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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by quiksnake, May 19, 2010.
Does anyone else have a issue with hitting button with your face as your talking?
Shouldn't be possible. The proximity sensor is supposed to turn the screen off when you hold the phone to your head. If it isn't then you may have a faulty proximity sensor.
Easy to test the proximity sensor. Make a call on speakerphone and put a finger just above and to the left of Motorola at the top of the screen. Screen should turn off when you 'activate' the proximity sensor and turn back on when you move your finger away.
If your proximity sensor checks out to be ok, just be sure when you are using your phone that you keep it close to your ear. I noticed when I first used the phone, I was concerned of "face dialing" so I would hold it lightly and slightly away from my face as to not touch the screen. This apparently would allow lilght into the sensor making it think that it was away from my ear and allow the screen to turn back on.
The logic holds true there but the proximity sensor isn't a light sensor, it's a capacitive sensor that works pretty much the same way as the screen but from a greater distance. Your body breaks an electron field, triggering the sensor.
my droid does...face dialing that is. my sensor works because i can see the screen goes on and off. and if i have it on speaker and i move my finger over the sensor it would turn the screen off. the only time it 'face dial' is when i have the dial pad on. i have to hit 'hide' to hide the dial pad in order for my face not dial.
I stand corrected, Thanks.
I just figured it had to be light activated since when I covered the two sensors it would turn the screen off.
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the common problem of having long hair that interferes with the proximity sensor. As my father used to say, "Get a haircut!." Or if you're not willing to follow such 1960's advice, be sure that your hair isn't between you and the phone.
I thought this thread was entailing something else.
I don't but some do. There can be any number of causes including:
- The way you hold your Droid may not be tripping the proximity sensor.
- Long hair causing problems for the proximity sensor.
- Faulty proximity sensor.
...and possibly other causes as well. As mentioned above, it's very easy to test the sensor.
I actually have this problem with listening to voicemail within the google voice app. I usually end up fast forwarding or rewinding the voicemail message I'm trying to listen to. There was an update this morning to GV which claims to have fixed numerous bugs, but I haven't bothered testing to see if that issue has been resolved.
Happens to me often, hair i am pretty sure is the blame or just moving the phone away from your face for a second. What i have found works best to at least correct the problem once it mutes on you is to just take the phone away from your face hit the back button then continue on your call. I have found no other way to fix the issue, other than putting it under your hair and never moving it more than 1mm away from your face