Proximity Sensor is a hardware level sensor to detect nearby proximity within the handset.

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How to Fix Nexus-4 sensor problem while on calls

I am having nexus 4 from my friends and I had a small issue with that.When i lift the call and place it my ear the screen was turning off when i remove from my ear then again it wont turn on please ...
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triggering proximity sensor when receiving phone calls

i find one thing annoying with my Android phone is that ,whenever i receive a call with the phone inside my pocket, i accidentally end up cutting(i mean ending) the call when trying to take the phone ...
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Where is the proximity sensor on nexus 7

I want to know is there a proximity sensor on nexus 7(2014). where is the proximity on nexus 7?
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Nexus 6 screen goes black during call (w/ Lollipop 5.1)

After updating to Lollipop 5.1, any phone calls made turns the screen off. I cannot get the phone to bring up the screen to end the call, dial another person, or interact with the screen in any way.
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Disable screen turn-off during phone call

I know this might be a possible duplicate question but I haven't found an answer yet. phone>call settings>proximity sensor is not available on my version of android. Is there another way to disable ...
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Nexus 5 with cracked screen - Screen is always off when in a call

I cracked the screen of my LG Nexus 5 (running Android Lollipop 5.0.1). This seems to have made the proximity sensor go haywire. Now, whenever I make a call, the screen immediately goes black and ...
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Wake up to find that proximity sensor is on

Samsung note 2 KitKat 4.4.2 It happens repeatedly for the last few days Before sleep: fully charged, clean all the background apps, turnoff GPS turn on flight mode. The next morning, battery ...
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LG G3 proximity sensor half working

The past couple of days my proximity sensor has been playing up and after using CPU-Z to check if it's working I can see that when looking at my phone at a normal distance it shows 5cm, and if I wave ...
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What is the difference between a proximity sensor and a light sensor? [closed]

I've run across the specifications for this Android device, the HTC One V. On the PhoneArena site, the specs have it that the phone has both a proximity sensor and a light sensor. I thought a ...
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Proximity Sensor: Does its 24x7 use rapidly decrease its life?

I'm using the AutoScreenOnOff app, so that my phone is turned on the moment I flip open its cover and is turned off when I close the cover. After having used it quite satisfactorily for a couple of ...
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Android Lollipop with Nexus 5 - Proximity & Notification Bar

I've updated my non-rooted, Nexus 5 with an OTA update to Android 5.0 Lollipop and since then I have noticed quite a few things. I am not sure if those are bugs or not. The Proximity Sensor does not ...
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Asus memo pad 8 led notification

Hi there I have an ASUS MeMO Pad 8 ME181C I want to know is there a proximity sensor or a notification led on right hand side of the tablet. If it's a notification led how does it work? Thanks...
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Disable Proximity Sensor in T-Mobile S5

My new T-Mobile S5 has this "feature" that turns the screen off when anything (including your hand) gets near the screen. I'm pulling my hair out and I'm going to be returning the phone to T-Mobile ...
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Screen goes off during call and does not come back in Micromax A89

I am using Micromax A89 with ICS 4.0.4 512 MB RAM Screen 4.0 Inch I am facing this problem since beginning. But it was solved automatically. Now again it happens when I dial a call or receive a ...
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LG G2 proximity sensor

I found a big issue in my LG G2 proximity sensor. During a phone call the screen doesn't turn off and the automatic screen lightness doesn't work. This problems happened many times a day. I also tried ...
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Can't disable lock screen during call

I'm using Android 4.3 on Samsung Note 2, and the lock screen frequently is present when I finish a call. I have no need to secure my phone under these circumstances. How do I disable the appearance of ...
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Proximity sensor always 0 or 9cm. Could this be a hardware or software problem?

The proximity sensor on my phone always gives a distance value of 0 or 9cm (using both Z Device Test and CPU-Z). In sunlight, the sensor gives a reading of 9cm. Anywhere else (in shade, indoors, etc) ...
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Accelerometer on Moto G is bad from factory?

I got a Motorola Moto G a few weeks ago and unfortunately it came with what I suspect is a failing accelerometer. I say that because when I open any level (bubble) application it reads random numbers ...
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How to keep display always off during the call on HTC Sense 4.1 (Android 4.0.1)?

My wife has a problem with HTC Desire X (HTC Sense on Android 4.1) that during the call sometimes (in ~10% cases) the screens goes on for no reason. This cause phone calls to be canceled, loud speaker ...
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Whats the use case of proximity sensor?

Can anyone explain me whats the use case of proximity sensor. What if my phone's approximity sensor stop working or get damaged. What are the problems will I face. PS: I am just curious to know.
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Problems cutting people off

I am a complete novice with these phones. When I have a call I seem to cut people off with my cheek on the screen - how can I stop this?
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Screen turning on during calls [closed]

I have a pretty annoying problem with my phone. During calls, the screen keeps turning itself on, with of course all kinds of fun buttons like "End" and "Mute", free for my cheek to press. After ...
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Lock screen when proximity sensor is covered

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Jelly Bean. I would like, for, my screen to lock if proximity sensor is covered (for instance, when it is in my pocket). How can I do that? I am searching for an ...
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Unable to turn on screen during calls

Both of my Galaxy S3s have a problem with their proximity sensors. I make a call, put the phone to my ear, but then if I want to hang up the screen is dead and won't wake up. I cannot disconnect the ...
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How to disable proximity sensor

I dropped my Motorola Charm (Android 2.1) and the proximity sensor doesn't work which is annoying, it makes the the touchscreen disabled when I dial anything (super annoying). I would rather like to ...
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Skype does not use the proximity sensor

Skype does not use the proximity sensor, i.e. when I hold the phone to my ear the screen stays on and most annoyingly still responds to touch input. What may be the cause? The sensor works fine for ...
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How do I test that proximity sensor on Galaxy Nexus works as expected

I've noticed two days ago that I've initiated some random things while having hands in my pockets and phone was in as well... And today I just picked up a call and while talking on the phone I ...
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Disable automatic screen turn-off during call

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 ...
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Is there a device that will keep me from losing my Android phone?

Recently I lost my phone and have had to order a replacement. It seems that there should be some sort of device I could use that would sound an alarm when I separate more than, say three meters from ...
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How do i correct my far-too-sensitive proximity sensor?

The sensor that turns the screen off in my pocket or at my cheek is suddenly turning the screen off when my thumb is within two inches of the top of the screen. It is difficult to grab the ...
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Can you damage the proximity sensor if you keep it always on?

If you keep the proximity sensor always on (like for applications that turn on the screen when you tap the sensor a few times) is there a risk to damage it? I'm assuming that the sensor works only in ...
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Keep the screen from activating when the phone is in my pocket

I usually use my phone without a lock screen, so I can start using it by just pressing a button. Problem is, the camera and volume buttons on my Motorola Milestone are really light, and are easy to ...
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How to Disable Screen When Using Visual Voicemail?

Anyone know of a way to get the screen to automatically turn off when listening to a voicemail? I'm used to the feature of my HTC Evo and HTC Hero, where the proximity sensor automatically detects my ...