My face keeps hitting buttons on phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sanders4617, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. sanders4617 macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    I don't like this... at all.

    I am on the phone.. and my cheek keeps pressing mute.. or facetime.. or whatever it wants. It is very annoying. They need to fix this somehow..

    The 3G was not this sensitive..
  2. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    last time i checked the screen should turn off when held to your face.
  3. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2005
    Same thing here. I've had every iPhone before this and never had this issue. I put two calls on speakerphone with my face today.
  4. sanders4617 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    I started hearing the sound of someone pressing a button on their phone.. and asked the other person if that was them, and they said no. And I looked. and the dialpad was up and I was the one pressing the button.

    This is TERRIBLE. I knew I should have waited to get this phone.. first time I preorder and it bites me.
  5. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    seems like the ambient light sensor. might be the change in shape of the phone. so your holding it differently allowing the screen to turn on.
  6. Khryz macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2007
    I haven't taken a call yet but wow all these annoying things about this phone .. you'd think that someone in Apple QA would've picked up on this along with the dropping-bars phenomenon.
  7. sanders4617 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    So is Apple now forcing us to hold the phone the way they want us to?? Jeez.. nothing was wrong with the previous versions light detector thing..
  8. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2008
  9. pogiboi macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2008
    Took the plastic off... not causing this issue.
  10. sanders4617 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    Take the plastic off the phone? Serious? The plastic came off the phone first thing..

    Must be all the extra 'photons' that its picking up.. haha
  11. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    I have heard from an inside source that this is mainly affecting people with braces or metal plates in their head.

    Check those things out.
  12. Gizmotoy macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    The proximity sensor is what's used to determine if you have the phone against your head. The light sensor is used to determine display brightness.

    Sounds like your proximity sensor is defective.
  13. SHAWNYMAC macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    mine too is doing the same is p***ing me off......i called up apple and they told me to restore the's too sensitive....
  14. bahooki macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    Sadly you have a defective sensor. It needs to be returned.

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