Samsung Galaxy S4 facial recognition

Smart stay, Smart rotation, Smart pause, Smart scroll, and face unlock are all really handy Samsung Galaxy S4 features!

The front-facing camera on the Samsung Galaxy S4 can pay attention to your face and eyes to enable quite a few functions. Smart stay will dim the screen when you're not looking at it in order to save battery, and pause inconvenient time-outs when you are. Smart rotation can make sure the screen stays the right side up when you're lying down. Smart pause will pause video if you're not looking at it. Smart scroll will even scroll down a page by tilting your head. For light, easy security, facial recognition can be used to unlock your phone, too.

That's an awful lot of features, but don't worry, we'll show you how to activate or deactivate them. It's actually really easy. 

Smart Screen options on the Samsung Galaxy S4

How to set up Smart Stay, Smart Rotation, Smart Pause, and Smart Scroll on the Samsung Galaxy S4

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to access the Notification drawer.
  2. Tap on the Settings gear icon in the top-right.
  3. Tap the My Device dab at the top.
  4. Tap the Smart screen button at the bottom, under the Input and control subheading.
  5. Toggle Smart stay, Smart rotation, Smart pause, and Smart scroll as desired. 

Setting up facial unlock is a little bit different.

Screen lock options on the Samsung Galaxy S4

How to set up face unlock on the Samsung Galaxy S4

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to access the Notification drawer.
  2. Tap on the Settings gear icon in the top-right.
  3. Tap the My Device tab at the top.
  4. Tap te Lock screen, under the Personalization subheading.
  5. Tap Screen lock under the Screen security subheading, and select Face Unlock.

That's it! Do you find any of the Smart features particularly useful? If you're having trouble setting up any of these, leave a comment!

 

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