Proximity Sensor Won't Work w/ OtterBox
I've used about three different Otterbox Defender cases over the course of my iPhone 4, and have never had any problems. However, I recently purchased a white on white Otterbox Defender case and this seems to be the only Defender that has given me problems with the proximity sensor. When I'm on a call, it does not dim the screen. I don't know if it has anything to do specifically with the plastic part of the defender being white, versus all my other defender cases that are black on the plastic part. I don't know. Anyone else run into this problem by chance?
- 09-16-2011, 03:33 PM #2
Yes, there is a known issue with proximity sensor with this case on the "White" iPhone 4. If you really like the case and want to continue using it, I did find the following work around video on YouTube that might work for you.
Last edited by Irish Rose; 09-16-2011 at 03:35 PM.
- 09-16-2011, 03:51 PM #4
Last edited by Irish Rose; 09-16-2011 at 04:01 PM.
Oh no, I meant white on white because the Otterbox Defender is two layered .. white silicone on white plastic ... versus all the other Defenders I have that are silicone on black plastic. I don't think that the thickness of the iPhone is the issue, as this Otterbox isn't designed specifically for the white iPhone 4, it was just made for the iPhone in general. I honestly don't know if it was even released before the white iPhone for, so the thickness of the iPhone wouldn't be a factor. I've been doing some more research, and it seems that it's the white plastic of the Defender that causes the issue with the iPhone (white or black iPhone).
- 09-16-2011, 04:12 PM #6
- 09-16-2011, 05:32 PM #7