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Old December 2nd, 2009, 12:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone I'm new here. I've been trying to find an app that locks the screen while you are on the phone with someone on the Motorola Droid. The proximity sensor does not work very well. One wrong move and i hang up on someone with my face, dial in their ear, or enable speaker phone. Its really annoying.
I wish there was an app that would give you an option for a swipe lock just like with answering/ignoring calls and the main unlock screen to unlock the screen. Like you hit the power button at the top then swipe and then hit end call.
Like I said I'm new here so I dont know how I go about getting something like this made? It doesnt seem too complex but what do i know ahah.
Help me out please!
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anyone? please
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I am not sure if this can be done.

I am thinking of diving into the SDK and creating some apps. I'm new the SDK so not sure I will be able to make what you are asking for.
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your having trouble with the sensor? try taking it back. as long as i've held the phone against my head it stays locked with no trouble what so ever... in fact my trouble is that after a long call i have to press the lock button to get it to wake up, which is what i find annoying
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your having trouble with the sensor? try taking it back. as long as i've held the phone against my head it stays locked with no trouble what so ever... in fact my trouble is that after a long call i have to press the lock button to get it to wake up, which is what i find annoying
Glad to hear this happens to you. I am hoping the Dec 11th OTA will fix this issue with long calls.
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Hey everyone I'm new here. I've been trying to find an app that locks the screen while you are on the phone with someone on the Motorola Droid. The proximity sensor does not work very well. One wrong move and i hang up on someone with my face, dial in their ear, or enable speaker phone. Its really annoying.
I wish there was an app that would give you an option for a swipe lock just like with answering/ignoring calls and the main unlock screen to unlock the screen. Like you hit the power button at the top then swipe and then hit end call.
Like I said I'm new here so I dont know how I go about getting something like this made? It doesnt seem too complex but what do i know ahah.
Help me out please!
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You must be coming from a blackberry Storm. This really is not needed on the Droid. If you have a faulty sensor take it back and get a new one.

P.S. - you will need to stop thinking of this phone like the storm because it will drive you crazy otherwise.
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place your call then press your sleep button AKA on/off button (top right )
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I think there must be something wrong with your proximity sensor, my driod works like its supposed too, it locks out the screen while its near my face.. the only thing I find annoying is after a long call, I have to wake the phone up before I can end the call.. (like another poster stated)
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place your call then press your sleep button AKA on/off button (top right )
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I think there must be something wrong with your proximity sensor, my driod works like its supposed too, it locks out the screen while its near my face.. the only thing I find annoying is after a long call, I have to wake the phone up before I can end the call.. (like another poster stated)
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I went to a Verizon store and the sensor was working. At first they tried to tell me to hold the phone an inch from my head. Humm..
but if the sensor is working then why do I have to hold it away from my ear so my face doesn't dial numbers or hang it up. I didn't buy that. They watched me make a call and successfully hang up on someone w my face. They said over and over it's the way I hold the phone and getting another droid wouldn't solve the problem. After refusing to hold it uncomfortably an inch from my head, they said to bring it down a quarter inch on my ear. I tried that called several people and no hang ups or dialing so sat after a day. Still not 100% sure of this but worth a try. I am curious as to why the sensor doesn't like my hair/head as opposed to my ear?
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Nahh i never had a black berry storm. I had a Voyager (which sucked and was flimsy) and I just came from an EnV3. It just would make sense to have you be able to lock the screen and turn the sensor off. I tried the power button thing and it didnt work that well but thanks for the suggestion.

I am getting a new Droid tuesday because my camera has been messed up since day one. 1/3 of the screen is purple shade and 2/3 is a green shade. Taking pictures at night, everything was all different colors and my friends Droid takes beautiful clear pictures. Sooo hopefully my camera is fixed on the new one and maybe the proximity sensor will be better!!
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The HTC Eris' proximity sensor works fine. It locks the screen while I'm in a call and is quickly responsive when I remove the phone from my ear. I'm actually wondering if someone knows of an app that will dim the screen and/or lock the phone when I lay the phone face down when I'm NOT in a call. If this app doesn't exist, someone should create it.
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Yeah I've been having issues with my screen turning on during calls as well. I keep muting people, or I'll hit end call. I took my phone to Verizon, and they said it was working properly. I don't understand, isn't it supposed to work like the iPhone sensors??
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I'm actually wondering if someone knows of an app that will dim the screen and/or lock the phone when I lay the phone face down when I'm NOT in a call. If this app doesn't exist, someone should create it.
+1 on that.

Would also like an app that automatically switches audio to speakerphone if you place the phone face down while ON a call.
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I have this same issue. I actually took the phone into the Verizon store this evening and they switched it out for me and the second one is worse than the first. They said that shows that it's not the phone its the way I hold the phone. They suggested holding it away from my head or holding it with my left hand (it worked on my left ear). Not sure I'm liking this answer. Love the phone but hate muting myself all the time.
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I hold the top part to my ear but don't rest the screen/bottom of screen on my face thus avoiding that issue.
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+196789087 !! Id really really love for this app to be made. My sensor sucks as well and an in call screen lock would be so helpful!! Preferably the slide lock, thanks -Moto Droid
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I just got a new Moto Droid this past weekend, and I'm having the same issue. Accidentally muting or hitting the speakerphone...
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It's definitely a problem for me. Switched to a Droid around 10 days ago. In the middle of calls, it kept hitting buttons, muting, activating speakerphone, etc. Called Verizon, they sent a replacement. It was even worse than the first one. Exchanged the original for a brand new one last week, still having the problem.

So three different Droids (2 brand new, one "like new" replacement), all had the same problem. Almost definitely not a hardware issue. Went through multiple tiers of Motorola support, they finally said, "Weird, I'd go get a different model of phone."

I've tried everything (holding it different ways, got a haircut in case it was hair hitting the sensor, etc). Two years with an iPhone, never a problem with this. It has to be either something in the way the proximity sensor works (i.e. my ear/face isn't activating it), either on the hardware or software side.

I'd kill for a locking application. There's just plain no way to lock a Droid on a call. You can hit the "Home" screen, at which point about five minutes into a call, my face has usually opened up Navigation or started sending emails.

Anyway, it's a real problem for a small number of people, and it's not one of those "Hey, idjit, you aren't holding it right" sort of problems. It happens to me on other people's Droids (and doesn't happen to them on mine). I know everyone wants to chime in with, "Hey, you just need to..", but I'm pretty sure I've tried all of that and then some. And fundamentally, how much work should I have to put into trying to talk on a bleeping phone? You should be able to pick it up, talk into it, and presto.

Maybe 2.1 will fix it. In the meantime, I'll stick with my wired headset or Bluetooth for actually talking on the phone. It's a shame, too, because the phone is wonderful, aside from that.

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You are holding it wrong if your phoen works on other people. the sensor is to the left of the ear speaker, so just make sure you put that area over skin (not hair) and it'll be fine. I was having problems too, but once I made sure i had the thing covered right, it was easy to keep the phoen from unlocking.
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I understand that many people don't have this problem, or have found a special way to hold the phone to minimize the problem.

However, from my perspective: I shouldn't have to hold a phone a certain, special, magic, I haven't-found-it-in-hours-and-hours-of-trying-EVERYTHING way to get it to actually work.

I'm going to stick with my theory that the proximity hardware+software is not working correctly *for me*. For you, and everyone else, it apparently works great. However, for me, it doesn't work at all.

So I'm going to focus on finding a solution *for me* to actually use my phone without a bluetooth or wired headset.

On the brighter side, I think I have figured out a way to actually lock the bleeping thing. Installed the Lock 2.0 app (free version is fine), configured it to *not* replace the default lock page. Start a call, hit home, hit the Lock shortcut, and presto.

Really ugly solution, but at least it's an option. It seems to lock the screen well enough that my face doesn't deactivate the lock.

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Your proximity sensor isn't optimal..you'll just have to exchange that phone.

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I understand that many people don't have this problem, or have found a special way to hold the phone to minimize the problem.

However, from my perspective: I shouldn't have to hold a phone a certain, special, magic, I haven't-found-it-in-hours-and-hours-of-trying-EVERYTHING way to get it to actually work.

I'm going to stick with my theory that the proximity hardware+software is not working correctly *for me*. For you, and everyone else, it apparently works great. However, for me, it doesn't work at all.

So I'm going to focus on finding a solution *for me* to actually use my phone without a bluetooth or wired headset.

On the brighter side, I think I have figured out a way to actually lock the bleeping thing. Installed the Lock 2.0 app (free version is fine), configured it to *not* replace the default lock page. Start a call, hit home, hit the Lock shortcut, and presto.

Really ugly solution, but at least it's an option. It seems to lock the screen well enough that my face doesn't deactivate the lock.

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He's on his third, if you didn't read his posts.

My wife is having this issue and is about to get rid of her phone and get a different one all together. This app really needs to exist. There is tons of people that would benefit.
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Wonder if this would work on a droid?

http://androidforums.com/sprint-htc-hero/23549-new-app-users-accidentally-hitting-buttons-call.html
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nice work apps buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut this was your chance to be creative and not make another thing just liiike the iPhone. why did you copy their uggo slider?? throw Little Green Droid guy there. do SOMETHING different than the immortal iPhone. i like the app though, just innovate from what we have already seen!
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There are more value adds:
  • Transparent background if you like to see your widgets during lock
  • Contact card and an In case of emergency contact. Can also place an avatar of yourself on the lockscreen
May not be super original but it works
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Any "lite" version? Reluctant to spend $2 for my wife to decide it doesn't work the way she wants it to.
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Released a 2-day trial version of the Screen Suite app. Just search for Screen Suite and should pop up with trial and full versions
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Thank you!!

I am always either hitting buttons or hanging up on people with my cheek
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I have 2 Droids and my grandson had that problem because of the way he was holding it.
The proximity sensor is located at the upper left corner of the phone as you look at it.
This corner must be very close to skin (not hair) for it to work properly.
He was holding it with the top right corner angled toward his head forcing the top left corner to be far enough away from skin to creat the problem.
He's been retrained and has had no further problems for the last month.
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Screen Suite looks like a nice app. I'll try this on my wife's phone and hopefully it will help with her problem of muting and face dialing during calls.

I currently use Contact Owner on our Droids, but this appears better. The lock screen remains available longer, my picture is on the lock screen in case an honest citizen finds the phone and it has the ability to dial the contact number or ICE number from the lock screen.

I also appreciate the two day trial version!
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I was having this problem too and today I found a free app called "My Lock Phone Tools." I just tested it and it worked great. I have long hair and short bangs and this was, apparently, creating a huge problem for me since my phone was hanging up on 90% of the people I talked to. When you download it, go into the app and check off the touchscreen lock option. Then when you are on a call if you pull the phone away from your face it tells you to either hit the camera or top lock button in order to access the touch screen. Well worth it!! Thank you so much to whoever created this app!!!!!
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Yes, I have replaced ScreenSuite with this app (I didn't want nor need the "value adds" in ScreenSuite, just wanted the lock while on the phone).

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Hello everyone (First Post)

I was having this issue too and after a little bit of troubleshotting i realized that it was the way we're holding our phones. (Kind of)

In my case this happens when i call and intermediately put the phone to my ear. I just realized that the proximity sensor is only activated after the call is active. This means that you must place your call and wait for the counter to appear on the screen THEN put the phone to your ear.

I still find this kind of anoying, i tought that a phone that its pretty much a computer would be able to call faster than that, but it solves my problem.

I love my Moment!!!

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the screen suite application, it locks the screen completely while you calling or receiving calls, issue fixed PERIOD.

you can download from the android market is the way to go, i downloaded the two day trial and tested it. It totaly works, even has a few additional extra features that are nicely thought out and polished, such as displaying your contact detail on the phone so if you lose it they know where to contact you.

im not one who likes paying for software, but this was worth the $1.99 I installed it on both my wife's Samsung Moment and then put it on mine as well, she noticed the issue first as she uses her phone more than me, but im sure it would annoy the heck out of me if it cuts me of in mid call, so mine was a preemptive strike so i DONT ever have this issue.

I love they way you can total redesign the phone with a few well chosen application, and i haven't even had the need to root the phone and invalidate my warranty
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I was having this problem too and today I found a free app called "My Lock Phone Tools."
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I was initially looking at an option like this: Remove the Mute & Speaker buttons from the Moment but this app works great.

I think the Droid has problems because the proximity sensor is not infrared. So a bright light above your head will hit the sensor and turn on the screen.
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place your call then press your sleep button AKA on/off button (top right )
Does not work.
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Old December 29th, 2010, 02:28 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I was having this problem too and today I found a free app called "My Lock Phone Tools." ~~ Thank you so much to whoever created this app!!!!!
THANK YOU RENZISE!!! I just downloaded the "MyLock Phone Tools", and it's exactly what I've been looking for. I'll explain: it's not your proxy sensor that is messed up, and it's not your hair getting in the way. Here's how you can test it for yourself: make a phone call (I use my voicemail so as not to bother other people). Lay the phone flat on the table and place your hand over the top left corner of the phone. Nothing should happen. Now place the phone on its edge in the same manner that it would be if it was next to your ear. Now put your hand back over the proxy sensor. The screen should black out. (It doesn't detect skin, I used a post-it note and it worked fine) Now the problem that people are having is that they may be lying down or even using their shoulder to hold the phone. This places the phone in the horizontal position and the tilt sensor overrides the proxy sensor (come on Motorola, why? fix this!). Then the skin on the cheek presses up against the glass and whamo, hangs up on you. I've done this a thousand times. Now with the app "MyLock Phone Tools" will allow you to set up your phone so that after you go into a call and the screen blacks out, once you pull the phone away from your face, you MUST press the camera button in order for it to release the screen lock. The background will show, but with a green tint to it and a little note at the bottom telling you how to unlock it. Even if you unlock it to say, touch tone menu when calling a customer service number, the app will re-lock the screen once you put it back up to your ear. NO MORE CHEEK DIALING!!!
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