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    Default Red dot next to ear piece

    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?
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    Default Re: Red dot next to ear piece

    I also just noticed it only comes on when I turn the phone on. When I put it to sleep, it shuts off.
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    Default Re: Red dot next to ear piece

    It's the proximity sensor.
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    Default Re: Red dot next to ear piece

    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    It's the proximity sensor.
    And that is?
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    Default Re: Red dot next to ear piece

    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.
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    Default Re: Red dot next to ear piece

    The sensor that turns off the screen when you're on a call, etc.
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    Default Re: Red dot next to ear piece

    Quote Originally Posted by alsource View Post
    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!
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    Default Re: Red dot next to ear piece

    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Red dot next to ear piece

    Quote Originally Posted by gordol View Post
    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...
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    Default Re: Red dot next to ear piece

    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.
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    Default Re: Red dot next to ear piece

    Quote Originally Posted by samuel logan View Post
    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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    Default Re: Red dot next to ear piece

    Quote Originally Posted by alsource View Post
    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

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