1. madmom's Avatar
    Got new otterbox case yesterday for my white iPhone 4, hoping I wouldn't have issues like I did with another cheaper brand. But, it started again! I've installed a call lock application but still have some issues. Any hints, tips or fixes? I really love this case, so I hate to give it up, but if anyone knows of any alterations I can make in this otterbox in order to keep it or can recommend a protective case that won't cause these issues, please let me know. Thanks!
    06-22-2012 09:05 AM
  2. jclisenby's Avatar
    It's a problem with the iPhone proximity sensor. I have several friends who have issues with call locking. All of them
    On the iPhone 4. Haven't heard any issues on the 4S.
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    06-22-2012 09:52 AM
  3. ghostface147's Avatar
    And if you believe the leaked pictures, the new iPhone will move the proximity sensor back to the original location.
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    06-25-2012 12:58 AM
  4. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Did you by a case for the 4 or the 4s? The prox sensor on the 4s was moved too and the opening near the earpiece is bigger, so you may want to try a 4s case to see if that helps. I'm able to use both a 4 case and a 4s case without any problems, but I believe that was only an issue on the white iPhones.
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    06-26-2012 11:41 AM
  5. tzu1978's Avatar
    Did you by a case for the 4 or the 4s?
    06-27-2012 11:08 AM
  6. madmom's Avatar
    I am using the otterbox for the 4. Are you guys saying that a 4S cover would be compatible, too, and might solve my problems? If so, I am sure willing to try.
    06-27-2012 10:05 PM
  7. jclisenby's Avatar
    I am using the otterbox for the 4. Are you guys saying that a 4S cover would be compatible, too, and might solve my problems? If so, I am sure willing to try.
    I would try the 4S Otterbox. Everyone I know that had issues fixed them with the new case. It's a much better design that that of the 4.
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    06-28-2012 02:25 PM
  8. madmom's Avatar
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I am now using a 4S otterbox with NO further problems Yay!
    07-16-2012 11:09 AM
  9. bear_lx's Avatar
    now i need to check the case i bought, lol. isnt here yet, in the mail today
    07-16-2012 11:12 AM
  10. Brickman's Avatar
    Got new otterbox case yesterday for my white iPhone 4, hoping I wouldn't have issues like I did with another cheaper brand. But, it started again! I've installed a call lock application but still have some issues. Any hints, tips or fixes? I really love this case, so I hate to give it up, but if anyone knows of any alterations I can make in this otterbox in order to keep it or can recommend a protective case that won't cause these issues, please let me know. Thanks!
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I am now using a 4S otterbox with NO further problems Yay!
    Sorry I did not see this earlier! :o I am glad you got it fixed though!

    I had a LOT of probs wit the Prox Sens. on my iP4 and the OBD. in particular the White Plastic shell OBD.For some reason the Black plastic shell never gave me any problems. Only the white one. Here is the DIY that I came up with:

    (NOTE: This is what I did to MY Defender. I do not recommend it. I just know that it worked for me. Proceed at your own risk.)

    I took the OBD plastic part apart. I took the front part (the one with the screen protector) and I GENTLY cut out the screen protector from the Prox. Sens. area. I did this with an exacto knife. I then took a Black Permanent marker and "blacked out" the inside area of the plastic shell around the PS. I then GENTLY "scaped" the face of the plastic shell to remove any that I got on the face of the plastic shell.

    Below is a Pic of what I did. Not the best pic but you get the idea.
    07-16-2012 12:58 PM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    The black iPhone 4 does have proximity sensor issues. It was fixed for the white iPhone 4 and all 4S's.
    07-16-2012 01:08 PM
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