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  1. crisg723's Avatar
    What does it mean of the red light near the front camera is on? Had my GS3 for almost a month and this is the first time I think I seen it.
    08-10-2012 06:05 PM
  2. BlakeGates's Avatar
    You have a message or notification?
    08-10-2012 06:05 PM
  3. KurtM88's Avatar
    That's the sensor for motion stuff like direct call and smart stay, it sounds only be on when a motion could be used,I only have direct call so mine is only on during texting threads

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    08-10-2012 06:11 PM
  4. junglejunkie's Avatar
    Mine is red when I have a Facebook notification...I don't believe I changed any settings.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    08-10-2012 08:33 PM
  5. delldude405's Avatar
    I've seen it too. When I'm in my bedroom and it's dark I can see it too.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    08-10-2012 09:02 PM
  6. gogators1974's Avatar
    Mines only red when its charging

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
    08-10-2012 10:14 PM
  7. crisg723's Avatar
    And just so where all on the same page, I'm referring to tone of the 2 small lights that are by the front camera, not the notification LED by now the other side.
    08-10-2012 10:24 PM
  8. funkylogik's Avatar
    roxanne
    unlmtdRW, Bsheedy, GC736 and 1 others like this.
    08-10-2012 10:28 PM
  9. Douche Bigelow's Avatar
    And just so where all on the same page, I'm referring to tone of the 2 small lights that are by the front camera, not the notification LED by now the other side.
    Those are the proximity, and light sensors.
    08-10-2012 11:01 PM
  10. BlakeGates's Avatar
    And just so where all on the same page, I'm referring to tone of the 2 small lights that are by the front camera, not the notification LED by now the other side.
    Ah, yea those are proximity and light sensors... Don't know why they'd be lighting up...

    Sent from my ICS loaded Samsung G S II E4GT
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    08-10-2012 11:34 PM
  11. crisg723's Avatar
    I restarted my phone and it went away. Don't know why it was on in the first place myself.
    08-10-2012 11:45 PM
  12. rizsye's Avatar
    i found a solution )
    After i tried sooo many app to disable this sensor light. I found that the solution is to open viber and exit from it ( from settings select exit don:t exit by home button) and try
    de_man, mr.aedif and sidath like this.
    09-27-2012 12:52 PM
  13. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    What does it mean of the red light near the front camera is on? Had my GS3 for almost a month and this is the first time I think I seen it.
    Proximity sensor

    On my Samsung galaxy s3 running android 4.0

    Because unlike ios, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not in infinite cluttered homescreens
    09-27-2012 04:29 PM
  14. de_man's Avatar
    Wow im impressed Rizsye that you found the problem I thought something was wrong with my phone but i followed your instructions and it fixed it. Great work.
    09-28-2012 08:32 AM
  15. funkylogik's Avatar
    noticed lastnght that my prox sensor glows and im guessing its the Wave Control app doing it but the app only uses 2% battery in background so i dont care

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    09-28-2012 11:07 AM
  16. mr.aedif's Avatar
    turn viber on and off, it worked. Thnx
    09-28-2012 04:37 PM
  17. funkylogik's Avatar
    i dont have viber

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    09-28-2012 05:59 PM
  18. sidath's Avatar
    You are grate dude it's the real answer for that.i thought my s 3 was broken now Im REALLY REALLY HAPPY MANY MANY THANKS
    09-28-2012 07:25 PM
  19. sangdhan's Avatar
    Rizsye,
    Thanks. Exiting Viber did the trick.
    09-29-2012 02:52 AM
  20. Daniel Nagle's Avatar
    what is a viber?
    12-04-2012 10:14 AM
  21. rebelauthor's Avatar
    i found a solution )
    After i tried sooo many app to disable this sensor light. I found that the solution is to open viber and exit from it ( from settings select exit don:t exit by home button) and try
    Hi, I couldn't follow how you fixed the "red light issue".. What is "open viber and exit from it" ???? I just got my S3 last Wednesday.
    01-28-2013 01:54 PM
  22. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    what is a viber?
    Hi, I couldn't follow how you fixed the "red light issue".. What is "open viber and exit from it" ???? I just got my S3 last Wednesday.
    Let me google that for you
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    01-28-2013 02:30 PM
  23. Crystal Reyes's Avatar
    I've tried restarting and taking out the battery to get rid of the red light that appears next to the camera, and it still doesn't change anything. So the phone would probably have to get checked out if what we try to do doesn't solve anything to the red light.
    07-08-2013 12:40 AM
  24. elinash93's Avatar
    Try a factory reset. If that doesn't work it's a defect in the LED and you would either deal with it or replace it.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
    07-08-2013 02:08 AM
  25. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I wish people wouldn't suggest a factory reset quite so blithely. It can be a royal pain to recover from, and it should be the last resort, not the first thing to try.

    Crystal, did you recently install any new apps? If so, you might try uninstalling them, reboot, and see what happens. Otherwise, try a couple of other things first:

    1. Go to Settings / Display / LED. Uncheck all the options, then reboot, and see if it goes away. (I'm assuming you're not charging the phone--the red light is supposed to be on then.) If that works, then re-check the appropriate options.

    2. If that doesn't work, try clearing the phone's cache. Boot into recovery (Turn the phone OFF, and wait for it to shut down completely. Press and hold, at the same time, the volume UP, home and power keys. When you see the Samsung logo, release all three buttons. If the phone boots normally, shut it down and try again.) Use the volume buttons to select the option to clear cache, then the power button to execute. Reboot the phone.

    3. If that doesn't fix it, try going to the Application Manager, and tap Menu / Reset app preferences.

    If none of that works, then a factory reset might be the next step. You'll want to back up as much of your data as possible first. Check out the Helium app in the playstore, or use Kies.
    msndrstood likes this.
    07-08-2013 08:03 PM
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