Some Samsung Galaxy S3 users complain about the Smart Stay feature of their devices. According to them, there are times when the Galaxy S3 Smart Stay feature is not functioning well. So, here is a quick look at the possible sources of the problem plus the solutions that you can apply to solve it.
Possible Causes of the Galaxy S3 Smart Stay Problem
Among the possible causes of the Galaxy S3 Smart Stay issue are having the feature disabled, insufficient lighting, physical barriers, software glitches and hardware problem.
Possible Solutions to the Galaxy S3 Smart Stay Problem
Here are the things that you can do to remedy the problem:
1. Check Settings
The first thing that you have to do is check if the Galaxy S3 Smart Stay feature is enabled. Simply follow the #2 solution shown in our previous article at this link. It should be noted that even if you are positive that you have the feature turned On, toggling the feature Off and On might help launch the feature successfully.
2. Refresh the System
Many problems are fixed by simply restarting your device. This enables its system to refresh and remove any possible bugs causing the problem.
3. Go to a Well-Lit Area
The sensor of your phone will not be able to detect your face if you are in a dim or poorly lit area. So, try moving in a place where there is enough lighting.
4. Remove Any Physical Barriers in Between
Make sure that there are no objects blocking or obscuring the area between you and your Galaxy S3’s front-facing camera like an invisible film, dirt or other objects that are foreign to your phone.
5. Disable or Uninstall Rouge Apps
Check if there are apps that are disrupting the normal function of your Galaxy S3 Smart Stay feature. Try disabling the app or apps that you recently installed, or start your device in Safe Mode and test the Smart Stay feature there.
6. Factory Reset
If the problem persists even in Safe Mode, then that’s the time for you to consider doing a Factory Reset. This will restore your phone into its original settings and remove any glitches caused by third-party programs that you have installed. Remember to backup your device before doing this though because this will completely wipe all the data stored in your phone.
7. Have the Hardware Checked
If your Galaxy S3 is experiencing frequent overheating especially in the camera area and you suspect that it is contributing to the issue, have it checked by a Samsung technician or someone who knows a great deal about the hardware of the Galaxy S3.
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