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White iPhone 4 Verizon - Proximity Sensor Problems - Screen Protector

wootang00

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Apr 20, 2010
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Hello,

With a screen protector on the phone my proximity sensor stops working.
Do other people with white iPhone 4's still have this problem?

I have read the other threads on this topic but seeing that it hasn't come up as a recurring topic. This leads me to believe that with most white iPhone 4's, having the screen protector ON yields no problem to the proximity sensor.

For those of you that have a white iPhone 4 w/ a screen protector..
a simple YES (i have a problem still) or NO (i dont have a problem) answer would be great.

Thanks.
 

Fleon85

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Jun 26, 2011
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No, I don't have any problem. I bought mine on eBay for .99 cents
Ps I have also a white iPhone 4 Verizon
 

Givmeabrek

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Apr 20, 2009
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Common problem. The Proximity sensor should not be covered. Most new protectors do not cover it. Cut a hole or get a new protector.

There are many threads on this. :apple:
 

Givmeabrek

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Apr 20, 2009
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The sensor emits an IR signal which reflects off of your face or ear to shut off the display. The protector no matter how thin can reflect that signal back fooling the sensor. Since the white phone allows some light to pass through it is much more sensitive to that problem. :cool:
 
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hamcan

macrumors newbie
Aug 5, 2011
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Yes and No

Here's one for you all to ponder. My wife and i both have Verizon white iPhone 4's

I have the InvisiShield drymount screen protector. And my sensor doesn't work.

My wife has the stiffer plastic screen protector. And her sensor works just fine.

Just plain weird.
 
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