Posted by Matt Seber on Wednesday, July 24, 2013
One of our readers sent us an email asking why her Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has an eye icon on the notification bar while his husband's does not have. She doesn't know its function, or why it is there in the first place. She asked for our help on how to get rid of rid.
Here is the actual email message from our reader:
My husband and I have the same phone, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which we bought together from T-Mobile here in the U.S. While I have no complaints about the my phone's performance and usefulness, there is one thing I don't know about: there is an eye icon on my notification bar.
Can you please tell what it is and why it's there?
How can I get rid of it?
When the eye shows on the notification bar, it means that the Smart Stay feature in Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was enabled. The feature commands the phone to keep the screen enabled while you're looking at it. For readers and those who constantly play multimedia files in their device such as videos and photos, the feature is pretty cool for them.
When enabled, the eye icon stays on the notification bar even if you're not looking at it. Here's how you disable it to get rid of the icon:
1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
2. Choose Settings.
3. Tap My Device tab.
4. Touch Smart Screen.
5. Tap Smart Rotation and disable it.
6. Tap Smart Stay and disable the feature.
7. The eye icon should be gone by now.
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