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Screen won't turn on in/after a phonecall!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by disconfigured, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. disconfigured

    disconfigured Member
    Thread Starter

    As the title suggests my S3's screen won't turn on while I'm in a call or for about 20 seconds after a call (You know, when you bring the phone up to your ear and it automatically turns off and then you pull it down again and it turns on? Yeah, not doing it!!).

    This has been happening for a good few days now, possibly since the updated software update, the one which changed the gallery appearance (I updated the firmware last night and it's still doing it).

    Anyone got any ideas? Hoping it's a setting I've pressed rather than having to reset!!


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  2. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    All that I know to suggest is going into your phone dialer, hit menu, then call settings and check/uncheck the box "auto screen off during calls".
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  3. disconfigured

    disconfigured Member
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    Thanks, that's worked for now. Annoying though! Just don't want to reset it if it doesn't need to !
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  4. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Do another test for me please. On a call, take the phone away from your head. Does the screen come on then?
  5. xacto

    xacto Member

    The same started to happen to me too after Jelly Bean update, but it's not consistent, sometimes screen comes on, sometimes it doesn't... Only thing that really worked was to uncheck "screen off during calls," but still annoying..
  6. Annoyed82

    Annoyed82 Lurker

    It's become a problem for me as well, however I'm pretty sure it has to do with the fact that the screen on my phone is cracked and one of the cracks happens to be over the sensor. I'm assuming the crack is impeding the proper functioning of the sensor, thereby making it think there is an object in front of it. As a result I can't turn the screen back on unless the call at the other end disconnects. What's odd about this however is that it's not consistent. Sometimes it actually DOES work but for the most part it now doesn't. In any case I've switched off the sensor, which is ok with me.
  7. disconfigured

    disconfigured Member
    Thread Starter

    Nope it doesn't. I've turned the sensor off.
    I've also got a crack in my screen, but it's over the top left hand side (not initially sure where the sensor is but I thought it was on the top right near the camera?)

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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