1. Alain_A's Avatar
    For when, one, talks on the phone?
    10-10-2016 10:59 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Yes it does. It's used to detect when your iPhone is against your face or in a pocket/purse.
    10-10-2016 11:32 AM
  3. Alain_A's Avatar
    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
    10-10-2016 11:35 AM
  4. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Well then mine is not working.
    I'm on 10.0
    When you're in a call, your screen stays lit?
    10-10-2016 12:21 PM
  5. Craig's Avatar
    Well then mine is not working.
    I'm on 10.0
    What makes you say that? Please give specific example(s).
    10-10-2016 12:59 PM
  6. Alain_A's Avatar
    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
    10-10-2016 06:05 PM
  7. Alain_A's Avatar
    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
    10-10-2016 06:06 PM
  8. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    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?
    10-10-2016 06:23 PM
  9. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    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.
    10-10-2016 06:28 PM
  10. Alain_A's Avatar
    Or ask someone to look at it while I'm on the phone
    10-10-2016 06:32 PM
  11. sprocket2107's Avatar
    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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    10-12-2016 10:39 AM
  12. Alain_A's Avatar
    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.
    10-12-2016 12:09 PM
  13. sprocket2107's Avatar
    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.
    10-12-2016 12:46 PM
  14. Alain_A's Avatar
    I was thinking that it could drain the battery faster. I'll get used to it
    10-12-2016 01:04 PM
  15. Craig's Avatar
    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
    10-12-2016 01:36 PM
  16. Alain_A's Avatar
    What I do now is to manually turn it off.
    Especially when I'm using the phone on Bluetooth
    10-12-2016 01:40 PM
  17. comiken205's Avatar
    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.
    10-12-2016 02:57 PM

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