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#1032478 - 16th Mar 2017 7:01am Flashing eye
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Hello people, this morning I have noticed a flashing eye symbol on the top of my phone. It appears on the bar where my battery level and the time appear. This eye is only there when I go on Wiki Wirral and no other site. Am I being watched or just being paranoid smile any ideas please folks ? Cheers

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#1032479 - 16th Mar 2017 7:40am Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly]
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If its a Samsung then it's keeping the screen visible as you look at the phone. It stops it going to sleep as you read.
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#1032480 - 16th Mar 2017 8:09am Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly]
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Cheers Mark. Yes it is a Samsung but I don't know why this has only appeared this morning. Now you have told me what it is I will go into settings and see if it can be turned off. Thank you.

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#1032486 - 16th Mar 2017 10:34am Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly]
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Cant get rid of the thing. It's starting to spook me smile

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#1032487 - 16th Mar 2017 10:44am Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly]
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I've got a Samsung, I'm using it now but I've never had a flashing eye on it
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#1032488 - 16th Mar 2017 10:47am Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly]
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Its all in the eyes!!

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#1032492 - 16th Mar 2017 11:27am Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly]
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Originally Posted By: Dilly
Cant get rid of the thing. It's starting to spook me smile


You're being watched ...again wink
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#1032494 - 16th Mar 2017 11:49am Re: Flashing eye [Re: granny]
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Originally Posted By: granny
Originally Posted By: Dilly
Cant get rid of the thing. It's starting to spook me smile


You're being watched ...again wink


Oh yes I know that Granny. Can't get away from those eyes smile

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#1032516 - 16th Mar 2017 3:11pm Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly]
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It must be an I-Phone !!!

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#1032525 - 16th Mar 2017 4:28pm Re: Flashing eye [Re: spinner1]
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It must be an I-Phone !!!


laffin

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#1032531 - 16th Mar 2017 4:32pm Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly]
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It uses the front camera to see if you are watching the screen, if so it keeps screen lit and puts the eye symbol up.

The function is called "Smart Stay" so disable that.

It comes under settings-display somewhere
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#1032534 - 16th Mar 2017 4:55pm Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly]
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Cheers DD. I've been into settings and it looks to be switched off but still keeps winking at me smile

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#1032536 - 16th Mar 2017 5:22pm Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly]
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It must just be paranoid that you are watching it omg
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#1032538 - 16th Mar 2017 5:52pm Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly]
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Just had a thought, I will stick a bit of tape over the front camera. Try spy on me now big brother smile

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#1032540 - 16th Mar 2017 6:33pm Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly]
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Ive been getting emails from the white house for some reason.on an old freeserve account. Never had them when obama was in power . just put it down to cia gchq and feel honoured they consider you worthy to snoop on

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