iPhone 4 Proximity Sensor Troubles

By on June 27, 2010
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Users are reporting that the iPhone 4′s proximity sensor is not functioning properly.

Problems for the iPhone 4 does not seem to cease. A new one has popped up and this time its the proximity sensor thats acting up.

According to 9to5mac, users are sending reports of the glitchy proximity sensor in the iPhone 4. The sensor seems to be less sensitive and has led to hang-ups, mute calls and whatever the cheek feels like exploring. The problem is not widespread; however, it is apparent that many people are facing the same issue.

Here is a Youtube video of a user showcasing the problem:

Is it…is it too early to brand Apple’s iPhone 4 as the Xbox 360 of mobile devices?

Source: 9to5mac.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

  • @YoavPerry

    I would brand it the ‘Windows Vista’ of cell phones instead…

    The proximity sensor issue is a huge pain. Hundreds of messages regarding the sensor problem are flooding Apple’s support forum. I am now calling AT&T to re-activate my trusty old 3GS because my iPhone 4 is totally impossible to use for phone calls.

    In just 3 days my ear and cheek muted calls, started FaceTime mid-call, moved calls to speakerphone, hung up on people, even went back to the home screen and launched apps… Worst yet: putting one caller on hold while dialing an expensive international call and putting it in conference.

    This has NEVER happened to me with my 3G and my 3GS – NEVER, not even once. The iPhone 4 did it to me about 25 times in it’s first 3 days alone!

    This is just not a device you can trust in a normal course of communications and business. I don’t understand how this experimental shoddy unit ever made it to market in this condition.

  • Val

    The kid who made this video isnt very bright.

    The proximity sensor only activates when actually on a call, not when you just have the screen lit up to the phone dialer or the home screen.

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