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

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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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Screen turns off during call due to problem with proximity sensor - Xperia Z3 compact

I'm using Sony Xperia Z3 compact running Lollipop 5.1.1. My proximity sensor is really faulty (Works only when I press hard on the top left corner of the phone). I'm sure it's the proximity sensor ...
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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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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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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 ...