    04-15-2014 04:15 PM
  14. imikeabq's Avatar
    Mine seems better today. Yup, have to have good light and keep close to face.
    04-15-2014 04:19 PM
  15. vlsi2000's Avatar
    I'm have the same issue with my S5.
    I've used smart stay with Note2 without any problem for the past year or so.
    But with the latest S5, it simply does not work.
    The eye symbol would appear and then dims screen and then turns off the screen while I'm staring at the screen under the same lighting condition where I used to use my Note2 previously.
    It appears to be a software bug that needs fixing.
    04-18-2014 04:34 PM
  16. tomothy94's Avatar
    I was playing with it last night trying to make it work and found that it seemed to stay on providing i blinked whenever the little icon appeared... is that possible?
    04-18-2014 05:35 PM
  17. vlsi2000's Avatar
    I'm sorry I have started another post with the same issue and I'm replying here too.
    But for those of you having the issue, please see my post here.
    04-18-2014 05:55 PM
  18. Dave W3's Avatar
    Smart stay is not working on my S5 as well. The wsp is T Mobile

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-21-2014 10:00 PM
  19. Greg C's Avatar
    After reading all of the posts about Smart Stay not working for people...I guess I'm lucky that I'm not having any problems with it. I just turned it on after reading this thread...I forgot all about this feature.
    04-22-2014 01:00 AM
  20. jackrock's Avatar
    Does not work on my S5. Works great on my Note 10.1
    04-22-2014 06:33 AM
  21. davew41's Avatar
    Not working reliable on my S5 either.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-22-2014 01:23 PM
  22. fandroid18's Avatar
    I'll join in the chorus on smart stay not working. Now I'll blink and keep it further like you guys to see if it helps.
    04-25-2014 08:00 AM
  23. Tracey Leigh's Avatar
    I don't have smart stay turned on but the little eye icon keeps popping up on my galaxy s5... Not sure what the deal is.
    03-22-2015 10:03 PM
  24. Redmoonstar66's Avatar
    I am in Australia and I was using my smart stay with no problems up till a couple of months ago then it stopped working. The eye comes up while I am looking at the screen then it dims and turns off I have to touch the screen for it to stay on. Will check the front camera. My phone is stock SM G900I.
    03-23-2015 05:05 AM
  25. bsettz's Avatar
    Mines always works

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-23-2015 01:20 PM
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