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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Shiny know if it works just yet,but just as soon as I finish doing what this told me 2 do, I'll post the results...

 
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That was very helpful, thank you, I hope Sherice has calmed down now!

 
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Thank u. This was helpful

 
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That was very helpful,thanks

 
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The info was very helpful. It helped me me to solve the problem.

 
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I GOT IT...Go to your Display and go to Screen Rotation and under it it will say Smart Rotation...make sure that it is Not Checked and the annoying eyeball will go away...mine was checked and I unchecked it and WALAAA..WHEEEWWW..That eyeball was...

I GOT IT...Go to your Display and go to Screen Rotation and under it it will say Smart Rotation...make sure that it is Not Checked and the annoying eyeball will go away...mine was checked and I unchecked it and WALAAA..WHEEEWWW..That eyeball was weird I felt I was being watched

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Does not work. I have unchecked, disabled, and force stopped the so-called 'smart' features and it still pops up. Finally just put tape over my camera lens so that if they are watching me (creepy!) they won't see anything :(

 
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Mine wasn't checked either and I still had an eye poping up at the top of my screen.

 
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Please read my response that I posted if you can..I figured out how to get rid of the eyeball on my phone..after the first method didnt work....thanks

 
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cool thanks

 
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You can turn the eye icon on or off by selecting or deselecting eye comfort from display menue

 
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Buy an IPhone. Problem solved

 
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