Omg I'm going to freaking scream! proximity problems

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by amazingdm, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. amazingdm macrumors 6502

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    This is absolutely ridiculous. I can't have a freaking phone conversation without it doing something every 2 seconds

    1) Hangs up randomly a LOT
    2) Puts on mute a LOT
    3) calls other people in the middle of a call. It just called my poor old grandma at 12:15am!
    4) just heard a ringtone come out of the earpiece! it went into the settings menu..

    this happens so much. I can't have a normal conversation, aaaahhhh!!!!!!!
     
  2. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried calling Apple to possibly get a replacement, or at least a new proximity sensor?
    I see so many people having these problems, it's ridiculous. I know like 16 people with iPhone 4s and none of them have it. I wonder how common this is
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, try and take it back to Apple. I don't have any problems like that.
     
  4. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on my 2nd iPhone 4, both have had issues. It only seems to put my mum on mute and only seems to hang up when I have been through a whole load of menus to speak to a representative. Bloody annoying.
     
  5. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Take it back again..and again..and again. I had to exchange mine twice until I finally got one that doesn't have the problem.
     
  6. brinycbri macrumors 6502a

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  7. Ever34 macrumors regular

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    dude, do you realize that a phone is driving you mad. Bring it back already.
     
  8. Fisticuffs2065 macrumors member

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    I know this is a temp. fix, but just download Call Guard from the app store. It might help a bit! :)
     
  9. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm just worried that if I exchange it I'll lose all my messages, contacts, apps, have to reset up everything, and get a refurbished icky phone
    serious
     
  10. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Refurbished icky phone?

    Marc
     
  11. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    and now you sound like a spoiled teenage girl
     
  12. jmann macrumors 604

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    If you restore from a previous backup it will be fine.

    It won't be "icky", it'll look brand new. This is Apple not Verizon.
     
  13. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    There is absolutely nothing wrong with refurbished iPhones. It's only the internals that are re-used, it's given a brand new outer case, battery, etc. It'll look like a brand-new phone to you. And generally all refurbs are hand-tested by Apple before being distributed, meaning they are usually of higher quality then "original" devices manufactured in the factories in China.
     
  14. Lotso macrumors 6502

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    I had the same problem with mine even after the latest software update. However I found that once I hard reset it I no longer have the problem. Give it a try. (if you haven't already)
     
  15. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    Wwwwwooooooowwwww.... Freak Out!


    Seriously calm down. Go to Apple store/store where you got phone and ask for new one. Use back up of old phone on new one. Done.
     
  16. Orion126 macrumors regular

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    I had the proximity issue...after 4.1 update not a problem at all.

    As someone asked above...have you updated to 4.1?
     
  17. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

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    Ah!

    Are you sure it's not your gigantically oversized head causing the sensors to trigger when they shouldn't?

    Apple tested heads up to size 18 or 19 and those with size 37 oversize brainpans have cause the phones to go bananas.

    If you have a very large head or brain this could be a problem.

    And yes I had the problem too until I updated to 4.1.
     
  18. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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  19. AppleSmack macrumors regular

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    That's a feature, not a bug.
     
  20. fairoasis macrumors member

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    I have had my iPhone 4 replaced x 2, updated to 4.1, installed as NEW PHONE and not from backup, numerous hard resets as suggested, and still have the issue. I do hope they come up with a solution. Until then, I have to connect the call, ask them to hold for a moment, activate Call Guard app, and then continue my call.
     
  21. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    I really don't get this. I have 5 other friends that have an iPhone 4 all got them in the first week of release and none of us have any issues with the sensor or anything remotely close to what you and the OP are talking about. It just sounds like you have a faulty phone so I would take it back and get another one.
     
  22. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    You are being REALLY over dramatic, it's not necessary. Life could be a hell of a lot worse.

    Just exchange it
     
  23. Hype2k2 macrumors 6502

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    Not if you have a big head.
     
  24. Roo Zilla macrumors regular

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    This past Saturday, I swapped my phone because it had some yellow spots one the screen. They gave me a new phone. The replacement wouldn't let me hold a call for over two minutes without my face hanging up on them. This morning I went back to the Apple Store and told them my new problem, they gave me another new phone. This one seems fine. Made about a dozen calls and haven't accidentally hung up on anyone today.
     
  25. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not spoiled when you spend this amount of money for something
     

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