Ending calls with Froyo (Proximity sensor)
Anyone having issues with the phones proximity sensor being a lot more sensitive? Ever since I upgraded to Froyo when I hold my phone at my ear with my shoulder I am hanging up on people. This never happened before the update. The sensor still works, but it doesn't work the same. I never hung up on people before this way. Is there a sensitivity setting for the sensor? Anyone seeing the same thing? Thanks.
- 08-05-2010, 11:53 PM #2
There is definitely some sort of change. I have noticed that the sensor works fine when the phone is held vertical, but as it gets leaned more horizontal it doesn't work as well. This was never a problem before. When I am driving and try to hold the phone with my shoulder to write something I have been hanging up on people or pressing buttons.
- 08-06-2010, 12:13 AM #4
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- 08-06-2010, 04:37 PM #10
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1. I have had froyo for almost 2 months, I have the same issue after I just tested it. I have never hung up or hit a button so it is not affecting me.
2. How often are you holding you phone on your shoulder..? If this is a real issue for you then you might want to get a headset because in all reality phones aren't perfect and MOST people do not talk on the phone that way.
- 08-06-2010, 07:18 PM #12
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- 08-10-2010, 04:17 PM #15
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From what I recall of this issue with the 2.1, it's not actually hanging up on the call, it is MUTING the call. Since I upgraded to 2.2, it happens whenever I shift the phone around and use the 'ol "shoulder hold". The caller is still on the line, but they can't hear me. I have found that hitting the "back" button puts me back in talking mode and all is well. It is definitely a problem with Froyo, because I never had this issue with 2.1. My phone isn't rooted, and I noticed it started up as soon as I upgraded.
There are some apps on the market that lock the screen during calls, but they are a pain to use regularly. I have my phone unlocked (so it doesn't require security after coming back active from standby), and I like it that way...adding one of those screen lock apps would irritate me almost as much as the muting issue, I think..lol
- 08-12-2010, 01:30 AM #16
- 08-12-2010, 03:06 AM #17
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I am glad that I read this post. I just bought myself the droid x and gave my wife my rooted droid with 2.2. I have tried several versions of 2.2 and she keeps having trouble while on phone calls. As much as I hate it, she almost always talks on the phone squished between her check and her shoulder.
I was about ready to get her the d2. When I get home this afternoon I will put 2.1 back on her phone and see if that fixes her issue. I hope so. She doesn't understand or care about froyo anyways.