Does the screen stop responding if you cover your proximity sensor?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iPhone7ate9, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    The proximity sensor is the top most "eye" on the camera right?
    Well at least once a day I'll be texting or browsing the web and the touchscreen won't respond, and it's because my hand is covering the sensor. But if I reset the phone it stops doing that for a while.

    What's going on?
     
  2. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    Well if the proximity sensor kicked it, the screen would blank also. But if restarting phone fixes issue, next step would be backup and restore your phone.
     
  3. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Which restore exactly? There seems to be two in itunes.

    It definitely kicks in but doesn't turn the screen off.
     
  4. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    Two restore options? Should be either update or restore only.
     
  5. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

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    I think he's talking about Restore from Backup.
     

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