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    Senior Member greevedogg's Avatar
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    Q: Eye icon in status bar?

    Has anyone seen this in your status bar before?



    I had to sketch it up, because it only pops up for a split second and when it happens, it happens so fast that I can't even take a screenshot of it.
    But it pops up right next to the GPS icon on the right side of the status bar and it's killing me not knowing what it is!

    I reviewed the VZW GS3 manual and there's no mention of this icon anywhere. I thought it might have something to do with the Smart Stay feature, but I'm not sure.

    Call me paranoid, but I think it's Big Brother spying on me!

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    I do believe it's the smartstay icon - it just pops up for a second here and there, like it's checking to see if you're looking.

    Either that, or it's VZW watching.
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    Senior Member greevedogg's Avatar
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    I'm pretty sure that's what it is too. I just wished they would have included it in the user manual under the smartstay feature.

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    Does this thing work for anyone else? I have it checked in settings and I'm not wearing any glasses.
    The eye comes up, I blink my eyes and am looking at the screen. The screen dims. The eye comes up again and the screen shuts off. Very irritating. This was one of the features I was exited about as that is a huge bugaboo of mine. Bummed.

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    Try movement not blinking . Blinking comes in to play when jellybean comes out for the face unlock feature

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    Better. Thanks DD.

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    It doesn't seem to be working on mine either. annoying!

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    Seems like the US versions got striped of a few things, no quad-core, no warm cool dynamic and movie modes under display settings, now this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownstotheBone View Post
    Better. Thanks DD.
    Actually, not all that much better. Very gimmicky and I refuse to move my head around like I have Tourette_syndrome just to keep the screen from turning off.

    This is really one of the "features" they're pushing? Embarrassing.

    ETA: Between this and the 4G LTE spinning in circles at my place of employment (my X was better w/ 3G so now I toggle the 4G off there) I'm almost disgusted.

    (4G works fine for me at home, but I'm at work 10 hours a day) Sigh...... the 4G is spotty at best. But when it doesn't work (wherever) or can't find 4G the phone doesn't seem to switch... I just get no service.
    Last edited by BrownstotheBone; 07-13-2012 at 05:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greevedogg View Post
    Has anyone seen this in your status bar before? I had to sketch it up, because it only pops up for a split second and when it happens, it happens so fast that I can't even take a screenshot of it.
    Yup, smart stay icon. Scroll down about six pages and it is discussed.
    Samsung Galaxy S3 review: S Voice and Smart Stay | from TechRadar's expert reviews of Mobile phones


 
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