1. eric002's Avatar
    I was just wondering this feature smart stay on our phones drains a lot of battery? Or, does anyone here use it at all? Thank you.
    04-30-2017 07:08 AM
  2. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I think their would be some drain as the sensor will be firing looking to see if it's been looked at.
    04-30-2017 07:41 AM
  3. eric002's Avatar
    Ok, good point. Thank you very much.
    bandofbrothers2112 likes this.
    04-30-2017 07:49 AM
  4. mitul_mehta's Avatar
    It does drain a huge amount of battery.
    04-30-2017 07:51 AM
  5. eric002's Avatar
    It does drain a huge amount of battery.
    Thank you very much. Definitely not worth using that feature then.
    04-30-2017 08:18 AM
  6. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    If it's a feature your going to find useful then perhaps activate it and monitor your battery usage.

    Then go from there.
    04-30-2017 09:12 AM
  7. theelite1x87's Avatar
    It does drain a huge amount of battery.
    Not true. I have the feature enabled and get 6 hours SoT or more. I've had it enabled since I set up the phone. It probably does use more battery but not much.
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    04-30-2017 09:20 AM
  8. eric002's Avatar
    Not true. I have the feature enabled and get 6 hours SoT or more. I've had it enabled since I set up the phone. It probably does use more battery but not much.
    Oh wow, very interesting! Thanks for the tip.
    If it's a feature your going to find useful then perhaps activate it and monitor your battery usage.

    Then go from there.
    Not exactly sure if I'd find it useful but I'll definitely keep it in mind. Thank you!
    bandofbrothers2112 likes this.
    04-30-2017 09:26 AM
  9. prissysox's Avatar
    I have it enabled. Does not use an appreciable amount of battery.
    04-30-2017 09:47 AM
  10. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Doesn't seem to work for me at all. No idea about battery, just turned it off.
    04-30-2017 10:14 AM
  11. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    I've always used smart stay never was a battery drain in my experience.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    04-30-2017 10:22 AM
  12. eric002's Avatar
    Doesn't seem to work for me at all. No idea about battery, just turned it off.
    I have mine turned off as well. Oh well.
    04-30-2017 11:11 AM
  13. t11rmh's Avatar
    I've always used smart stay never was a battery drain in my experience.
    It has never worked for me on every Samsung phone I have had it on. Useless feature...
    04-30-2017 01:23 PM
  14. theelite1x87's Avatar
    It's usefulness depends on how you hold a phone and in what light. If you hold phone at an angle (like my wife tends to do) the FFC won't see you and it won't register properly. And in low light it won't work as reliably. For me ,it works fairly well.
    04-30-2017 07:16 PM
  15. t11rmh's Avatar
    It's usefulness depends on how you hold a phone and in what light. If you hold phone at an angle (like my wife tends to do) the FFC won't see you and it won't register properly. And in low light it won't work as reliably. For me ,it works fairly well.
    I think it might be down to my ethnicity and the glasses I wear. Never works.
    05-01-2017 10:17 AM
  16. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    I have smart stay enabled and am getting excellent battery life.
    05-01-2017 10:22 AM
  17. eric002's Avatar
    Wow, good for you.
    05-01-2017 10:45 AM
  18. naturalguy's Avatar
    No battery drain on mine with that feature and I've tried it on and off
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    05-01-2017 10:56 AM
  19. Joe J1's Avatar
    Use smart stay for years. Great feature which I miss on other phones.
    05-01-2017 01:17 PM
  20. robertkoa's Avatar
    I think Smart Stay is very very smart and wants you to look ONLY at the Sensor and not at the screen .....lol.

    Just kidding but smart stay worked sometimes on my Alpha but just got S9 and the smart stay is ignoring me ...
    I seem to get a very very brief popup about Sensor blocked but I have a clear case that does not overlap onto screen ...Otterbox clear symmetry I think it is ....
    06-26-2018 06:31 PM

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