What is the Smart Pause™ feature on my Samsung Galaxy Alpha®?

Last Update Date : Apr 25. 2018

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


Turning On Smart Pause:


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

2. Touch Settings Settings Icon .

3. Touch Motions and gestures Settings Motions and Gestures Icon .

4. Touch Mute/pause.

5. Touch the slider Slider Off to turn Mute/pause on Slider On .

6. Mark the Smart pause checkbox to turn on the feature.


Smart Pause works best when:


    • The device is held steady and upright.

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

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

    • You are not connected to an external video device using the AllShare® Cast Wireless Hub or an HDMI® cable.

NOTE: Smart Pause will be unable to pause if you are using a downloaded video player, a pop-up player, or Multi Window™.

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