Proximity sensor...does anyone have a phone that doesn't have it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Vikinguy, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Vikinguy macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007
    I just made my fourth genius appt regarding proximity sensor issue. I was on the phone last night driving home and my phone was lit up like a xmas tree for over 20 mins and it was literally pressed to every part of my face. This is my second iPhone4. I'm going in for another replacement tomorrow. Are we just screwed or are there in fact some iPhone4's that don't have this horrific issue?
  2. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    In before moral police scorning you for talking on the phone while driving.

    Mine seems to work fine after the 4.1 update. Yours has 4.1 right?
  3. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
    The laws are different all around the world.
  4. Vikinguy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007

    Yeah...both phones were running 4.1. This one is out of control. I wish i had had someone with me to film was literally on forever. I'm just hoping that there are some phones that don't have it. The device functions wonderfully other than talking on the phone. ugh.
  5. CSMchris376 macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2010
    We have 3 iPhone 4's, purchased at different times, and none of them have the proximity sensor issue. The first two were purchased about a month after release and didn't have it. They have iOS 4.1 on them now, but didn't have the problem before that. The 3rd one was purchased about 2 weeks ago and came with iOS 4.1 loaded already. It does not have the issue either.

    Sorry you have the problem, but I guess I can prove they all don't have the issue.
  6. bender o macrumors 6502

    bender o

    Mar 14, 2009
  7. Moyank24 macrumors 601


    Aug 31, 2009
    in a New York State of mind
    My phone had the problem, but it completely went away after the 4.1 update.
  8. gigapocket1 macrumors 65816

    Mar 15, 2009
    My first couple of iphones had the issue. but that was when the phone was released.. the 4.1 update fixed the problem for many people...

    Make sure that you do not restore from backuP!!!!! that actually may have been the problem
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Bought mine on day 1 and I never seemed to have that problem.
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Mine still has the issue but there's no way I'm losing all my game saves, etc. to fix it if it would even work.
  11. Vikinguy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007
  12. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    :confused: Why don't you just backup your iPhone? When you sync the new one, all of your game saves, etc. will be there....... I've done it many times.


    I've had two iPhone 4's, and neither of them has had the proximity sensor issue.
  13. lexvo macrumors 65816

    Nov 11, 2009
    The Netherlands
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    I have no sensor problems with my iPhone. About 2 inches from my face the screen turns off, and it stays off even with long conversations.
  14. Maziar macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    I had problems with my iPhone4(iOS 4.1) w/otterbox commuter case, and after i removed the case my problem is almost solved! The screen turns off with about 1.8-2" distance from my face.
    And if i put the ear piece directly on my ear hole ,with the the half bottom of the screen on my cheek,the screen doesn't turn on.
    The only way that the proximity sensor doesn't work fine for me is when the earpiece isn't exactly on my ear hole.
    Its kinda strange but i had lots of issues with a case.(Which i think its because the OT commuter case has edges that are higher than the phone's surface so your ear has contact with this edges and not the phone's surface,so it may cause problems with the proximity sensor)
  15. BigWalt macrumors regular


    Oct 3, 2010
  16. django696 macrumors member


    Jul 6, 2010
    South Carolina
    I have a week 25 build, never had a problem, before or after 4.1 update
  17. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    I do suffer from from a mild case of the death grip, however I have no issues with the proximity sensor, wifi issues, "rattling" noises or whatever issues are out there; real or imagined.
  18. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    Never had a problem before 4.1 - no problem after either
  19. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    proximity sensor has not gone away .. mildly improved.

    Just a few minutes ago I hung up on the person twice, and then managed to connect to my contact list, as well as mute the call.
    Usually I have a headset around, but today I didn't.
  20. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
  21. darkside flow macrumors 6502

    darkside flow

    Aug 11, 2010
    I've never experienced any prox sensor related issues. Works perfectly.

    Purchased July 30 (Canadian launch).
  22. terrywfoster macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2009
    Bought 2 iphones on day 1. One had the issue and one did not. Apple swapped one out for me yesterday and that one does not have the issue either.
  23. fishmd macrumors 68000


    Jun 18, 2008
    Sunny South Florida
    I have had mine since launch and never had a problem from Day 1 with the proximity sensor, even before updating to 4.1. :)
  24. jgayman macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2010
    My proximity sensor worked fine prior to 4.1 but since the update it has been virtually inoperable. While making a call my screen continuously turns on and off no matter how I hold the phone. I've now gotten in the habit of holding only the top edge against my ear while keeping the rest of the phone away from my face. This way I'm not pressing against the glass and activating phone functions.

    Again, PRIOR to 4.1 I had no problems. Go figure.
  25. Geckotek macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008

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