Red dot next to ear piece

mynameis

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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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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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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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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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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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