Use Smart Pause on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Samsung's Smart Pause feature allows you to automatically pause videos when you look away from your Samsung Galaxy Note3's screen. This can be very useful when there is something you need to attend to in the middle of watching your favorite video. Another amazing part of this feature is that the device will automatically play the paused video once you look at the screen again. This article will discuss how to activate and use Samsung Smart Pause on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.

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How to activate Smart Pause on Samsung Galaxy Note3

To activate the Smart Pause feature of your Samsung Galaxy Note3, follow these procedures:

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    Tap the "Back" button a few times until it gets you to the Home screen, or press the "Home" button once.
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    When you are on the home screen, tap on the "Apps" icon
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    to see the application list. This is the list of all the applications installed on your device.
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    Go over the list, look for "Settings"
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    , and open it by tapping on it
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    On Settings, go to "Controls" and tap on "Smart Screen".
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    The default setting of Smart Pause is OFF.
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    . Turn it on by dragging the switch to the right (ON).
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    You have successfully turned on the Smart Pause feature on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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How to use Smart Pause on Samsung Galaxy Note3

Once activated, you can now start using Smart Pause on your Samsung Galaxy Note3. To use the feature:

  1. 1
    Tap the "Back" button a few times until it gets you to the Home screen, or press the "Home" button once.
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  2. 2
    When you are on the Home screen, tap on the "Apps" icon
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    to see the application list. This is the list of all applications installed on your device.
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  3. 3
    Go over the list, look for "Gallery", and open it by tapping it.
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    From your Gallery, choose the video you want to play.
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    Play the video.
    While you are playing it, look away from the screen. Your device will detect that you are not looking at the screen and automatically pause.
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    When you are ready to resume watching the video, look at the screen again.
    Samsung Galaxy Note3 will detect you are looking at the screen and will automatically resume play.
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    You have just learned how to use Smart Pause to automatically pause and play videos on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Questions and Answers

I can't find the Controls tab in the Settings menu?

The Controls tab is the third tab on the Settings Menu. You can open it by tapping on the tab. It's located between the Device tab and the General tab. The illustration below shows the exact location of the Control tab on the Settings menu.

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