Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Droid > Droid - Support and Troubleshooting

New Android Wear, House and Home & Automotive forums!
Please report any threads you come across that should be moved to these new sections!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old November 25th, 2009, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 179
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default How Can I Stop Screen Turning Off During Call

Hey, ok so this is first time I've been really annoyed at my phone. I am trying to just hang up on someone and I can't get the screen to turn on I'm pressing every button and it flashes for a second then off.


How can I just keep the screen on during a call?

phaze3131 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 25th, 2009, 11:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 33
 
Device(s): Motorola Droid
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I haven't found a way to disable this, though I do like that all I have to do is shake the phone and it wakes up when you're on a call.
rumdood is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 25th, 2009, 11:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 179
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rumdood View Post
I haven't found a way to disable this, though I do like that all I have to do is shake the phone and it wakes up when you're on a call.

Wow this is irritating i'm just trying to send a text while I'm on it and it takes me 30 seconds just to get the screen to come on.
phaze3131 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 25th, 2009, 11:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 6
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Its the proximity sensor - it should wake up once you pull it away from your face.
acg2010 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 25th, 2009, 11:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 16
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have noticed in the last few days that when I finish with a call that the screen stays black and I can't "End" the call. It has just been in the last few days. I have had the phone sence about the 11th of November. anyways I first thought it was a problem with my screen getting dirty and maybe what ever senses the phone is next to my face can't tell the phone has left my face (that sounded funny), so I tried to clean the screen, didn't help. But now that I have read the preceding post, i'm wondering if I'm not moving the phone away from my ear fast enough for the phone to sense i'm moving it?
I am also starting to notice some touch screen problems, I'm having to push harder on the screen to get it to react then I did when I first got it.
I just went through the process of "Factory data reset" I'll see if this solves any of these issues over the next few days.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Dmags is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 25th, 2009, 11:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 6
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

It has nothing to do with speed - the proximity sensor is basically a sensor that when something is "covering" it closely enough it dims the display - it doesn't even have to be your face, you could put your finger over it and it would do the same thing. It's slow to react, but that's nothing to do with your not moving it away quickly enough. It could be one of two things - software or hardware (obviously). If it doesn't improve with the reset, you may have one with a crappy proximity sensor or something.
acg2010 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 25th, 2009, 11:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 179
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by acg2010 View Post
It has nothing to do with speed - the proximity sensor is basically a sensor that when something is "covering" it closely enough it dims the display - it doesn't even have to be your face, you could put your finger over it and it would do the same thing. It's slow to react, but that's nothing to do with your not moving it away quickly enough. It could be one of two things - software or hardware (obviously). If it doesn't improve with the reset, you may have one with a crappy proximity sensor or something.
Ok I want to disable this sensor and just keep the damn screen on ya know?
phaze3131 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 25th, 2009, 11:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 6
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Not sure you can disable it - I have never found a way on any phone that has one - iPhone, droid, or otherwise.
acg2010 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 25th, 2009, 11:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 40
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I'm having this problem too. I bought the phone on the 6th and it's only started doing it in the past week. I finish a call, pull the phone away from my face, and the screen doesn't come back on. I have to push the unlock button once to lock it and a second time to unlock it.
Christine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 12:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 20
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

There is no way you would like it disabled. Your phone would always be muted or on speakerphone. There would be no way to hold it to your face without touching every button on the screen. And not to mention your battery would stay dead. That screen uses up way too much power to leave on. What we really need is for them to fix the bug/sensor problem so it will work like it is supposed to. Hopefully this will come in and update.
yukongt300ex is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 26th, 2009, 01:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 179
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yukongt300ex View Post
There is no way you would like it disabled. Your phone would always be muted or on speakerphone. There would be no way to hold it to your face without touching every button on the screen. And not to mention your battery would stay dead. That screen uses up way too much power to leave on. What we really need is for them to fix the bug/sensor problem so it will work like it is supposed to. Hopefully this will come in and update.

I don't hold the phone next to my face. I have my phone next to me all day plugged in so I don't care about battery while I'm sitting here working from home all day with my bluetooth device.

So sorry but yea I want it disabled.
phaze3131 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 01:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
Antidisestablishmentarian
 
johnlgalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: 3rd Rock
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,395
 
Device(s): Motorola® DROID® BIONIC®
Carrier: VZW

Thanks: 2,168
Thanked 1,919 Times in 1,362 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to johnlgalt Send a message via MSN to johnlgalt Send a message via Yahoo to johnlgalt Send a message via Skype™ to johnlgalt johnlgalt@gmail.com
Default

Wonder if it is the BT device that is causing this? Have you tried hanging up the call using your BT device?
__________________

Files for the Motorola® DROID® BIONIC®:
Motorola USB drivers v5.9.0 | Motorola RSD Lite v5.7
My DropBox Referral link
johnlgalt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 02:01 AM   #13 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 20
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by phaze3131 View Post
I don't hold the phone next to my face. I have my phone next to me all day plugged in so I don't care about battery while I'm sitting here working from home all day with my bluetooth device.

So sorry but yea I want it disabled.
Oh now I see what you mean. I wonder if they could make an app do that
yukongt300ex is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 07:32 AM   #14 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 70
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I'm pretty sure the sensor involved here is a small light sensor in the upper right corner of the phone close to the LED that assumes the phone is pressed against your head when it senses total darkness. It's the same one that adjusts screen brightness for ambient light levels. You can see it if you look closely. Maybe it could be because there's not enough light around when you finish your call. I don't know. Just an idea.
eNons3nse is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 08:48 AM   #15 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 140
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by phaze3131 View Post
I don't hold the phone next to my face. I have my phone next to me all day plugged in so I don't care about battery while I'm sitting here working from home all day with my bluetooth device.

So sorry but yea I want it disabled.
So basically you want the phone screen on while plugged in...sort of. Just an idea for your situation but you can make the screen stay on while charging by going to settings>applications>development>stay awake. This will keep the screen on while you are at work and the phone is plugged in.
Juneau is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 09:20 AM   #16 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 88
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I just sort of "toss" the phone away from my face at the end of a call with the flick of my wrist. Works most of the time to wake up the screen.
nydrumboy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2009, 01:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 58
 
Device(s): Droid
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

The sensor seems to be up by the earpiece at the top of the phone. I have found that waving my finger over the earpiece at the top of the phone usually 'wakes' up the screen after a call.
rogue994 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2009, 01:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
Tim K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Phila, PA
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,630
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus LTE, Motorola Droid Razr, HP Touchpad, Nexus 7 (2013)
Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Thanks: 12
Thanked 466 Times in 320 Posts
Default

The sensor for proximity is actually in the upper left corner....just to the left of the earpiece. You can make it out if you shine a bright light on it.

I have the same problem with it locking up the screen. Some have reported they swapped for a new droid and solved the problem...thus blaming a faulty sensor. The theory is that the sensor is defective and changes in light (particularly in bright lighting) cause a problem. Anyway, if you slide open the keyboard it wakes up the screen. Certainly not ideal, but at least it lets you hang up.
Tim K is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2009, 01:42 PM   #19 (permalink)
Member
 
chefboyardee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: philly
Posts: 179
 
Device(s): og droid, droid 4, wifi xoom
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

in other threads i've seen people say as they pull the phone away from their face they slide the kbd out a very very very miniscule amount with their thumb (if it's on your left ear) and then close it (middle finger), and it wakes the phone up. i don't have the problem, so i haven't tested it, but wanted to add to the discussion

edit: tim k beat me by a minute...darn!
chefboyardee is offline  
Last edited by chefboyardee; December 2nd, 2009 at 01:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2009, 02:01 PM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Fadelight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mulberry, FL
Posts: 1,394
 
Device(s): Moto X, Droid Razr Maxx (x2), Droid X, Droid 2, LG Motion 4G, Samsung Epic 4g Touch
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 53
Thanked 94 Times in 61 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Fadelight
Default

Have you guys tried "Keepscreen"? It may or may not be able to keep the light on during calls.
__________________
Blogging: Never before have so many people with so little to say said so much to so few.
Fadelight is online now  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 2nd, 2009, 02:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 46
 
Device(s): Moto Droid
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to regulatre
Default

I use my pinkey to press the camera button if the screen doesn't come up during a call. It's easy because my hand's already there and I don't have to use my other hand. /$0.02.
regulatre is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2010, 01:23 PM   #22 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default How Can I Stop Screen Turning Off During Call???

My wife was having the same problem on her Droid. It also occurred when I used her phone. I found that the sensor did not work when the rubberized protective shell was on the phone. I took it off and the sensor worled fine.

I wonder if others having the same problem are using a protective cover?
lhudrick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2010, 02:41 PM   #23 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
messenger13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 3,129
 
Device(s): RAZR MAXX; DROID BIONIC (now the wife's); Moto (OG) DROID (now my son's)
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 82
Thanked 377 Times in 223 Posts
Exclamation Phone won't wake up during call!

Having a sensor issue is easy enough to figure out ... whether the sensor is defective, or you're covering it with your thumb, or even if a protective cover is in the way. But I finally experienced a call where I could NOT wake up the phone for nothing! It happened when I running a very experimental ROM (firmware release) and it force closed the call.service while I was on a call. In other words, the service that runs the phone app shut down. That was the only time my DROID ever failed during a call. I was able to finish the call, but the other party had to hang up. I then had to reboot to return to "normal" phone functionality. I dumped that ROM and my phone's been fine (again) ever since. I have a feeling that is what some people are describing. In this case, the firmware needs reflashed, IMO.
__________________
- Joe

RAZR Maxx ... Love it!
messenger13 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2010, 04:05 PM   #24 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 179
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I wish there was an app for this... my wrist is starting to hurt
phaze3131 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #25 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 8
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I also have had a problem with the phone turning off but I found a quick remedy for it (at least till the software gets updated). Most of the time when I end a call and pull the Droid away from my head, it turns on and I can easily end the call, but the few times it doesn't turn on, I simply touch the ringer volume button and that does the trick!
wfconlon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 11th, 2010, 10:42 AM   #26 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
crankerchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 593
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motorola Xoom HTC Rezound Motorola Droid
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 205
Thanked 113 Times in 71 Posts
Default

i think the OP is talking about the screen turning off during a call when using a bluetooth headset. No proximity sensor involved then. I haven't seen an app to keep the screen on during a call (using a headset or not) so like was pointed out previously, set the screen to never turn off when plugged in (in the development category under settings) or set your screen timeout to never, of course this way you need to remember to set it back when you unplug from power of you will drain your battery fast.
crankerchick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 15th, 2010, 12:25 PM   #27 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

This issue is REALLY bugging me. You pull the phone away from your face and the screen flashes on and then immediately off within about a second. I have to race to press the "End" button. They need to keep the screen awake for several seconds after you pull it away from your face.
thewrongstuff is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 19th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #28 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 935
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 26
Thanked 205 Times in 95 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fadelight View Post
Have you guys tried "Keepscreen"? It may or may not be able to keep the light on during calls.
Yeah, try this,
hal1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2010, 08:13 PM   #29 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
pbrstanwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Seattle,
Gender: Female
Posts: 85
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy note 3
Carrier: verizon

Thanks: 8
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

there is a app called screen on and you can set it to keep the screen on with phone call web ect... and best of all its free

good luck hope this helped
pbrstanwood is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #30 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
pbrstanwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Seattle,
Gender: Female
Posts: 85
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy note 3
Carrier: verizon

Thanks: 8
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

there is an app that keeps the screen it is called screen on and its free you can set it to keep your phone on when you are working on the web phone call or any thing else you set it for

hope this helps
robin
pbrstanwood is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old April 5th, 2011, 11:59 PM   #31 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

On my Galaxy Tab my screen would automatically turn off during calls, which is annoying to say the least.

I use wired headphones and if I receive a call as soon as I plug in the headphones the screen would turn off.

The app Robin mentioned - Screen On - fixes the problem perfectly.

Thanks Robin

Sean
seanchk is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 20th, 2011, 04:13 PM   #32 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Great Western
Posts: 4
 
Device(s): LG P350
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cool Keeping keyboard on during a call?

If I make a call where I have to tap numbers in during a call, like to call centres, I cannot when the screen fades away. Any solution would be welcome. I have 10 minutes set as screen duration but that does not seem to work. Where would I look for screen on app?
pearler47 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2011, 05:46 PM   #33 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 972
 
Device(s): Droid X2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 64
Thanked 93 Times in 83 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to AngryHatter
Default

Use the speaker feature and the screen stays on. Use it as a phone up to your ear and it shuts off.
Otherwise your ear will be dialing while you are talking.
Ask me how I know.
AngryHatter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2011, 06:34 PM   #34 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Great Western
Posts: 4
 
Device(s): LG P350
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

How do you know? Where is the speaker feature?
pearler47 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 23rd, 2011, 06:30 PM   #35 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 972
 
Device(s): Droid X2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 64
Thanked 93 Times in 83 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to AngryHatter
Default

If you are looking at a blank screen, hit the back button once to see the phone and then on the lower right side, should be "Speaker."
AngryHatter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 24th, 2011, 12:25 AM   #36 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Great Western
Posts: 4
 
Device(s): LG P350
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

You are a little beauty - If making a call I can tap the keyboard button and when the screen dims, I can hit the back button and it returns. I am going to use the speaker also. Just need an earpiece. Thanks.
pearler47 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 27th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #37 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I had the same problem with my bionic. The problem is the screen protection. Just cut the part which color the sensor.
kiek10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2011, 11:39 PM   #38 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 972
 
Device(s): Droid X2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 64
Thanked 93 Times in 83 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to AngryHatter
Exclamation

Quote:
Originally Posted by kiek10 View Post
I had the same problem with my bionic. The problem is the screen protection. Just cut the part which color the sensor.
Screen protection?
Have none. I ride bareback!
AngryHatter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #39 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I thought it was just me, I'm having the same issue - screen goes blank whenever I'm on a call, then have to hit whatever button on the side to get it to come back on to end the call or pull up the dialpad. It's annoying. I can't find anything under settings to adjust this. Will try the "wrist flick" thing and then KeepScreen if that doesn't work. Also - if I have the phone up to my ear to talk, half the time the dialpad goes off - evidently my ear near the phone is picked up and sets it off. Also annoying. Glitches for Samsung to work on.
lgmaddox is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2011, 09:28 PM   #40 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Ok - the wrist flick works - it has to be almost arms length from my face.
lgmaddox is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 19th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #41 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Sorry, I mean Screen On not KeepScreen. Late at nite.
lgmaddox is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2011, 12:52 AM   #42 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Great Western
Posts: 4
 
Device(s): LG P350
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

When you dial your call also hit the keypad key. tHE SCREEN WILL STILL GO BLANK but you can bring it up by hitting the left side of the return key. Good luck. This works for me.
pearler47 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 26th, 2012, 02:50 PM   #43 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Solved it for my phone

I had this problem for more than a week. After trying all kinds of things, it finally dawned on me that I had put a new cell phone cover on. I removed it and all my problems went away. I guess the cover on the touch screen side was interfering with the proximity device. Hope this helps someone else!
KindaKath is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2012, 04:29 PM   #44 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default been there and still there

As far as the screen going out while using a bluetooth while phone plugged the issue is gingerbread and froyo for Samsung - those updates took out the stay awake while charging under app dev setting. The proximity sensor is a different issue that I do not have. I want my phone screen to stay on while plugged in. I have not found any apps that will keep the phone screen on during a call while plugged in/bluetooth/speaker.
Screen on looks like it will do it but nope... Stay awake will keep things on while plugged in but not the phone. If you look at the new nexus and other phones than samsung (Moto,HTC) they do have the stay awake while plugged in setting. Samsung got rid of it a couple of updates ago. It would be great if when Gingerbread gets pushed... but, I have only heard that it is going to 4G LTE phones which my little samsung fascinate does not do--- I would love to figure this out as I want a phone that stays on - seems simple...
Samsung thinking they are saving burn in or battery is very unfortunate
gingericecream is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2012, 05:55 PM   #45 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 13
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Settings>Accessability Click "Power Button Ends Call"
c0nn13 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2012, 06:59 AM   #46 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 229
 
Device(s): Galaxy Ace Black
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 27
Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngryHatter View Post
Use the speaker feature and the screen stays on. Use it as a phone up to your ear and it shuts off.
Otherwise your ear will be dialing while you are talking.
Ask me how I know.
The screen still goes off with the speaker on. Very annoying. I have the phone on my desk using speakerphone and the screen turns off during the call and its then awkrawd to end the call.
chrcol is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 8th, 2012, 01:12 PM   #47 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Solve screen turning off

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmags View Post
I have noticed in the last few days that when I finish with a call that the screen stays black and I can't "End" the call. It has just been in the last few days. I have had the phone sence about the 11th of November. anyways I first thought it was a problem with my screen getting dirty and maybe what ever senses the phone is next to my face can't tell the phone has left my face (that sounded funny), so I tried to clean the screen, didn't help. But now that I have read the preceding post, i'm wondering if I'm not moving the phone away from my ear fast enough for the phone to sense i'm moving it?
I am also starting to notice some touch screen problems, I'm having to push harder on the screen to get it to react then I did when I first got it.
I just went through the process of "Factory data reset" I'll see if this solves any of these issues over the next few days.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
I had the problem after installing a screen cover to prevent scratches. The cut-out for the upper right area where the sensor is located was partly over the sensor. I cut the notch to extend it to the right side, and that opened the sensor. No more problem.
ThreeTreeRanch is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2012, 07:56 AM   #48 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Use the 'power button' to end your calls far slicker. I use it
willow1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 19th, 2012, 03:04 PM   #49 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 10
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by acg2010 View Post
Its the proximity sensor - it should wake up once you pull it away from your face.
THANK YOU SIR! After spending all morning Googling and not finding the answer quite right I stumbled upon your post. This is my first android phone, actually first cell phone too! Couldn't figure out why I had no dialpad while in a call, and screen would blank out and had no end button until after the other party hung up. The Proximity sensor was set too high on my phone and I wasn't taking the phone far enough away from my face for the screen to not blank, adjusting the proximity sensor also somehow miraculously made the dialpad, end button reappear. Turned it off but it complained about my face hitting buttons, now I got just so it comes back to life when I immediately remove it from my face.
Belzabub is offline  
Last edited by Belzabub; December 19th, 2012 at 03:09 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2013, 10:59 PM   #50 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Solved on my phone, screen proximity sensor now working

So I was having this exact same problem every time i made a call screen gone and it caused all sorts of issues. Came here and learned about the sensor, still not sure exactly where it is, but i decided to remove the protective scratch guard on the phones screen which was getting old and not perfectly transparent - voila, it works perfect now. So clean, remove or replace those screen covers.
jropp1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Droid > Droid - Support and Troubleshooting
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:35 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.