Is this normal?

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  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

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    I got the iphone 3g s and its my first iphone. I notice that when I make a call, the sceen goes to sleep mode or at least darks out but then I try to awaken it while I'm talking but it doesn't do anything. This is frustrating especially when I need to use the the keypad. Should I take it to an apple store to see whats up or is there something I can do with the settings?
     
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Make sure that you are not covering up the iPhone where the ear piece is at. There is a proximity sensor that will turn the screen off when something is close so that when you are on a call, you don't push buttons with your face.
     
  3. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    Totally normal.

    The screen goes to sleep to stop you pressing buttons with your face :)
     
  4. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    There may be something wrong with your proximity sensor. There is a proximity sensor on the left side of the ear speaker. It detects when you face is close and blanks the screen to make sure your face doesn't press a button. If yours isn't reawakening when your face is a foot or more away, by itself, there may be a problem with your proximity sensor.
     
  5. SeanMcC macrumors regular

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    If you're using a case, make sure it doesn't cover the proximity sensor.
     
  6. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks, I know what it was....you see, I am waiting for my iskin case and so I still have the plastic that it came with on the iphone. It was that!!!

    Did not know anything about the sensor.

    BTW, I love this phone!
     
  7. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    That would explain it :)

    I've heard of people very carefully cutting a hole out for the sensors/ microphone to stop this from happening while waiting for a case.

    Also, to see the sensors, tilt the phone in direct light. Sunlight is best, and you'll see 3 little red light looking things. Those are your sensors. You cant really see them in flourescent lighting.

    They are your ambient light sensors, proximity sensors, and your front facing camera. lol I wish :p
     
  8. sam011989 macrumors regular

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    Nice try....too bad it's not true
     
  9. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    I wasn't trying anything. Just making a joke around these parts. I'm not sure if you thought I was serious. If you thought I was, learn to read white text
     
  10. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    iPhone Nano confirmed?!?


    ....wait, what?
     
  11. sam011989 macrumors regular

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    no, i knew you were joking. im saddened that it's not true, i wish it was.

    eventually though....eventually
     

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