Does iOS 4.2 tweak the proximity sensor any more than iOS 4.1 did?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by WilliamG, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    I had NO issues prior to iOS 4.1, and since upgrading to 4.1 my proximity sensor has been driving me insane. Flashing on and off like a strobe light.

    I've heard rumblings of iOS 4.2 adjusting it some more, so I was hoping some peoples here could tell me what they've seen if they had issues at 4.1.

    Thanks!
     
  2. iRepair macrumors newbie

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    This is a fairly common problem for iPhone 4 users that supposedly was addressed with the last software update but the fix doesn't seem to have taken effect. I have heard many complaints about the proximity sensor from iPhone 4 owners so I would bet that there is a high probability for another attempt at a fix with firmware update 4.2
     
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  4. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Sorry to disappoint but I'm still having some issues with the sensor when holding the phone up with my shoulder, and sometimes even when holding it with my hand. I honestly believe it has to do with the position of the sensor being different than the 3GS, but it really hasn't been that HUGE of a deal for me...
     
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    Yes, running 4.2 GM but not version b. But as far as I can tell the prox sensor is still much more sensitive than my 3GS so that's why I think this is more of a hardware issue than software.
     
  7. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    Interesting. I swear it's one thing after the other with the iPhone 4. Can't wait for iPhone 5, let me tell you...
     
  8. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I can definitely understand your frustration, and iPhone 5 should be very interesting just to see what Apple has taken from all the negative PR with the antenna, although, sales of iPhone 4 haven't really suffered from it.
    I'll tell you what tho, from my experience, iPhone 4 is a win. Better screen, reception, battery life, camera, processor, sound, build (doesn't squeak, bend or give as easy as the prev gens), more RAM.
    I am satisfied with it.
     
  9. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    Well, if only it would make phone calls properly. :)
     
  10. riceinwa macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I found the auto correct feature for the misdialed numbers to be be pretty lame, too.:D
     
  11. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    Well now that iOS 4.2.1 is officially out, I'm curious if those with proximity issues like me have had this resolved. I never had a single proximity sensor issue with my iPhone, iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS, but my iPhone 4 is driving me crazy. :(
     
  12. sg01 macrumors member

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    I've had the proximity sensor issue on my iPhone 4 and it's been very annoying. After updating it last night, I have not had any issues today. Really glad it's working well now after the update.
     
  13. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    That's awesome news. The Apple Discussion Boards agree with you. Can't wait for the JB so I can update! :D :D
     
  14. ruk110 macrumors regular

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    jeow,brother. that sensor is so messed up that it could potentially be dangerous to epileptic people? bro i just updated my tin and im hoping that problem is gone. lets go and call someone to find out...
     

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