Galaxy Alpha: What is the Smart stay feature on my Samsung Galaxy Alpha?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018

Smart Stay


The Smart stay feature uses the front-facing camera to detect when you are looking at your device so that the screen stays on regardless of the screen timeout setting.

Smart Stay Animation


Turning On Smart Stay


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1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon .

2. Touch Settings Settings Icon .

3. Scroll to and touch Display Settings Display Icon .

4. Mark the Smart stay checkbox to turn on the feature.


Smart stay works best when:


1. The device is held steady and upright.

2. The device is in well-lit environment, but the screen is not in direct light.

3. The front-facing camera is not being used by another application.

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