8.0.2 Black Screen When Making Phone Calls

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by iWooz, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. iWooz macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2013
    I've recently realized an odd behavior on my 5s running 8.0.2:
    Sometimes when I make a phone call the screen suddenly gets black and I have to press the home button to regain control over the phone controls.
    This is happening so fast that I cannot even enable speakerphone - I have to press the home button first.
    Anyone else having this problem?
  2. gardiboy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    8.0.2 is full of crap. After every call we hangup, gotta wait 2-3 secs before it goes back to the home screen.
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I noticed the same thing the other day on iOS 8.1
  4. Jr. Pac macrumors member

    May 23, 2014
    It likely thinks it's up to your ear via the proximity sensor. Even your arm or head casting a shadow from a foot away will put the screen curtain on.

    Can't be sure though.
  5. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    The issue I'm seeing is that if the proximity sensor gets activated during a call, it often seems to get stuck on and keeps the screen blank even when you move the phone away from your ear. I've actually had to force-restart a couple times to get the screen to come back on. Very irritating.
  6. dmrowley macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2010
    Dortches, NC
    My wife is experiencing the same issue on her iPhone 6. Turns black and stays like that until she reboots.

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