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    Default Does iPhone has proximity censor?

    For when, one, talks on the phone?
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    Default Re: Does iPhone has proximity censor?

    Yes it does. It's used to detect when your iPhone is against your face or in a pocket/purse.
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    Default Re: Does iPhone has proximity censor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    Yes it does. It's used to detect when your iPhone is against your face or in a pocket/purse.
    Well then mine is not working.
    I'm on 10.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alain_A View Post
    Well then mine is not working.
    I'm on 10.0
    When you're in a call, your screen stays lit?
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    Default Re: Does iPhone has proximity censor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alain_A View Post
    Well then mine is not working.
    I'm on 10.0
    What makes you say that? Please give specific example(s).
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    Default Re: Does iPhone has proximity censor?

    Quote Originally Posted by TwitchyPuppy View Post
    When you're in a call, your screen stays lit?
    Yes, I have to assume cause when I put the phone in the otter box holster the screen does not go off
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    Default Re: Does iPhone has proximity censor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    What makes you say that? Please give specific example(s).
    When I use the work android and put my hand on the top of the phone, the screen goes black but not the iphone
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    Default Re: Does iPhone has proximity censor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alain_A View Post
    Yes, I have to assume cause when I put the phone in the otter box holster the screen does not go off
    Have you tried it without the case on the phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alain_A View Post
    Yes, I have to assume cause when I put the phone in the otter box holster the screen does not go off
    Make the test, next time. Talk on the phone then quickly bring it on front of you. If the screen lights up, the sensor works.
    If the screen is already lit, the sensor doesn't work.
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    Default Re: Does iPhone has proximity censor?

    Or ask someone to look at it while I'm on the phone
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    Default Re: Does iPhone has proximity censor?

    The proximity sensor should only turn your screen off when on a call. Your phones screen won't turn off when you put it in the holster because it doesn't offer the sleep/wake function like the iPad does. You'll either have to press the power button or wait for your screen to automatically shut off after the specified amount of time you set it at. Mine turns off after 1 minute of inactivity. I think you might be confusing the proximity sensor with the sleep/wake function, in which the iPhone does not offer.
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    Default Re: Does iPhone has proximity censor?

    Quote Originally Posted by sprocket2107 View Post
    The proximity sensor should only turn your screen off when on a call. Your phones screen won't turn off when you put it in the holster because it doesn't offer the sleep/wake function like the iPad does. You'll either have to press the power button or wait for your screen to automatically shut off after the specified amount of time you set it at. Mine turns off after 1 minute of inactivity. I think you might be confusing the proximity sensor with the sleep/wake function, in which the iPhone does not offer.
    Right, I come from BB so that is how it was working. Put in holster light goes off and so on.
    Now I'll have to get used to the new system.
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    Ah I see, yeah the berries had that cool feature with the holsters. Also that awesome LED notification light. I miss those. If you were really worried about your screen taking too long when shutting off automatically you could always just set the screen timeout to turn off after 30 seconds of inactivity.
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    Default Re: Does iPhone has proximity censor?

    I was thinking that it could drain the battery faster. I'll get used to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alain_A View Post
    I was thinking that it could drain the battery faster. I'll get used to it
    You can adjust the time until the phone locks / turns off.. if you have a fear of the screen being on too long ire: Battery.

    Settings > Display > Auto-Lock
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    Default Re: Does iPhone has proximity censor?

    What I do now is to manually turn it off.
    Especially when I'm using the phone on Bluetooth
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    Default Re: Does iPhone has proximity censor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alain_A View Post
    What I do now is to manually turn it off.
    Especially when I'm using the phone on Bluetooth
    I just hit the power button and it turns the screen off when I'm on Bluetooth.

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