iPhone 5 proximity sensor randomly not working

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Simonskiii, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Simonskiii macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2014

    my proximity sensor is working fine for calls, turns the screen off when the phone is brought to your face, and under a camera you can see it IR red glow of the sensor, but in the screen brightness options i have no option for auto brightness.....so i know the sensor is working, how do I get the auto brightness option back?

    I have tried restarting the phone several time but to no avail :-(

    Thank you in advance, Simonskiii
  2. Simonskiii thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2014
    Further Info

    Just to add more randomness to the pot, the infra red light is actually on when the phone is sat on the home screen (not in a call basically), and if you shine a torch on the sensor the brightness level does creep up occasionally...however it doesn't go back down, and the setting for auto brightness still is not there...

    I am very confused :(

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