1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    OK, so I take my phone out of my pocket to answer it and I get the message 'Touch input blocked To prevent this from happening again, check if the proximity sensor is blocked', while I'm trying to see who is calling. Now I've seen other posts with this problem, but the answer is always given to uncheck 'block accidental touches' in display settings. The reason this setting is checked is to keep phone from accidentally turning on in your pocket. My question is, can you keep the message from popping up without turning off the setting? ( I've got it on for a reason )
    06-18-2019 11:49 AM
  2. Klater's Avatar
    OK, so I take my phone out of my pocket to answer it and I get the message 'Touch input blocked To prevent this from happening again, check if the proximity sensor is blocked', while I'm trying to see who is calling. Now I've seen other posts with this problem, but the answer is always given to uncheck 'block accidental touches' in display settings. The reason this setting is checked is to keep phone from accidentally turning on in your pocket. My question is, can you keep the message from popping up without turning off the setting? ( I've got it on for a reason )
    06-18-2019 12:07 PM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Unfortunately there is no way in the stock options to disable that message if you've enabled the block.
    06-18-2019 12:26 PM
  4. Klater's Avatar
    Thanks SpookDroid, I was afraid of that. Kind of pointless to get a notification like that when you're already aware of it
    06-18-2019 12:50 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    It should only come up if you repeatedly tap the screen and/or turn the screen on while still in a dark place/pocket/blocking the sensor.

    I know it sounds redundant, but imagine you grab the phone and the sensor is somehow blocked (your finger, lint, broken, etc.) and you enabled that option. You would then try to use the screen and it wouldn't respond or react to touch (since you're blocking touch action). If you didn't know about that option, you'd probably think your phone is broken. Ergo, the message.
    06-18-2019 02:21 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone? It would seem to me that once the proximity sensor is no longer blocked (i.e., when it's out of your pocket), the touch input should automatically be allowed. Is anything else blocking the sensor, like a screen protector, or a poorly-fitting case?
    06-18-2019 03:05 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Duplicate threads merged.
    06-18-2019 03:22 PM
  8. Klater's Avatar
    SM-G935W8 Galaxy S7 Edge No, nothing blocking. Did some experimenting. When I cover sensor with my hand and turn phone on, message disappears as soon as my hand is clear. But when I have it in my pocket and it rings, I take it out of my pocket and maybe 50% of the time message stays on for several seconds after I make sure sensor is not blocked
    06-18-2019 03:53 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    See if that also happens in Safe Mode: https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-28008
    06-18-2019 06:20 PM

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