Siri proximity sensor

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jcorbin, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

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    could having Siri set to activate when the phone is raised to your ear contribute to the battery drain? cuz it means the proximity sensor is active any time your phone is unlocked
     
  2. Hoodles macrumors newbie

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    It's activated by the motion of holding the phone up to the ear, and then the proximity sensor. The accelerometer is always monitoring, not the proximity sensor.
     
  3. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh that makes more sense. thanks

    does anyone do that? or does everyone just hold down the home button?
     
  4. DerekTS macrumors regular

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    I's personal preference. Do whatever feels natural to you.
     
  5. c14nhl macrumors 6502

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    I thought it would contribute to battery drain so I've turned it off.
     
  6. Eager Beaver macrumors 6502a

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    He didn't ask what people prefer, he asked if anyone did the "phone to ear" method -


    My answer, I just "press and hold" and am enjoying NOT unlocking the phone when I have a task or question for Siri:)
     
  7. jcorbin, Oct 19, 2011
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    jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    right on. i used the raise to ear method once to try out the call option. but i don't really see the point if she is going to list something on the screen and you have to take it away from your ear to see it.

    did you turn off the setting allowing raise to ear activation?
     

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