8.0.2 Black Screen When Making Phone Calls

iWooz

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Original poster
Nov 5, 2013
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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?
 

gardiboy

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Sep 30, 2011
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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?
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.
 

Jr. Pac

macrumors member
May 23, 2014
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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.
 

gordon1234

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Jun 23, 2010
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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.
 
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