Glowing front facing camera?

ApplePie999

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I recently bought a refurbished iPhone 6 and found that when I turn it on, the front facing camera starts to glow. Any ideas? Also, the home button seems to wobble - not noticeably, but enough to annoy me. Any ideas much appreciated.
 

Newtons Apple

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If you are seeing a red glow near the front lens, it is most likely the infrared proximity sensor. It is to turn your screen off while your phone is against your face while on the phone.
 

yanki01

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as Newtons said. though regarding the home button. i'd take it to apple if you purchased it through them recently. OR you can do the q-tip and alcohol trick. mine iP6 is well out of warranty and that helped.
 

ApplePie999

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If you are seeing a red glow near the front lens, it is most likely the infrared proximity sensor. It is to turn your screen off while your phone is against your face while on the phone.
Possible but the glow looks more yellow...
 

ApplePie999

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What does it matter. There is no light inside the front lens/camera. Only light around there is the IR proximity light.

Post a picture of it.

Google it!
Curiouser and curiouser... I googled it and found that the proximity light seems to be the one above the black line/speaker and yet the light comes from the one to the left of the speaker. I think that perhaps it might be the LEDs in the screen shining through a thinner area? Sorry about that.
 
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