1. John Alden Meade's Avatar
    If (a) I have selected "Turn off screen during calls", (b) my screen is also locked when a phone call comes in, and (c) I answer the call: the screen remains locked (and blank) throughout the call. There is no way to unlock the screen to perform any other functions, or even view caller data, or EVEN HUNG UP! Hitting the home button doesn't do anything, nor do the volume buttons. The power button only does anything if it is set to end the call. I have to wait until the caller on the other end of the phone hangs up on me before I can do anything.
    There's got to be a fix to this. Perhaps there's something wrong with the proximity sensor, but I can't find any way to diagnose that on the Verizon Galaxy S4.
    11-14-2013 10:48 AM
  2. gallen14720's Avatar
    The quick solution that worked for me, which I read somewhere else, is to use compressed air to blow out the proximity sensor. I had the same symptoms as you on my galaxy s4 so I took my can of compressed air, blew out the sensor (right above the Samsung logo) and my problem was solved.

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    August59 likes this.
    11-14-2013 12:02 PM
  3. John Alden Meade's Avatar
    I too can now confirm that it was a hardware issue. I went and bought a cannister of compressed gas, blew it in the grill above the Samsung logo, and also in the earphone jack. Issues resolved. My phone is only two weeks old, and hasn't been mishandled, so I was surprised that it was actually clogged.
    August59 likes this.
    11-14-2013 03:20 PM
  4. RicardoARuiz's Avatar
    Woa!!! The shot of compressed air worked for me as well!! Niiiiiice..... I was starting to freak out about a broken sensor.
    August59 likes this.
    12-02-2013 02:30 PM
  5. mspmatt's Avatar
    LMAO...this totally worked!!!
    Thank you very much...a few quick blasts of compressed air and the screen came back to life during a call.
    August59 likes this.
    01-21-2014 03:11 PM

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