The eye tracking is a special feature that any Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 boasts. With the help of the front camera, this option will periodically check where you keep your eyes and, in the event that it detects you looking at the display, it will automatically activate the Smart Stay feature. This second feature that works hand in hand with the eye tracking will allow the device to keep the screen on only as long as you are really looking at it. That’s why you’ve been seeing that eye icon in the Status Bar, because it periodically uses the sensors to track your eyes.
Long story short, keeping the Note 9 Eye Tracking function on won’t be of much use unless you also rely on the Smart Stay function. And while, in the beginning, you might feel weird about having your eyes checked and monitored by your smartphone like that, you are going to love it soon enough. Just try it out and convince yourself of its utility.
Here’s from where you can activate the Smart Stay eye symbol on Note 8 and Note 9:
- Begin by turning on the Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9;
- Head to the Settings Menu;
- Tap on Display;
- Identify the Stay Smart option in there;
- Check its box and look at the Status Bar to make sure that the eye symbol showed up in there.
With the Smart Stay feature officially turned on, your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9 will be able to do that cool eye recognition thing. Basically, it will monitor your eyes and recognize when you’re looking at the display, to turn it on, and when you’re looking away, to turn it off. There is no magic about the eye tracking, only the front sensor of the camera that can target and recognize your eyes and where you’re looking at.
Now that you know how to activate the eye tracking on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8, learning how to use it is just a matter of practice.