Screen on while against ear, then blank when not?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by themitch, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. themitch macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    This is weird: When I am on a call I have noticed that when the phone is aginst my ear, the screen is on and active ... then, while still in the call, if I pull the phone away from my ear to view the screen, the screen goes off?!?!

    I think it has something to do with it being in a case (one of those leather wallet style cases).

    Is there a sensor somewhere that works out whether the phone is against an ear or not? If so, where is it and does anyone know why it is getting confused?!?

  2. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    The sensor is right above (or below..) the earpiece.

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