Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 7:03 AM (in response to Nubz N.)
Something very interesting happened to my iPhone white 4s. I took my iPhone to the Apple store to get the screen repaired. Since my screen has been repaired, the proximity sensor is now less sensitive. I took it back to the Apple store where I got it fixed and we did a side-by-side comparison. While his iPhone's screen would shut off when he held a finger about 2-3 inches from the phone, mine only shuts off when you're about a 1/2 inch from the PS.
He showed me a front panel and it is evident that the PS is not part of the front panel so it's odd that the screen repair has anything to do with the PS sensitivity. Plus, if there were any issues, wouldn't you think the PS would either work or not work versus being less sensitive?
He's looking into it and will get back to me. Otherwise, I'm going to try a full reset to see if that helps. I tried a hard reset and it didn't do anything.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2013 10:43 AM (in response to clagow16)
My Verizon iPhone 4 is still having the proximity sensor issue with almost every call (My iPhone 4s did not have this problem). It's extremely infuriating, they should re-call this phone because of this fatal flaw (it works poorly as a phone). Unfortunately for Apple, I believe human nature actually exacerbates this problem once it occours the first time and we lose faith in the sensor. My ear presses mute so I instinctively try to hold the phone further from my ear to prevent pressing a button with my ear, this confuses the proximity sensor (it can't tell if it's by your ear or not) and increceases the frequency of mis-reading button presses by the ear. Even occouring with the new iOS 7.0.3 (iOS 7 is stupidly slow on the iPhone 4. I would not recomend upgrading)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2013 11:50 AM (in response to kactapuss)
Go to settings then general and go to accessibility and toggle assistive touch off
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2013 12:19 PM (in response to fbaux)
The magic solution! Oh wait.... thats totally un-related. If that was the solution don't you think in roughly 300 pages on this topic someone would have already mentioned that? Excuse my sarcasm.
Since you clearly don't know... Assistive Touch adds a small faded white button that allows users with broken iPhone buttons (home or lock buttons) to return to their home screen or lock the phone. It can also accomodate users who have trouble doing certian gestures (pinch to zoom, three finger scroll, etc). Unfortunately #1 : I can't turn this off because my lock button does not work. Unfortunately #2 : It doesn't have any bearing on whether my ear presses mute or dials buttons while I'm talking on the phone.
Update: fbaux is a troll or a bot, please ban, last 4 comments are the same quote as above on multiple threads.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2013 12:41 PM (in response to kactapuss)
I'm NOT à troll or à robot this Solve thé issue for me
Sorry to bother you
FEEL free to delete my post
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2013 11:41 AM (in response to fbaux)
My apologies. Perhaps you could explain your experience with this solution a little more?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2013 8:10 PM (in response to Nubz N.)
I have the iPhone 4s and ever since I did the ios 7 update my phone has started not fading out while in a call. Now I'm wondering if maybe it wasn't the update but more of a hardware issue. I think I'm out of the warranty time so that could be an issue. Looks like it may be time to just upgrade my phone cause this is annoying!!!!