What is the Smart Pause feature on my Samsung Galaxy S4?

Last Update Date : Apr 20. 2018

What is the Smart Pause feature on my Samsung Galaxy S4?




Smart Pause™

The Smart Pause™ feature uses the front camera to sense when you are looking at your device and pauses video playback when you look away from the screen.

Smart Pause Animation

To activate Smart Pause, from the Home screen, touch Menu Menu key > Settings Settings Shortcut > My device Device Settings Icon > Smart screen Smart Screen Icon > Smart pause.


When the feature is on, a green check mark will appear.


Smart Pause may not work in the following situations:

  • When the front camera fails to detect face and eyes.
  • When the source of the light is behind you or when using the device in the dark.
  • When the front camera is already in use by another application.
  • When you are connected to an external video device using AllShare® Cast or HDMI®.
  • When you are using other gestures, such as Air View™.

Note: Smart Pause will be unable to pause if you are using a third-party video player, pop-up player, or Multi window.

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