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What is a smart stay?

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Smart Stay is a feature on select Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets that prevents the display from turning off despite the screen timeout setting. It keeps the screen awake by using the device's front camera to detect whether the user is looking at the screen.

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The Smart Stay feature can be enabled in the display settings on supported devices. It works best when the device is positioned or held properly and used in a well-lit environment. It may not function correctly if other applications are using the front camera. To prolong battery life, the Smart Stay feature also lowers the screen brightness when the user isn't watching the screen.

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