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    did a search, sorry if this issue has already been addressed.

    Whenever I make a phone call (tmobile), the screen turns off. it doesn't turn off if I turn the speakerphone on. it seems like the screen turns off if I tilt the phone up to my ear. if the phone is sitting on the table and I dial out, the screens stays on. Once the screen turns off, it rarely comes back on.

    Once the phone call is over, the screen seems strange to turn on. anyone familiar with this issue?

    EDIT: ok, I still have the protective wrapping on the phone. is there some kind of light sensitive thing in the earpiece speaker? It detects darkness and turns the screen off (because it thinks you have the earpiece by your head). maybe the double layer of film over the earpiece is what does it.

    EDIT2: I found this http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/04/...sensor.patent/
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    Theres a proximity sensor inside and when you put it up to your ear it turns the screen off to save battery, should have learned about what you were buying. Also it is recommended that you take the wrapping off because it creates many problems. In a PC WORLD test they dropped it on concrete like five times and the screen had no scratches, they even stabbed it with a pen, so the protector isn't necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnH View Post
    Theres a proximity sensor inside and when you put it up to your ear it turns the screen off to save battery, should have learned about what you were buying. Also it is recommended that you take the wrapping off because it creates many problems. In a PC WORLD test they dropped it on concrete like five times and the screen had no scratches, they even stabbed it with a pen, so the protector isn't necessary.
    you need to learn to watch the PC WORLD test closer, the area around the outside of the phone was all scratched up in those tests.

    We had to keep the cover on for that reason as out BSE skin hasn't arrived yet.

    let me know if you need more advice on how to pay attention to videos.

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    The plastic wrap that comes on the phone completely obstructs the earpiece, so leaving it on makes it nearly impossible to hear the other party in a phone call.

    The screen should shut off when you hold the phone to your ear. If it didn't, you'd constantly trigger the touchscreen with the side of your head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveymark View Post
    did a search, sorry if this issue has already been addressed.

    Whenever I make a phone call (tmobile), the screen turns off. it doesn't turn off if I turn the speakerphone on. it seems like the screen turns off if I tilt the phone up to my ear. if the phone is sitting on the table and I dial out, the screens stays on. Once the screen turns off, it rarely comes back on.

    Once the phone call is over, the screen seems strange to turn on. anyone familiar with this issue?
    As already pointed out, this is a feature not a fault. However, anyone out there know if it is possible to decrease the timeout when you remove it from your ear. I find that I am waiting for it to come back on again before I can hang up a call.


 

 

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