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Questions tagged [proximity-sensor]

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

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Prevent apps from turning off the screen

I noticed that a random third party app (Telegram in this case) was allowed to turn off my entire phone screen at a whim while I was using the app for a voice call, as soon as my finger approached the ...
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Edit proximity sensor time-out for apps

I am running (rooted)LineageOS 14 for the Motorola G4 (2016). I noticed that the double-tap home to lock function works great, but waking up the screen sometimes doesn't work too well. The proximity ...
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Disable proximity sensor on Nexus 5

My Nexus 5's proximity sensor is broken and I verified the same using the Proximity Sensor Test. As usual, the screen goes black during the calls and I use the power button to end the call. But the ...
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Black screen during Whastapp call/audio

My proximity sensor is broken, and, Whastapp turns the screen off during call/audio. Not even power button will turn it back on. All "solutions" out there tell me to clean the sensor. Impossible here....
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Screen won't turn on during a call

As soon as I'm connected on a call, both outgoing and ingoing, the screen goes blank, even if it's sitting on a desk (i.e. it's not the result of the proximity sensor). I can't get the screen to go ...
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Proximity Sensor problem with my Samsung Galaxy J3 2016

I have a Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 with android 5.1 and whenever I receive calls, the screen keeps flipping on/off. I guess my proximity sensor is busted ? I also didn't see anything in my settings ...
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Xiaomi Mi A1 proximity sensor not working

I just got a new Mi A1, not even a week old, and in the middle of calls my cheek is turning on the loudspeaker, muting, etc. Clearly the proximity sensor is poorly calibrated/not working. Is there ...
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Proximity sensor stuck in one position

I have noticed that sometimes screen doesn't go black during call as it should, and also double tap to wake sometimes doesn't​ react. So I opened AIDA64, and under sensors/proximity sensors it shows 1 ...
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Galaxy S8 Proximity Sensor

So I just got my galaxy S8, and whenever i'm listening to a voice note it outputs through bottom (loud) the speaker. However, if I bring my phone close to my ear so only I can listen to the voice note ...
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Can a factory reset really fix proximity sensor problem?

The screen on my Alcatel Idol 3 goes black when making or answering a call. This suggests that the proximity sensor may be bad. The Phone Tester app indicates that the proximity sensor reports "near" ...
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How to correct issues of Proximity sensor

I have Lenovo a1000.When I am calling,the screen doesn't turn off.I checked for proximity sensor error on Lenovo companion app,its not correct.Please help.
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Screen permanently black with broken proximity sensor and Proximity Sensor Accelerometer App

My phone's proximity sensor is broken and constantly signals "covered". The screen turns black when I'm called. I installed an app Proximity Sensor Accelerometer to solve this and played around with ...
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Screen turns “on” during calls- Samsung Galaxy A8

I have Samsung Galaxy A8 and from yesterday my screen doesn't turn off during call and my ear keeps on touching other things in display like hold calls ,mute etc, giving me trouble . What should I ...
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How to manually turn on the screen during a call, while proximity sensor thinks I'm too close?

Something's wrong with my phone's proximity sensor and it sometimes thinks I'm too close to my phone even when I'm not. Unlike the five related questions I found (1, 2, 3, 4, 5!), including one with ...
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Keep screen off when proximity sensor is covered (in pocket)

I just recently switched to Sony XPERIA Z5, and I am quite annoyed with it doing things in my pocket. The phone is set to wake on double tapping (which is handy, for a user coming from nokia n9 and ...
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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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Why is my phone coming on in my pocket?

I've got a stock Nexus 6p and I have noticed several times that the phone has come on by itself while in my front pocket and is waiting for some kind of input. Furthermore, in some cases it has ...
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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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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 [duplicate]

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 in 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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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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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 call ...
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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 to me what is the purpose of the proximity sensor, on my phone. What if my phone's proximity sensor stops working or gets damaged. What problems will I face? PS: I am just curious ...
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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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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 ...