Use Smart Pause on Samsung Galaxy S4

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This is part of the Howikis on how to use the Samsung Galaxy S4. The link to the mother Howiki is here - USE SAMSUNG GALAXY S4

Wouldn't it be cool if your smart phone will know that your eyes is fixed on it while currently watching your favorite movie and automatically pauses it if it detects that your eyes' focus have shifted? Normally you would do a manual pause or do a rewind on the part that you missed. Samsung Galaxy S4 has a feature called Samsung Smart Pause that practically does that. It automatically pauses the video you are watching and automatically resumes the playback when you look at the screen. We have detailed the needed steps for you, have a good look at these:

Turning On Samsung Smart Pause

  1. 1
    Go to your Home Menu
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    Tap on the Applications icon
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    On the Applications folder, tap on Settings (gear icon)
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  4. 4
    On Settings,tap on My Device
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    Under My Device, tap on Smart Screen
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    Turn Smart Screen feature by ticking on the Smart Pause option.
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Turning off Samsung Smart Pause

  1. 1
    Open the Home Menu
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  2. 2
    Select settings
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  3. 3
    Tap the My Device tab
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    Scroll down to Input and control settings
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    Expand the Smart Screen options
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    Tap the Smart Pause checkbox to turn off the feature.
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To Use Smart View

  • While playing the video, simply look away from the screen.
  • The sensor should detect it and it will automatically pause video playback.
  • Look at the screen again.
  • The sensor should detect it and it will automatically resume video playback.
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Troubleshooting

If Smart Pause is not working for you, try these troubleshooting tips:

  1. 1
    Reboot your device
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    Some phone glitches and bugs gets fixed after a simple reboot.
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    Make sure that the gesture sensor is not obstructed by dirt and other impurities.
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    Scratches on the screen protector right in front of the gesture sensor may cause the sensor not to function properly, change your screen protector or remove it if there are scratches on the said area.
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    Smart Pause works by detecting your eyes, if there is not enough light supply, Smart Pause may not work effectively.
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    Check if there is no problem with the gesture sensor (hardware and software) by calling your phone
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    When your phone rings, put your hand over that sensor, it should turn the screen off automatically. If it does not turn off, there is a problem with your sensor. A reset may fix it. Make sure that proper back up is observed in order to restore phone data on a later date.
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    If the reset does not fix the problem, bring your device to the service center for a checkup
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    If warranty is still available, make use of it.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Make sure that your sensors are free from dust and impurities for it to properly work
  • Make sure that Smart Pause is turned on or else it will not work.
  • Sufficient lighting is required for your phone's sensor to see your eyes. If you are in a dark environment, Samsung Smart Pause may not work effectively.
  • To save battery, when you are not using this feature, turn Samsung Smart Pause off.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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