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

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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Touch Screen locks when on call (Android related or

I have a G-Tide E7 phone operating on Android 2.3.6. Recently, I've experienced a strange problem: Once I start a call (as a sender or receiver), the screen locks I'm unable to unlock during the call, ...
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HTC One automatically tries to dial voicemail when placed near ear - even when I'm in a call

Here's what I'm doing, in order: Launch the phone app Dial any number...for example, tech support The other end rings and answers Tech support says "Press 1 for existing accounts, press 2 for new ...
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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 ...