iPhone 4 Proximity Sensor workaround

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thuff59, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. thuff59 macrumors member

    thuff59

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    Hi all,

    I thought this might be useful to some of you that are having major problems with the proximity sensor issue with the iPhone 4. Here are two ways to get around this without doing any software changes. First, before making or receiving a call, plug in your headphones or mini speaker cable (this also will work with a mini speaker adapter). Once you are connected, simply press the power button and then unplug your headphones. This will put your iPhone 4 in locked mode. That's it, no more pressing buttons with your face.
     
  2. labman macrumors 604

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    what software changes that won't happen till 4.2. if it's that bad I would use a bluetooth or take it back to Apple.
     
  3. dark55 macrumors member

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    I was actually wondering if this would work since I heard you can lock the phone with headphones plugged in without hanging up the call.

    Thanks for the tip, thuff59.
     
  4. thuff59 thread starter macrumors member

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  6. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to lock the phone, just click the lock button.
     
  7. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    No fancy steps, just click the sleep button twice, as mentioned before.
     
  8. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Are you guys talking about the sleep button at the top of the phone? Because you do know if you press that while in a call, it will hang up the call, right?
     
  9. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    It wont if you have speaker on.
     

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