Ugh! same problem as original...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thechidz, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. thechidz macrumors 68000

    thechidz

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    there is some glitch in the OS that happens when you use the phone as a handset. You put the phone up to your ear and the screen is supposed to go black to reduce heat against your head. Only problem is it doesnt go black until you take the handset away from your head and then it stays black and you have no access to the touch screen!!! Ugh this happened on the old iPhone and I hoped would have been fixed by now, it is soooooo annoying and inconvenient:mad:
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    Do you have the phone in a case? If so, is it one designed for the previous iPhone? The reason I ask is that there is now an extra sensor that gets covered by old cases and causes this problem...
     
  3. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    Isn't it to prevent your head from pressing things on the touchscreen?

    Either way, I've never heard of such a problem. I've heard of jailbroken phones in which the screen doesn't shut off at all when you put it to your face, but I've never heard of it shutting off after you take it away.
     
  4. thechidz thread starter macrumors 68000

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    this might be the problem. I will try it and report back
     
  5. wonderbread57 macrumors 6502

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    It's probably the sensor being covered up [​IMG]

    P.s. lcd panels don't give off much heat. the screen blanking is to save battery.
     
  6. thechidz thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yep that was the problem. thanks. guess Ill just have to use headphones.
     
  7. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    Or get a new case... ;)
     
  8. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    The way that sensor works is one of the cooler things about the iphone 3g. I'm new to iphone, but it causes me to smile each time I go to end a call and the screen comes back on when I move the phone away from my head.

    Simple pleasures I guess.
     
  9. adamerr macrumors 6502a

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    mine hasnt been working for me properly.
    the screen takes a bit to turn on after i move the phone away from my head.... its a pain.
     
  10. thechidz thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I love my case. Its a compact wallet/case. the best Ive found:eek:
     
  11. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    if it's a rubber/plastic case, try boring out the holes for the new sensors?
     
  12. themiracle macrumors regular

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    I love it too. Especially when I have to go through dialtone menus (Somehow Apple has managed to actually make those awful things enjoyable).

    It does seem to take a half second too long sometimes, though. Maybe with the post-2.0 update it will work better?
     

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