Covering front camera

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by areyoushook, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. areyoushook macrumors member

    areyoushook

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    #1
    everytime I put my finger over my front camera or the front light sensor the screen turns black
     
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Is that during a call, or while using an app, or at any and all moments?
     
  3. Knapple macrumors newbie

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    Why would you put your finger over the front camera/proximity sensor?
    It's supposed to work that way. It turns off the screen when you put your phone next to the ear so that you don't push anything with the tear while talking.
     
  4. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    my android phone does same thing. It is supposed to do that.

    As Knapple pointed out.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    While that's the behavior in some cases, like on a call, it's not in many others, like just being on your home screen or using most apps (like Safari, Mail, Messages, etc.).
     
  6. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    maybe phone thinks it's been put in a handbag etc and shuts off screen to prevent accidental touches?
     
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Aside from auto-lock type of settings related to that, I don't believe it does something like that automatically.
     
  8. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    on one of android forums was few posts similar and was faulty proximity sensor.

    Used to do it when using skype on android with one poster.

    maybe OP can inform us if a certain app or all the time.
     
  9. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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