iOS 4.1 Proximity sensor glows red during a call

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  1. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone notice that the proximity sensor lights up during a call now? It turns off when you use headphones or the speaker.

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  2. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502a

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    Something they copied from the Blackberry Torch??
     
  3. shandyman Suspended

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    it's not really that bright tho, can only really see it in the dark and even then it's a struggle
     
  4. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

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    Jedi mind trick.....the red light is saying "there is no proximity sensor issue"
     
  5. Lostsol macrumors regular

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    Couldn't see it...even in a dark room. But I never had any probs with mine so as long as it works still.
     
  6. Showtime3 macrumors member

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    so does the proximity sensor work properly now?
     
  7. MadMacxxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it does
     
  8. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    That's subjective.
     
  9. vizionblind macrumors newbie

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  10. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    I just tried it out, and so far I noticed a marked difference
     
  11. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Different people have reported mixed results.

    Some find that it works MUCH better, but that it isn't "fixed" (in the sense that it doesn't work as well as previous iPhone models).

    Others report that it's a little better, but still not acceptable

    Others are reporting it's completely fixed.

    Some people have found that they experience the problem with 4.1 when they didn't with 4.0, 4.0.1 or 4.0.2
     
  12. shandyman Suspended

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    yup
     
  13. kylebc86 macrumors newbie

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    oh yeh. . . a faint red glow from the sensor area. . . thats weird, i wonder why it does that now
     
  14. MadMacxxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You're right. So, it works for me.
     
  15. ddavid macrumors regular

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    Your proximity sensor doesn't work after 4.1?
     
  16. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    Yeah it does light up for me too. Not very bright but noticeable.
     
  17. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I never had proximity sensor issues with 4.0, 4.0.1 or 4.02, but I have seen the screen come on when held up to my ear several times since I installed 4.1

    I don't feel it's something I can comment on definitively, as I don't use the phone anywhere near enough.

    My previous post was merely relaying the things I've read from other people.
     
  18. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    I've never noticed that before! It flashes red for a moment for me when I initiate a call. I can get it to stay on if I move my finger quickly over it.
     
  19. tigert07 macrumors regular

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    It's not exactly fixed. However there is a huge improvement with out a doubt.
     
  20. mad-dog-one macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps this means that you can see in the infra-red wave length.
     
  21. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Forgot to mention, the red light was noticed by others as soon as the GM was released last week.

    It is running at a higher intensity (presumably this helps correct the issue).
     
  22. iHeartapple2 macrumors 6502

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    I notice the glow as well and I am happy to report there is no issue at all with the proximity sensor now! Thanks Apple! :D
     
  23. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    That's surprising. I suppose if that emitter gets more current it could bleed into the visible part of the spectrum. I myself cannot see it with the naked eye, even in total darkness after updating to 4.1. If you have a camcorder with "night vision mode" you can clearly see the sensor's IR LED during a call.
     
  24. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    never had any proximity sensor issues, now with 4.1 I notice that the sensor is much more sensitive and it glows red...I can wave my hand over the sensor and the screen goes dark now prior to 4.1 it would only go dark against my ear
     
  25. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I'm surprised more people can't see it. Here's a thread with some posts about it last week:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1005639&page=2#34
     

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