Help proximity sensor with visual voicemail


Is ther any way for the visual voicemail to make use of the proximity sensor to disable the screen? Every time I listen to a voicemail I end up calling the person back because my cheek touches the screen. Drives me nuts.


Yeah, This proximity sensor SUCKS!!!! really bugs the heck out of me. I hang up on people all the time, half the time, my call ends up on speaker.... it is getting annoying! I wish it could just auto lock it every time and I would have to tap twice every time I wanted to make an input.... Any ideas?


Android Enthusiast
I have no problems with the sensor on mine or my bf's. I wonder if the build quality of the sensor itself varies from phone to phone. We put a phantom skinz on his and it still works wonderfully.


Android Expert
It doesn't turn the screen off with voicemail but i also don't really press it against my cheek when listening. I guess you have to simply be careful. I am sure not everyone agrees they should change how they hold their phone but since Visual Voicemail is more an app then the dialing screen, the proximity sensor does not work with it. Possibly a suggestion for a future update to visual voicemail.


Thread starter
It definitely doesn't work perfectly but its good enough I can live with it. My gripe is that the use of it isn't implemented with the visual voicemail app. Makes it hard to check voicemail via the visual voicemail app without putting it on speakerphone.


There is too much of a delay in the backlight and proximity sensor. When I have an incoming call, it takes a couple seconds for the backlight to come on. When I pull the phone away from my face during a call.. again, another couple seconds. My wife's Palm Pre lights up instantly when pulling it away from the face.

Well, maybe not 2 seconds but it's long enough to where I get impatient.