Weird 4.1 proximity sensor problem

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by TaterToT, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. TaterToT macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Location:
    OK
    #1
    Ok so you know how the proximity sensor glows red now when in a phone call? Well when I answer a call, I see the red light come on, and then it goes off and I go back to having proximity problems.. But if when answering the call I put my thumb over the sensor it will stay red for the remainder of the phone call. (I can also do this by turning speaker phone on/off and holding my phone over the sensor) Anyone else had this problem? Any fix?
     
  2. kim2272 macrumors regular

    kim2272

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Location:
    Sunshine State
    #2
    Mine glows too. I called apple and they said I am seeing the infrared that the proximity sensor emits when it is on. I don't want to get my phone replaced again. Although it glows, I don't seem to be having any proximity sensor issues.
     
  3. TaterToT thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Location:
    OK
    #3
    This wasn't my question, I know it's supposed to glow.. and the glow means it's working as it should.. but when I make or receive a phone call the sensor flashes red, then goes off unless I am holding my thumb over it. Then it flashes red and then stays red the rest of the phone call.
     
  4. kim2272 macrumors regular

    kim2272

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Location:
    Sunshine State
    #4
    Well geez sorry I didn't answer your question. I was simply stating that mine glows too. Good luck with your problem.
     

Share This Page