1. TLD1's Avatar
    I just came back to the iPhone4 after leaving briefly to return to BlackBerry due to my disgust over the proximity issues with both of my previous iP4's...and Apple's new arrogance in customer service. The fact is, that I'm spoiled to the Safari browser and multimedia performance of the iPhone, and the BlackBerry just isn't there yet. So, I'm back and enjoying the iP4...even though it's not without flaws.

    I purchased a new iPhone 4...and lo and behold, even my new week-32 iP4 is exhibiting the same PS issues with putting callers on "mute" and hanging up on callers altogether by touching the buttons with my cheek during calls that my other two phones had.

    I've heard that Apple has brushed this off as a "known problem"...and some claim that the problem went away with the 4.0.1 update. But, clearly that's not a cure for everybody. Has Apple come out with any "fix" for this yet?

    BTW...please don't instruct me to hold the phone differently, or just to "live with it" as some have in other threads concerning this problem...please.
    Last edited by davistld01; 08-21-2010 at 11:05 AM.
    08-21-2010 11:02 AM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    It won't be fixed until at least 4.1, due in a few weeks. 4.01 and .02 do NOT fix it. Until then, just push the home button when you connect a call. Therefore no one gets hung up on.
    08-21-2010 11:22 AM
  3. BryanTheRed's Avatar
    Yeah, it is purely a software issue. You can exchange phones all you want but the issue isn't going away until the next update. So you are going to have to live with it or do with out the iPhone.
    08-21-2010 11:48 AM
  4. Garz's Avatar
    Yup Mr. Jobs said in their last press conference a fix would be coming soon in a softare update
    08-21-2010 01:07 PM
  5. TLD1's Avatar
    If it's a software glitch...it can be fixed with an OS update...hopefully coming soon.

    I've cooled my jets about it though, and it's not a dealbreaker anymore... just an annoyance.
    08-21-2010 04:23 PM
  6. TampaDude's Avatar
    I don't have any issues with the proximity sensor on my iPhone 4. Am I just lucky?
    08-21-2010 04:54 PM
  7. ghostface147's Avatar
    ^^Do you have a beard?
    08-21-2010 05:09 PM
  8. TampaDude's Avatar
    ^^Do you have a beard?
    What difference does that make?
    08-21-2010 05:54 PM
  9. ghostface147's Avatar
    Well if you have a beard, the hair introduces a layer between your skin and the touchscreen. No skin contact, no accidental touchscreen activation. Duh.
    08-21-2010 06:46 PM
  10. noaim's Avatar
    ive had this issue once and thats it so I donno if its a problem on my phone or not
    08-21-2010 07:12 PM
  11. TLD1's Avatar
    Mine is an intermittant problem...but if the PS is properly functioning, it shouldn't happen at all. It never was an issue with either my 3G or 3GS iPhones.
    08-21-2010 07:29 PM
  12. swooshme's Avatar
    Well if you have a beard, the hair introduces a layer between your skin and the touchscreen. No skin contact, no accidental touchscreen activation. Duh.
    Well maybe I'll go on a shaving strike until its fixed. lol
    08-21-2010 08:41 PM
  13. swooshme's Avatar
    Mine is an intermittant problem...but if the PS is properly functioning, it shouldn't happen at all. It never was an issue with either my 3G or 3GS iPhones.
    Mine is intermittent as well. Not usually a big deal for me until it hangs up a call with tech support for a Dell Server, a call on which was going on 1.5 hours with 45 minutes of hold time in there. AAAHHHH!
    08-21-2010 08:43 PM
  14. crystus's Avatar
    I am surprised Steve didn't recommend a good plastic surgeon to fix all of our ears.
    08-22-2010 12:48 AM
  15. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    the only time i have this issue is if i hold the phone on my shoulder with my head and no hands. if i keep the phone in my hands i dont have this issue. hopefully 4.1 fixes the issue so i dont hang up on people while im busy doing things while talking on the phone.
    08-22-2010 02:11 AM
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