Speakerphone and Proximity problems

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  1. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    So I've had my iPhone 4 for a day or so now and have noticed the proximity sensor is much weaker and you have to be pushing your head against the actual phone and that when I have speakerphone turned on the mic does not work. This problem is only confined to speakerphone, the mic works in every other situation even on skype speakerphone works.

    I was wondering if anyone had similar problems?
     
  2. tclamp07 macrumors member

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    I have the proximity sensor problem but my speakerphone and mic seem to be working fine. I have a genius bar appt. tomorrow.
     
  3. Mac-Addict thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's really annoying, looking at the apple discussion board it looks like everyone has the weak proximity problem. A software fix should fix it. My mic dead while the speaker is on doesn't seem to be common though :(
     
  4. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    I had this problem too. Apple CS guy said to hard reset it. I did. Hasn't happened again since. Could be a coincidence, or maybe not. Too early to tell. I'll report back.
     
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    Me either:confused:
     
  7. Ogrillion macrumors member

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    Now I have never had an iphone so maybe I am not used to holding an iphone a certain way? But I haven't had any issues with my proximity sensor.

    It turns off when it gets near my face and goes back on when I move it away. I haven't tried it outside at all but indoor office lighting, at home etc works like I would imagine it should.
     
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  10. t-rev macrumors member

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    Took mine into the apple store today due to proximity problems....his answer..."don't move the phone so much." Said if it keeps happening to bring it back, first call I made while in the car on the way back home my face hit the end call button. Will be going back tomorrow.
     
  11. Subliminal28 macrumors newbie

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    The proximity issue is really obnoxious... it must be due to the placing of the front facing camera... They need to adjust the sensitivity... I notice some people have it some don't, I think it's due to the physical attributes of their ears... I talked about an hour yesterday and was sweating and had it, yet today, it hasn't happened at all... Guess I am dumbo.
     

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