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I use Gingerbread.

My Android phone has feature, that turns off display during call when I put the phone to my ear. However, the sensor is probably over-sensitive in my device, so it often turns off during call even when I don't keep it next to my face.

This is an issue if I want to use keyboard during call when the screen turns off. Can I disable this feature?

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Screen turn off is managed by proximity sensor, so you will have to disable that. There seem to be some applications that will help you do that. Check Screebl Lite - Save Power! –  blogger Aug 26 '12 at 12:19

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In Gingerbread you can find it in Advanced Settings in the Call Settings: go to Settings -> Calls-> Advanced. I'm not sure where exactly but it's where you have the options of call waiting, etc.

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That's extremely dependent on the ROM, looking here on GB 2.3.7, that does not exist! What ROM is that are you referring to? –  t0mm13b Jan 15 '13 at 16:16
    
thats 2.3.6! im sure its somewhere there. or press options in the keypad screen and check everywhere in preferences! –  AbdulHannan Jan 16 '13 at 5:09
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check everywhere in preferences.... hummm... could do better than that! Enclose a screenshot of it, and should have stated GB 2.3.6 in your answer ... –  t0mm13b Jan 16 '13 at 15:02
    
For those who found this answer, and are looking for the answer on a newer android version, I found this on my Samsung Galaxy S 3, running Android 4.1.1, this is how I turned off that feature. Enter the dialer (the "Phone" icon", as if you wanted to make a call). Bring up the menu, and click "Call Settings". Uncheck "Auto Screen off during calls" –  Mark Hildreth Feb 8 '13 at 15:57

There is a free app named Screebl, that will keep your phone on during a call. In fact, you will have to physically shut your phone off/place it in standy, after you install this app by tapping the on/off button on a Samsung Galaxy Proclaim 2.3.6 Gingerbread OS.

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In gingerbread 2.3.6, you can turn it off in Call Settings>Additional Settings then uncheck the "Turn on proximity Sensor". Here is a screenshot:

Screehshot

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Plug in a headset. It's the only answer!

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