Samsung Galaxy S5 Eye icon in status bar

It may be that you notice an icon in the status bar on your Samsung Galaxy S5, which looks like an eye. This symbol appears at regular intervals and then disappears again. If you are wondering what is going on with the eye icon at the status bar, we want to tell you about it. The eye icon comes from the function Smart-Stay which is implemented at the Samsung Galaxy S5. Smart Stay is a function which can illuminate the display as long as you look at it.


This means that whenever the symbol with the eye appears at the top of the screen the Samsung Galaxy S5 checks whether you are watching the display or not. For this purpose, the front camera is used, which checks for simple patterns, whether you're still watching the screen.

If you are bothered of Smart Stay on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and you want don’t want to see an eye icon in the status bar, then you can turn off the function as follows:

Go to Menu -> Settings -> Display

In this sub-menu of your Samsung Galaxy S5 you will find an option called "Stay Smart". Remove the check mark and then the function will be disabled on your Samsung Galaxy S5. The eye icon will not appear anymore at your status bar.



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Comments (50)

  1. Vanessa

I disabled the eye icon on my status bar and turned off smart stay but still the eye icon appears. It slows down my my Galaxy S5 whenever it appears. Please help

 
  1. Book

Off smart rotation worked for me no more stupid eye on my status bar.<br />Go to settings, display, tap on smart rotation ans check off or turn off , and that is it, no more eye.

 
  1. Becca

This is not true! The little eye still comes on, I have had mine smart stay turned off almost immediately since getting my phone. Numerous power cycles...almost 9 MO later that little eye still watches me!! Kinda creepy...prob another big brother...

This is not true! The little eye still comes on, I have had mine smart stay turned off almost immediately since getting my phone. Numerous power cycles...almost 9 MO later that little eye still watches me!! Kinda creepy...prob another big brother sort of deal....IMHO

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  1. Jen Bolle

OK - so on my phone the little box was never checked - i.e. no green tick - it was blank - however ever since my phone did an auto upgrade - this symbol has appeared - so does not make any sense to me. I feel like big brother is watching me...

 
  1. belynda

since Since this icon showed up on my phone the phone is very slow and screen freezes until the eye icon goes away, really annoying

 
  1. Morecambe

It's still there. Samsung s6. I've had this phone for two years. Does age matter?

 
  1. Mark

the eye would freeze my S5 as long as it was displayed in the top menu line of the phone. I turned off both Smart Stay and Smart Screen Rotation in the Display settings. Now I can text without having to wait around. Problem solved!

 
  1. John H

this worked for me,<br />You need to turn off the following settings.1. Display > Smart Stay2. Display > Screen Rotation > Smart RotationIt is OK if Screen Rotation is on. Just touch the text "Screen Rotation", and you will see the Smart Rotation...

this worked for me,<br />You need to turn off the following settings.1. Display > Smart Stay2. Display > Screen Rotation > Smart RotationIt is OK if Screen Rotation is on. Just touch the text "Screen Rotation", and you will see the Smart Rotation on/off box.<br />all credits go to,<br /> Source: http://www.solvemix.com/index.php/android-smartphones/79-samsung-galaxy-s5-eye-icon-in-status-bar<;br />Android Smartphones<br />© Solvemix - quick tips, tricks and solutions

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  1. Len

Barbara!!<br />You are a GENIUS!!! "THE EYE"......haS been driving me C R A Z Y !!!! Not even Samsung Support could fix it! The "DroidGuy, couldn'the fix it!<br />It was the "Smart Rotation!"No one seemed to catch that there was a "smart...

Barbara!!<br />You are a GENIUS!!! "THE EYE"......haS been driving me C R A Z Y !!!! Not even Samsung Support could fix it! The "DroidGuy, couldn'the fix it!<br />It was the "Smart Rotation!"No one seemed to catch that there was a "smart rotation," in addition to just "normal" rotation. I eBen did a "wipe cache partition," to fix this! NO DICE!! Then I tried Google....1 LAST TIME! And I found You!!! Now...IT'S FIXED!!<br />I LOVE YOU!!<br />Barbara to mY Christmas Card list!! Haha<br />Thank you!!!!<br />Len

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  1. Roy

The eye symbol keeps coming back even though the box and the display is unchecked cause my phone to hang up a email and text messages tired of it about ready to throw this phone against the wall

 
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