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Use Smart Pause on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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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 Note 3's screen. This can be very useful when there is something that you need to attend to while you are 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 Note 3.

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Edit How to activate Smart Pause on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

To activate the Smart Pause feature of your Samsung Galaxy Note 3, 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 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
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    On Settings, go to "Controls" and tap on "Smart Screen".
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    By default, Smart Pause is set to off
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    Turn it on by dragging the switch to the right.
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    You have successfully turned on the Smart Pause feature on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
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Edit How to use Smart Pause on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Once activated, you can now start using Smart Pause on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3. 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
    File:Apps Icon on Setup and use the application - Use Story Album on Samsung Galaxy S4.PNG
    to see the application list. This is the list of all applications installed on your device
    .
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    Go over the list, look for "Gallery", and open it by tapping it.
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    From your Gallery, choose a video that 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 playback.
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    When you are ready to resume watching the video, look at the screen again.
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will detect that you are looking at the screen and will automatically resume playback.
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    You have just learned how to use Smart Pause to automatically pause and play videos on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
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EditQuestions and Answers

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

The Controls tab is the third tab on the Settings Menu. You can can open it by tapping on the tab. It is 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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Anonymous user #1

81 days ago
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This method sucks . I done dis plenty of times but my video doesn't pause.....what the hell...?😈😈
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Anonymous user #2

175 days ago
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In the step: "When you are on the home screen, tap on the "Apps" icon to see the application list. This is the list of all applications installed on your device."

please learn me by pictures...
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Anonymous user #3

296 days ago
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Doesn't work for me 😂..
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Anonymous user #4

321 days ago
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Great, easy to use instructions however, is it just me, in that, my note 3 rarely works using this feature and doesn't restart on the few occasions it has decided to pause......Anyone got a solution and/or suggestion please?
Any would be gratefully received. . Thanks.
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Anonymous user #5

355 days ago
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In the step: "On Settings, go to "Controls" and tap on "Smart Scree"n." Can't find the controls tab
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WalakobayMajor

352 days ago
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Controls Tab is the third tab on the Settings menu as illustrated in the QnA section above.
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Anonymous user #6
358 days ago
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In the step: "On Settings, go to "Controls" and tap on "Smart Scree"n." I DON'T see control
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Anonymous user #7

395 days ago
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I have tried this numerous times and I still can not get this to work. Does there have to be a certain amount of lighting? Do you need to use a very specific video player for this to work? I am just at a loss, nothing I have tried gets this "pause" to work on my Galaxy Note 3 and it's getting frustrating :(
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Anonymous user #8

428 days ago
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Hi....good info..when I looked away from the screen, video paused..but when I looked to the screen back,the video will start again from the beginning..
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