Video: iOS tweak brings Galaxy S4’s ‘Smart Pause’ feature to iPhone, iPad

iPhone Smart Pause

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 introduced a new feature called “Smart Pause” that automatically pauses video playback when a user turns his or her face away from the phone’s display. While some branded Smart Pause as one of Samsung’s new gimmicky bells and whistles, the feature has definitely managed to generate some buzz — and now it also managed to generate a copycat tweak for iOS devices. iOS developer Chris Simpson has released an app called FaceHalt for jailbroken iOS devices that mimics the Galaxy S4’s Smart Pause on Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod touch. FaceHalt is a system-wide tweak, so it will work in Apple’s native video app as well as third-party video players like YouTube. A video demonstration of FaceHalt follows below, and iOS users with jailbroken devices can download the tweak from the Cydia app store for $1.99.

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