- 09-14-2010, 12:26 PM #26
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- 09-14-2010, 12:44 PM #28
- 09-14-2010, 01:43 PM #29
Made the problem worse for me
I never noticed the proximity sensor issue until the 4.1 update. Now I can turn the screen on/off by moving the iPhone by just a few millimeters or by changing its angle during a call. Not too big an issue since I hold it far enough away to not touch any buttons, but it's still not a fix for me.
- 09-14-2010, 02:07 PM #30
Mines fixed. The only one time it came up with the screen lit was because sunlight was leaking between my cheek and the screen itself. Which is acceptable. If they make it anymore sensitive to darkness itll be turning off on you all the time dont you think?
- 09-14-2010, 03:11 PM #31
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- 09-14-2010, 03:48 PM #33iPhone Newbie
- 10 Posts
my phone is new just got it last week. I noticed the issue with 4.02 (phone shipped with this) so I upgraded to 4.1 the day it came out. Now the screen flashes bright and dim alot while talking on the phone with it up to my ear. Not all the time but i notice it quite a bit. That has to hurt battery power which I am surprised isn't as good as I thought it would be coming from an iphone 3g.
- 09-14-2010, 03:52 PM #34
Woo - Hooo, I get to make an appointment at the apple store to swap out my phone...
either that or pay $29.00 to have them ship me a new one and send them mine back.
We did restore as new so I lost all the setups I did and game notifications and it still didn't work. The first call I made after the restore the screen kept flasing on and off every 2 seconds.
- 09-14-2010, 09:37 PM #35
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- 09-15-2010, 01:11 PM #38
- 09-15-2010, 02:56 PM #39
- 09-16-2010, 12:59 AM #41
I have the Blue Ant S4 in the car. Great bluetooth thats for sure! Also I just tested mine out again and the proximity sensor works just like my 3G did. Called my voicemail and held it to my ear and evern held the phone with my face/shoulder and the screen did not turn on. Like stated above it takes a tiny tiny bit longer for screen to come back on after I move it far enough away from my face but it's not long enough to be annoying.
- 09-16-2010, 12:59 PM #42
- 09-17-2010, 01:13 AM #43
- 09-17-2010, 08:51 AM #44
- 09-17-2010, 12:09 PM #45
OK, I started this discussion, so I guess I should conclude the saga. I went to the Genius Bar yesterday afternoon and after checking the phone out and doing some observation, all that could be recommended was to replace the hardware. I agreed and so the hardware is replaced. I am still trying to get my apps back where I want them!!!
The bottom line is that I still have proximity Sensor issues. If my phone is not held tight up to my ear, the screen comes to life and invariably either face time or touch tones or muting occurs. Never (ever) had this problem with the 3G or 3GS, so I guess Apple still has work to do. I will give them until 4.2, then go get another unit in hopes they fix the issue.
Meanwhile, hold your phone tightly up to your ear and don't let it tip. That seems to help even though it is not the real world.
- 09-18-2010, 06:43 AM #47
- 09-18-2010, 08:08 AM #48
- 09-18-2010, 08:25 AM #49
I'm on 4.1 and I'm still having the same proximity issues!! I guess there really was no fix for this and again Apple made up some B.S. just to try and keep everyone quiet. Sucks everytime I'm on a call my face ends up turning on the dialer and I hear beeps or I end up turning face time on, this is just ridiculous that such an advanced phone like the iP4 cant even get the proximity sensor right......
- 09-20-2010, 06:46 AM #50iPhone Beginner
- 90 Posts
I never had the proximity issue until AFTER i updated to 4.1. Now when i talk my screen randomly comes on and goes off. I've still haven't muted or dropped a call, but it is rather distracting and annoying to catch the screen flashing out of the corner of my eye all the time.
Anyone have any ideas why? or what could help?