Disable locking during calls ?Support


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  1. JoJoZ

    JoJoZ New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just got my Vibrant yesterday & I mainly love it !

    The one thing I DON'T love is that about 1 second after a phone call starts, it goes into power save/lock mode/black screen, and I have to press the power button to get the screen back. This is during a call. Yes, I have set the regular power save options to stay on longer (2 minutes) but this does not affect it DURING a phone call. The saleslady told me it's a "feature" to keep your face from accidentally touching the touchscreen and unintentionally ending a call.

    I really wish I could have the darned screen STAY ON during phone calls. It's such a pain to be dealing with some voicemail system & having to "press 1 for this, press 2 for that", but the thing keeps turning off IMMEDIATELY & I have to keep pressing the power button.

    Isn't there a way to change this setting ?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. robo21

    robo21 Well-Known Member

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    You are aware that the phone locks because of the Proximity Sensor? It should also unlock automatically when you take the phone away from your face.
     
  3. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    I've never had to hit the power button to bring the screen back up; in fact I've never heard of that.

    No problem here...the screen comes back on in pretty much the blink of an eye once I take it away from my face.

    I don't know if there's any way to disable the sensor, but I came across this on xda, posted by antjomn:

    "Not sure if it its rom specific but when I installed upsounddown in the market it disabled the proximity sensor. (flip speakerphone did as well). Give that a try."

    UpSoundDown - Android app on AppBrain

    Flip - Speakerphone - Android app on AppBrain
     
  4. JoJoZ

    JoJoZ New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well, it's not because of the proximity sensor, because I'm using a headset. So the phone is not up to my face.
     
  5. robo21

    robo21 Well-Known Member

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    That is what I call "pertinent information." You may want to consider posting pertinent info in future posts requesting help. You may want to try Flip or UpSoundDown then.
     
  6. JoJoZ

    JoJoZ New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well, you know, I JUST got the phone. At the time I posted the question, I'd never even heard of a proximity sensor. I learned about it afterwards while attempting to solve the issue. I've been trying to learn more about the phone as much has I can -- 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there, in between working. A little hard to tell what's "pertinent information" before one knows anything at all about the product. :p

    Thank you for the links. I'll check them out.
     
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    robo21 Well-Known Member

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    LOL, okay, point taken. Good luck! :cool:
     
  8. JoJoZ

    JoJoZ New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks ! :D Both my husband and I got the Vibrant, and we love them.
     
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    MY GOD thank you. I was like why the hay is my phone locking during calls? I realized it was because I put a sticker over the sensor. I'm an idiot. LOL
     
  10. CuLaytAh

    CuLaytAh New Member

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    my screen doesn't turn on when i pull the phone away from my face. is there another solution?
     

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