iPhone red light next to speaker at the top

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  1. flimzy macrumors regular

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    Hi. When i put the phone to go charge at night I noticed a red light next to my top speaker. Confused at what this was I stared and stared until i tried to reset it. Then i looked at it again and still didnt understand why it was there. Upon researching I found out that it is probably the proximity sensor and that it was an IR sensor. Is there a reason why I see this? Is it normal? I may have gotten some sand in my phone on a vacation about a week ago but Im not sure if that matters? Finally, is the light dangerous? I stared into it for a good 5 minutes while examining so Im not sure?
     
  2. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    google: Lazy Eye, then click on "Image" to get a visual.
     
  3. flimzy thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol. im guessing your joking.
     
  4. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    :D I am.
     
  5. flimzy thread starter macrumors regular

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    it did make me laugh :D. but do you know personally if it is dangerous and/or if its normal in my case?
     
  6. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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  7. flimzy thread starter macrumors regular

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    even if you stare for along time.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Most would think the OP is joking but it is sad as he/she may be serious. :(
     
  9. flimzy thread starter macrumors regular

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    well i wasn't. i thought its a risk because i continued to look at it. isn't it infrared light?
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Sorry.

    The light is on the edge between visible and non visible. It has come up many times as not all can see the light. You are correct that it is the proximity sensor that turn your screen off when against your ear. It is harmless.

    Most important is is will not hurt your eyes no matter how long you stare at it. You are safe and there was no damage. Just relax and enjoy the weekend.
     
  11. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    On a serious note, I think, your fine. As long as it's not a laser beaming directly at your retina (eyes), which is why lasers are banded when it is used to point directly at planes. It can be blinding to pilots.

    [​IMG] YOU'LL BE FINE!
     
  12. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, it's near IR. I haven't really noticed it on my iphone but it's plain as day on my note 2 haha.
     

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