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    Default Light sensor doesn't turn the screen back on since 4.3 update

    I don't know if this problem is related to the 4.3 update, but it started happening around the time I got that pushed to me.

    When the light sensor turns the screen dark when I bring the phone to my ear for a call, the screen will not illuminate when I pull it away from my head. The screen remains powered down. I have to press the power button to get the screen back to hang up the call. And sometimes, even the power button does not work, and I have to remove the battery.

    I've dialed *#0*#0 to get to diagnostic tests. If you wave your hand over that screen, it's supposed to turn green when the sensor activates, and I assume go back to being white when the sensor deactivates. Mine doesn't the sensor doesn't deactivate.

    Has anyone else run into this? Is this suspected to be a hardware problem or a software problem?
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    Default Re: Light sensor doesn't turn the screen back on since 4.3 update

    I've not had the problem- my screen still correctly lights up when I move the phone away from my head. I feel like it takes an annoyingly long time to do it, but it works.
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    Default Re: Light sensor doesn't turn the screen back on since 4.3 update

    I have the same exact issue - has anyone heard of a fix for this?
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    Default Re: Light sensor doesn't turn the screen back on since 4.3 update

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Rudloff View Post
    I have the same exact issue - has anyone heard of a fix for this?
    Frank my man. You searched for light sensor when you should have searched for proximity sensor. It's right here on the front page:

    S4 Proximity sensor issue
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    Default Re: Light sensor doesn't turn the screen back on since 4.3 update

    The CPU-Z app will show you the sensors operating.

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