Turning the screen off while using the phoneSupport


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  1. sr1982

    sr1982 Well-Known Member

    I found a few threads about this in the European HTC Hero section. I also saw someone posted the question in Sprint's thread, however I can't find it through the search function. Does anyone know of an app or any way to turn the screen off while making a call. I know it automatically times out and turns the screen off, but I have hit the end call button too many times now. Hopefully there is a fix out or in the works for this.

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  2. t1jordan

    t1jordan Well-Known Member

    Yes that is a problem. I would like to the answer to that question aswell.
  3. Gremlyn1

    Gremlyn1 Well-Known Member

    The Hero doesn't have a proximity sensor to shut off the screen while on a call?
  4. deryn

    deryn Well-Known Member

    the screen turns off after a few seconds into the call.. i think it's 30 seconds.
  5. pdragon

    pdragon Well-Known Member

    The screen turns off yes, but the touchscreen does not and if you're not careful you can end the call by hitting the big red end button at the bottom.

    The Hero does not have a proximity detector from what I've read. This is one of the bigger flaws with the phone I've come across myself. I'm hoping someone make an app to actually lock the screen while on an active call.
  6. snovvman

    snovvman Well-Known Member

    Subscribing to this. I would like to know of a solution as well.
  7. Edaze55

    Edaze55 Well-Known Member

    Correct. No proximity sensor on the phone.
    I have yet to hang up on someone yet, but thats probably cause I usually have my headset on.
  8. SDscorch

    SDscorch Well-Known Member

    you know! i have had a couple few random hangups - literally probably only three but.. i wonder if this could have been the cause!

    i didn't know the screen was still "on" when the light was "off"

    !!

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