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  1. sleepy_dad's Avatar
    Thank you! I had the same issue. I tried vacuuming first, but that didn't work for me. Compressed air did the trick!

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-17-2013 09:02 AM
  2. Claudio M's Avatar
    UNBELIEVABLE!!!
    I though this was a broken phone and I was going to bring it back, since it is under warranty.
    Then I saw this post and told myself "What the heck, i'll give it a shot!".

    THANK YOU!!!! I can't believe that it works!! I was so frustrated with this stupid behavior!!

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

    Best,
    Claudio
    01-03-2014 12:51 PM
  3. STARGATE's Avatar
    I'll tell my brother about this, it might just work, I hope. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜†

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-06-2014 04:52 PM
  4. elusivepeanut's Avatar
    Compressed air did not work for me, but removing the sensor and cleaning underneath it did.

    Attached Thumbnails Galaxy S4: Proximity sensors activates, but doesn't turn off-ua6zgdqanrg6jolia45ycb.png ย 
    rohail6 and bearda like this.
    01-22-2014 05:20 PM
  5. STARGATE's Avatar
    Compressed air did not work for me, but removing the sensor and cleaning underneath it did.

    Pheeww!
    I don't think my brother will try that.
    But I'm glad you got yours working again. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-25-2014 08:55 AM
  6. qaccuwa's Avatar
    can you tell me what i do to turn on when i open my flip cover
    01-30-2014 07:21 AM
  7. STARGATE's Avatar
    can you tell me what i do to turn on when i open my flip cover
    No! Don't turn anything on! As a matter of fact, take the battery out first before you start working on this.

    After that, just follow the instructions in the video.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-30-2014 09:00 AM
  8. Uday Kiran Maloth's Avatar
    It worked like magic. Thank you. one more user to this forum just because of you.. can i post this in one of my forums mentioning the link to this forum..
    01-31-2014 02:48 AM
  9. STARGATE's Avatar
    It worked like magic. Thank you. one more user to this forum just because of you.. can i post this in one of my forums mentioning the link to this forum..
    Welcome to AC!

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-31-2014 08:09 AM
  10. Thin Soldier's Avatar
    Compressed air didn't work for me. 2 cans, a couple sprays per day for weeks and no change.
    Will need to find someone to take apart my phone.
    02-01-2014 01:33 PM
  11. STARGATE's Avatar
    Compressed air didn't work for me. 2 cans, a couple sprays per day for weeks and no change.
    Will need to find someone to take apart my phone.
    Welcome to the forums!
    Some people have reported that using the vacuum has helped them.
    Have you tried that?

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    02-01-2014 02:03 PM
  12. Natdeano Raperhastings's Avatar
    thank Darnell0216 screen protector over sensor to left ov ear piece nice one bruvver
    02-05-2014 03:10 AM
  13. faustas's Avatar
    Funny, but i just blew with my mouth and it fixed it ! Thanks a lot!
    02-12-2014 02:40 PM
  14. STARGATE's Avatar
    Funny, but i just blew with my mouth and it fixed it ! Thanks a lot!
    Welcome to the forums, glad it worked out for you. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜†

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    02-18-2014 08:14 AM
  15. spammy L's Avatar
    Bearda, you da man.
    Was driving me crazy, thought it was due to an update.
    Another registered user only to say thanks-- and to add one key bit of info!

    using the *#0*# test, i kept trying the air blowing trick with no success, I also would go "green" with proximity =1.0 but it wouldn't shut off- exactly like what happened during phone calls....
    BUT! I kept noticing the ADC baseline value kept dropping. 250's when i was really close, then down to baseline in the 70's. Then more air, down to the 60's, more air down to the 50's... more air--- down to 46, 47.... still solid green after i got close and didn't shut off.

    one last time and a bit more air.... down to 42, 43.... and VOILA! It worked. green when close, off when far.

    I blew through a straw a few more times to get it even lower in the low 30's just to have some cushion.

    It seems to me the threshold is around a baseline ADC of 45 you need to 'blow down' to.
    So for all those for whom this trick didn't work the first time, keep on blowing....
    STARGATE likes this.
    03-28-2014 02:51 PM
  16. STARGATE's Avatar
    Bearda, you da man.
    Was driving me crazy, thought it was due to an update.
    Another registered user only to say thanks-- and to add one key bit of info!

    using the *#0*# test, i kept trying the air blowing trick with no success, I also would go "green" with proximity =1.0 but it wouldn't shut off- exactly like what happened during phone calls....
    BUT! I kept noticing the ADC baseline value kept dropping. 250's when i was really close, then down to baseline in the 70's. Then more air, down to the 60's, more air down to the 50's... more air--- down to 46, 47.... still solid green after i got close and didn't shut off.

    one last time and a bit more air.... down to 42, 43.... and VOILA! It worked. green when close, off when far.

    I blew through a straw a few more times to get it even lower in the low 30's just to have some cushion.

    It seems to me the threshold is around a baseline ADC of 45 you need to 'blow down' to.
    So for all those for whom this trick didn't work the first time, keep on blowing....
    Welcome to the forums!
    Thanks for sharing this info.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-29-2014 10:30 AM
  17. Henno Taht's Avatar
    Had exactly the same symptoms as the OP.

    Tried blowing as powerfully as I could into the speaker grill - no effect.

    Took my vacuum cleaner, installed the flat nose nozzle, set the vacuum cleaner to maximum suction level and pressed the nozzle hard against the speaker grill - worked perfectly.

    Good luck, guys!
    STARGATE likes this.
    04-09-2014 03:04 PM
  18. STARGATE's Avatar
    Had exactly the same symptoms as the OP.

    Tried blowing as powerfully as I could into the speaker grill - no effect.

    Took my vacuum cleaner, installed the flat nose nozzle, set the vacuum cleaner to maximum suction level and pressed the nozzle hard against the speaker grill - worked perfectly.

    Good luck, guys!
    Welcome to the forums!
    Glad you got it working. ๐Ÿ‘โ˜บ

    Sent From The Pegassus Galaxy With My GS4
    04-10-2014 10:06 AM
  19. Ahman_dux's Avatar
    Wooooowwwww.. u guys are so amaizing, hade same issue but doing that now evrythngs is okay.... thanx alot
    04-17-2014 07:23 AM
  20. STARGATE's Avatar
    Wooooowwwww.. u guys are so amaizing, hade same issue but doing that now evrythngs is okay.... thanx alot
    Welcome to the forums!
    Glad it worked out for you. Hopefully there aren't any more hiccups.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    04-24-2014 07:05 AM
  21. cliffy223's Avatar
    Greatest fix ever. I was about to factory reset my phone b/c of this issue. After using a can of air on the ear piece it worked like a charm. I was so impressed that I didn't believe this easy fix worked so I had to call *#0*# three more times just to believe it. I am going to post this on the thread so Bearda get tons of credit.
    06-02-2014 06:32 PM
  22. Sarah Rekosh's Avatar
    Holy hell thank you for this my phone works now i was ready to throw it in the garbage i was getting so frustrated
    07-14-2014 11:50 AM
  23. ddibb's Avatar
    Just registered to add that using the vacuum did the trick for me as well.
    07-20-2014 06:32 PM
  24. STARGATE's Avatar
    Holy hell thank you for this my phone works now i was ready to throw it in the garbage i was getting so frustrated
    Welcome to the forums!
    Glad it worked out for you too.

    Sent From Another Galaxy
    07-21-2014 10:15 AM
  25. STARGATE's Avatar
    Just registered to add that using the vacuum did the trick for me as well.
    Welcome to the forums!
    We're glad that trick also worked for you.

    Sent From Another Galaxy
    07-21-2014 10:16 AM
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