1. mynameis's Avatar
    So, there is a little red LED light next to my earphone. (I don't know what you really call it. It's where you hear when you're making a call) I'm sure there is a name for it. Haha. Anyway, it is only visible when I'm in a dark room. Anyone else seen this or seeing this?
    06-15-2013 05:37 AM
  2. mynameis's Avatar
    I also just noticed it only comes on when I turn the phone on. When I put it to sleep, it shuts off.
    06-15-2013 05:45 AM
  3. Massie's Avatar
    It's the proximity sensor.
    06-15-2013 06:40 AM
  4. mynameis's Avatar
    It's the proximity sensor.
    And that is?
    06-15-2013 06:51 AM
  5. alsource's Avatar
    The proximity sensor turns off the display and the touchscreen when you put your phone near your face during a call,so you won't tap on anything with your face or ear.
    06-15-2013 07:00 AM
  6. Massie's Avatar
    The sensor that turns off the screen when you're on a call, etc.
    06-15-2013 07:01 AM
  7. mynameis's Avatar
    The proximity sensor turns off the display and the touchscreen when you put your phone near your face during a call,so you won't tap on anything with your face or ear.
    Gotcha. Just didn't know what it was and knew you guys could help. Thanks a lot!
    06-15-2013 09:52 AM
  8. gordol's Avatar
    It's the proximity sensor.
    I don't see this dot, unless I shine a light onto the thing. IOW, it doesn't light up.
    06-15-2013 11:22 PM
  9. dobermansrule's Avatar
    I don't see this dot, unless I shine a light onto the thing. IOW, it doesn't light up.
    I have heard that it all depends on your personal "sensory" to IR light. Apparently some people can see it and some people can't...
    06-15-2013 11:26 PM
  10. samuel logan's Avatar
    It is called a proximity sensor and is used to detect when you hold your phone up to your ear during a phone call.
    Nothing to worry about.
    07-18-2016 05:02 PM
  11. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    It is called a proximity sensor and is used to detect when you hold your phone up to your ear during a phone call.
    Nothing to worry about.
    You dug up a 3 year old post. And then said the same thing that had already been stated in the thread.

    Welcome to iMore? Great first post?
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    07-18-2016 08:18 PM
  12. ballislife3's Avatar
    The proximity sensor turns off the display and the touchscreen when you put your phone near your face during a call,so you won't tap on anything with your face or ear.

    Question: my phone screen turned off after avred dot appeared on the front of the phone to the near the top and nowbit isnt turning back on
    07-28-2016 11:10 AM

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