Use this tag for questions related to issues with sensors equipped in devices, such as: Ambient light (ALS), Accelerometer, Back-illuminated sensor (Backside Illumination, BSI or BI), etc. Note that 'compass', 'gps', 'gyroscope', and 'proximity-sensor' have their own tags.

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Every Sensor Stopped Working

Recently I have discovered that literally all sensors on my Note 4 suddenly stopped working. This include the proximity sensor as well as the gyroscope sensor and GPS, etc.: Screenshot (click to ...
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Light sensor values differes from device to device - are the readings reliable?

I have launched an onboard sensors reading application on 2 phones: HTC M8 (Android 6) and Motorola Moto G (Android 5). Those phones lays on my desk one just next to the other. And light sensor's ...
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How to prevent tablet working when laid flat?

My son has the bad habit of putting his tablet flat on the floor (even though it has a hard-shell case with built-in stand) and leaning over it, which is an ergonomic nightmare. No matter how much I ...
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Emulate touch scrolling by rotating device - tilt to scroll

Does anyone know of an app that emulates a swipe touch or slow scrolling action by simply rotating the device? presumably by using the accelerometer sensor. This could be used for example in a pdf ...
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Light sensor not working after Lollipop update

After upgrading my Nexus 5 to Android OS version 5.0 Lollipop, an issue has occurred: light sensor doesn't work properly when I am trying to call someone. Screen always stays on and I am not able to ...
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Physical placement of specific sensors in Google Nexus 7 (2012)

I am working on a project that requires me to know where specific sensors are physically located inside the device. I can estimate the location of NFC and light sensor (of course) but what about other ...
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Accelerometer problem in Galaxy S2

In my Galaxy S2 I think that the accelerometer is not all right. When I play games like Asphalt 7 or Temple Run, the character in Temple Run and the Cars in Asphalt 7 always turn left even when my ...
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Send “step” sensor event from ADB

My smartphone has sensors those: Step Detector | Qualcomm | 0x0000001e | on-demand | no batching support | last=<0.000000> Step ...
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Accessing environment sensor data from a web page (HTML/JS/PHP)

Is it possible to fetch the temperature info on the device from a web page using html/javascript/php? Or would an app be required to do this?
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Can my Android phone detect when it is in the shade?

Is there any way I can get my Android phone to tell me when I am in the shade? These days the sun is pretty damaging for my skin and was curious about how I could measure this. Maybe if I put it in ...
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g sensor not working at all

I have an Asus memo pad, All of the sudden its g sensor stop working, I tried accelerometer and bubble, they show that g sensor not working at all. any help?
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Disable android Sensor only for Call

I'm using device GT i 9082, Android 6 AOSP ROM. My phone has a problem. While answering/dialing call, putting phone near to ear the screen goes off - this works fine but when taking phone off the ear ...
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How can a camera takes 8MP pictures in a SoC with 5MP support only?

In general specifications of Mediatek MT6572, it supports up to 5MP camera, but this product Yezz Andy A4M is supposed to support 8MP camera which is theorically not possible unless the camera is ...
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Compass only working in GPS status app, not in any other apps

On my Nexus 5 (Android 6.0) the compass is working fine in the well known GPS Status & Toolbox app, but not in any other app like Google Sky Map. To debug the problem, I installed a dedicated ...
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Using PC to control Android (ex : using mouse or keyboard to tilt, rotate, emulate gyroscope, etc)

Is there any way to input fake sensor data from PC into your android phone (not the opposite)? Like using WASD from PC to make your android phone thinking they are being tilted, rotated, etc even ...
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How can I map tilt to a physical keyboard?

How can I map tilt/accelerometer functions to a physical bluetooth/USB keyboard to play the games that support it?
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apps fail to access orientation & magnetic sensors

I've just started using a Doogee Nova Y100X Android-based phone (it's android 5.0). It seems that my apps can only access some of the phone's sensors: accelerometer seems to work, proximity and ...
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Sensors values change / jacl

Is there any way to hack, overwrite x,y,z and other values of sensors? I mean I want to write a bot to sensor based games to test them. But I cannot change the source of games or stock api of the ...
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How can I set the Accelerometer Sensor Range?

The Accelerometer Sensor is set to a Range of 2 - 4 g on most devices. There is no option to turn it up to 8 or 16 G, which my sensor and most others are capable of. I found some information but can't ...
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Sensors Start N Stop Working

I own a Galaxy S4 I9505 device. Earlier I was running the stock based Custom ROM (Imperium 16.1, Android 4.4.2) on my S4 and there was no problem at all. That ROM gave me supreme performance, ...
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How to get “Peak.ar” to work on Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and try to get Peak.ar working correctly. However, it seems to me that none of the involved sensors (gyro, accelerometer and compass I guess?) is sensitive enough ...
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Auto rotation, proximity sensor issues in Xperia Arc S after updating to ICS

My auto-rotation and sensors was working fine in my Xperia Arc S with Gingerbread, but when I updated it to Ice Cream Sandwich via Sony PC Companion, now the auto-rotation and some sensors are not ...
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Accelerometer axes swapped

I have problem with my axes in android. Axes seem to have swapped in some point(factory?) since when I tilt my phone from left to right every sensor tester tells me that I'm tilting the phone from top ...
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The proximity sensor option does not exist?

It's been about one year that I have a Sony Xperia z3. It's been a little while that I am facing the problem of screen turning off right, when I click the call button, not when I take it close to my ...
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Accelerometer unaligned on y axis in my android

When i place my phone samsung A5 1st edition on flat surface it shows y axis -1. I used #0# and under that sensor settings. There is not even calibration setting in my phone. I tried placing it on ...
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Can the Samsung Galaxy S5 measure blood pressure through an app?

I already know it can do heart rate, but I'm asking for blood pressure. Can the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Android measure blood pressure through an app? If not, do I need a special hardware?
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Send Multi-touch/Sensor from one phone to another

Hey folks I'm trying to connect two Android devices. I want to send the Multi-touch/Sensors from one device into another device for testing (long story to why :) it's for testing my apps). DO any of ...
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Can multiple devices send data via Bluetooth to a single device parallelly?

I am working with Sensor Tags by Texas Instruments. These Sensor Tags (CC 2541) have multiple sensors like accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, humidity sensor, temperature sensor and pressure ...
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Accelerometer doesn't work when screen is turned off in Alcatel Flash Plus (Android Kitkat)

Which makes it impossible to use pedometer apps when the screen is turned off. Is there a way to force the accelerometer to work even when the screen is turned off? I'm using an Alcatel One Touch ...
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Can I fake phone sensors data?

Context : Most of my LG G3 sensors are broken following a water damage. The main problem is the broken auto-rotation sensor that prevent me of taking photos in landscape mode. I known some ...
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Devices names from android system

for several days I'm trying to find devices ( accelerometer, g-sensor etc ) names and placement of theirs drivers? I'm new to android and linux and can't figure out where can I find this info. I was ...
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which sensor is capable of tracking the emr

I read about applications like tawkon and too close recently. I am aware that they keep a watch to the mobile's radiation level and do something when the radiation level mounts. I am impressed with ...
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Is it possible to infer ambient temperature from battery temperature?

A few questions here and at Stack Overflow make battery temperature available for the inquiring minds: Get temperature of battery on Android How does Android obtain battery temperature Yet, I'm ...
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Unable to tilt in Temple Run in IdeaPad K1 3.2

I'm using Lenovo Ideapad K1 tablet-android version being 3.2. I'm UNABLE TO TILT while collecting coins in Temple Run. Is it because Android 3.2 doesn't support tilting or is there a problem with my ...
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How can I find out all sensor my smartphone has?

Is there a way to analyse, which characteristics my smartphone is capable of? I found an app Z-Device Test, that claims to be able to analyse these characteristics: the GPS signal, camera, ...