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  • 'FaceHalt' Will Pause Videos You're Watching When You Look Away From Your iOS Device


    With a new jailbreak tweak dubbed FaceHalt by iOS developer Apocolipse, you can give your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad the ability to pause video playback whenever you look away from your iOS device. This tweak is perfect for when you get interrupted or distracted in the middle of a video and want to make sure you donít miss any of it.

    The tweak harnesses the power of your front-facing camera to detect when your face is facing the direction of the screen. If your face cannot be detected, the video will pause. This feature will work in most video-playing applications. You can see the tweak in action via the demo video below:



    For a mobile-friendly video link that works with our app, tap on the video link below:

    YouTube Link

    FaceHalt can be enabled or disabled on demand from the preferences pane in the Settings application.

    The tweak is inspired from the Smart Pause feature of the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone, and is an interesting an innovative way of ensuring that you never miss a beat from the videos you watch. Luckily, this jailbreak tweak will bring this feature to the iOS device lineup, so that Apple device users don't have to miss out.

    If you want to give FaceHalt a try, you will find it in Cydia's BigBoss repository for just $1.99. FaceHalt works with the following devices running iOS 6.0 or later:


    • iPad 2
    • iPad with retina display (3rd and 4th generation)
    • iPad Mini
    • iPhone 4S
    • iPhone 5
    • iPod touch 5G


    Name: FaceHalt
    Price: $1.99
    Version: 1.0.2-1
    Requirements: iOS 6.0+, Device with A5 chip or newer
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Apocolipse
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'FaceHalt' Will Pause Videos You're Watching When You Look Away From Your iOS Device started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Pretty cool something like on galaxy. S4
    1. wiipro's Avatar
      wiipro -
      Like the Samsung galaxy commercial
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      "and is an interesting an innovative way of ensuring that you never miss a beat from the videos you watch."

      lol, when it was a Galaxy S4 exclusive it was called a gimmick.
    1. weazle23's Avatar
      weazle23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      "and is an interesting an innovative way of ensuring that you never miss a beat from the videos you watch."

      lol, when it was a Galaxy S4 exclusive it was called a gimmick.
      It was a gimmick then and its a gimmick now
    1. recognition's Avatar
      recognition -
      imagine if your tv could do this... you'd never get to the end of a programme!
    1. wiipro's Avatar
      wiipro -
      Lol
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Cool tweak but this feature is a useless feature for smartphones. I could see tablets but not phones.
    1. Mohit555's Avatar
      Mohit555 -
      Highly useless.. Just like tha actual samsung phones। i like being able to watch videos without having to pay them as much attention as a wife
    1. sirbebe's Avatar
      sirbebe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mohit555 View Post
      Highly useless.. Just like tha actual samsung phones। i like being able to watch videos without having to pay them as much attention as a wife
      Lmao +111
    1. kbcox0327's Avatar
      kbcox0327 -
      It doesn't work. Save your $$$.
    1. sirbebe's Avatar
      sirbebe -
      I just downloaded and used it in the YouTube app and it worked great. If you look away it pauses look back at the video it resumes. Not something I would used just thought Id try it out.
    1. snoozkewl's Avatar
      snoozkewl -
      imagine if you watch videos in the dark and the face recognition software can't find your face and keeps pausing the video.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by snoozkewl View Post
      imagine if you watch videos in the dark and the face recognition software can't find your face and keeps pausing the video.
      What does the s4 do in that situation?
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      What does the s4 do in that situation?
      Probably never plays the video.
    1. DieselVexx's Avatar
      DieselVexx -
      doesn't work

      DOESN't WORK
    1. LucySterling's Avatar
      LucySterling -
      My friend has the S4 and she watches tons of youtube videos, but she does not use that pause function. I think it would get annoying after a while...
    1. sirbebe's Avatar
      sirbebe -
      You right just tried using it in the dark with horrible results and anything other then YouTube gave me a big hassle to watch anything.
    1. Fellowapplegater's Avatar
      Fellowapplegater -
      It works .5% of the time and on 1% of video apps. Don't waste your money
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      "and is an interesting an innovative way of ensuring that you never miss a beat from the videos you watch."

      lol, when it was a Galaxy S4 exclusive it was called a gimmick.
      Another hater who finds it necessary to join a forum for products they hate so they can whine about them.
      Why bother?

      And yeah, it's a gimmick on any phone.
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      Meh... If I wanted gimmicks I'd just buy an S4.