Is Smartstay working for you on verizon?

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    Just got my phone tonight. I have the screen set for 30 second time out, but the smart stay is turned on. I still find the screen turning off on my even when I am reading something. It doesn't seem like the smart stay is working. Do I need to do something?
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    I can't seem to get it to work either.
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    Me either I got it working only one time
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    Was very hit and miss. Turned it off and installed my favorite app, Screebl Lite, instead.
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    I see the notification show up sometimes, but I'm not 100% sure what it's using? Is it your eyes? I wear glasses, so I don't know if that causes an issue.
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    Not working for me at all. Disappointing.
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    Yes, I believe it's your eyes. Mine is working perfectly, but my wife says hers doesn't work. I think it has to do a lot with the way you hold your phone. I think it needs to be held like you are taking a picture of yourself with the front camera.



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    Not working for me
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    I was trying this when I had the phone on t-mobile and it didn't work. Very rarely would I get the "eye" icon to show up.
    I'm assuming it's using the front facing camera to scan you eyes.............but that makes you have to tilt the phone at an awkward angle that makes it harder to read.

    So, it's not a thing that Verizon screwed up, it's just the phone in general.
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    not working for me either.
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    Seems to work well on mine

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    I understand smart stay keeps the phone awake while you are looking at it. If you look away for a couple seconds and it turns off, and then look back, will the screen turn back on?
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    ^No, it won't



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    I will give that a try! The Samsung app does not work for me.
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    Mine is working. The screen hasn't timed out yet after I've seen the symbol turn on.
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    Then i doubt i would use it anyways. I think it would piss me off always turning off whenever i look to see who called my name. Thanks
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    It won't turn off immediately if you look away. It is only if it doesn't detect eye movement after a certain time,



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    I've found it works as long as you're holding the phone right in front of your face. It didn't work when I was looking down at the phone or like from an angle. It also didn't work for me in the dark obviously.

    My guess: The front facing camera isn't the best, so if it can't clearly detect your face, it won't work.
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    I haven't looked for but also haven't seen the eye that said it turns off on my far less often now that its on and I wear glasses. Most of the time when it shuts off I have covered the front facing camera with a finger.
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