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What are the Smart features on my Samsung Galaxy S5 mini?

Smart features enhance the way you interact with your device. Using built-in cameras and sensors, your device can coordinate with your movements for seamless operation.

Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Smart Stay

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

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Smart Features
  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Scroll to and touch Display.

  4. Mark the Smart stay checkbox to turn on the feature and touch OK.

   

Turn On Using the Quick Settings Panel

You can also quickly turn Smart stay on or off from the Quick Settings Panel. Using two fingers slightly separated, swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom and then touch Smart stay.

   

Smart stay works best under the following conditions:   

  • When the device is held steady and upright.

    When the device is held steady and upright.

  • When the device is in well-lit conditions, but the screen is not in direct light.

  • When the front-facing camera is not being used by another application.

Smart Rotation

The Smart rotation feature uses the front-facing camera to sense when you are looking at your device, and it keeps your screen from rotating (based on your face's orientation). If you are viewing your device in portrait mode and happen to lie back on your couch, the screen remains in portrait mode.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Smart Features
  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Scroll to and touch Display.

  4. Touch Screen rotation.

  5. If necessary, touch the slider off next to Screen rotation to turn it on.

  6. Mark the Smart rotation checkbox to turn on the feature and touch OK.

   

Smart rotation may not work in the following situations:   

  • When the front-facing 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-facing camera is already in use by another application.

  • When you are using other gestures, such as Air View.

Smart Alert

Smart alert is a motion gesture that will have your device vibrate when you pick it up and notifications, such as missed calls or new messages, are waiting.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Smart Features
  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Scroll to and touch Motions and gestures.

  4. Touch Smart alert.

  5. Touch the slider off to turn Smart alert on.

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