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General On call - screen turns off when "waving my finger" near the notification bar

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  1. Clocks

    Clocks Well-Known Member
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    Anyone else notice when you're on a phone call if you move your finger near the little dot to the left of the verizon logo the screen will turn off?

    It's annoying when multitasking because that functionality remains regardless of whether the phone call is the active screen or not. If you are watching the Google Navigation screen and you're on a call, move your finger near the little dot next to the verizon logo and the screen turns off.

    Anyone know what causes this?
     

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    There is a proximity sensor that turns the screen off when you are on a call and the phone is up to your ear so you are not inadvertently hitting buttons on the screen with your cheek.
     
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    This is a feature, not a bug. It's designed to do this so that when you are talking with the phone on your face you don't push buttons. I doubt you can turn it off though unfortunately. I could be wrong.
     
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    It's proximity sensor (it's why the screen shuts off when you are holding the phone up to your face talking on it).

    To avoid it, just grab your notification bar on the right side instead of the left so you don't put your finger in front of the sensor.
     

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