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Jeff Campbell
07-06-2010, 06:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.macrumors.com/2010/07/05/users-continue-to-experience-problems-with-iphone-4-proximity-sensors/' target='_blank'>http://www.macrumors.com/2010/07/05...ximity-sensors/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"While Apple's iPhone 4 signal loss issues have been receiving significant attention since the device's launch late last month, a number of other problems have been seeing sporadic reports, and one of the most prevalent of late has been problems with the device's proximity sensors designed to sense when the phone is held up to the user's face and deactivate the device's screen, thus preventing unintended activation of buttons on the display."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1278079098.usr105634.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>According to some reports if you do the following it provides a fix:</p><p><em> ...open the Settings app, then go to General -&gt; Reset, and choose "All Settings" at the top (note: this will not erase your apps, media, or other data -- that's what the "Erase All Content and Settings" button just below this option is for. "Reset All Settings" just reverts any Settings preferences you've customized back to their factory defaults). One Twitter follower, Brian Partridge, reported that AppleCare told him to just use Reset -&gt; Reset Network Settings, not all settings, and it worked.</em></p><p>The iPhone Blog also has some tips regarding this issue [<a href="http://www.tipb.com/2010/07/06/potential-iphone-4-proximity-sensor-fixes/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+TheIphoneBlog+(TiPb:+iPhone,+iPad,+iPod)" target="_blank">link</a>]. I'm feeling lucky that all I've had to deal with is a battery issue, that was fixed pretty easily by draining it and recharging. How about you, have you experienced any of the problems we've posted on with your iPhone 4 or with iOS 4?</p>

07-06-2010, 09:42 PM
Wow! I JUST mentioned this in another thread last night! This is the biggest problem I've had so far!

Jeff Campbell
07-06-2010, 11:11 PM
Were you able to fix it?

07-07-2010, 12:56 AM
The only problem I've had is the antenna attenuation that's getting so much publicity. However, since I had already decided I was going to put a cover on the phone, the antenna issue was mostly a non-issue.

07-07-2010, 12:57 AM
Just tried it and resetting the NETWORK SETTINGS seems to have done the trick! Thanks for the link! HURRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Doug Raeburn
07-07-2010, 02:57 PM
Looks like I dodged all of the bullets so far. Like Bob12, I've planned to use a case even before all of the uproar about the attenuation "problem"... in fact, I had the case before I had the phone. But try as I might, even following a demonstration on how to duplicate the issue in a video from PC mag (or PC World... I forget which), I've been unable to do so. And I've tried a whole bunch of times. At any rate, the slip case that I use works and looks great, adds very little bulk, fits in my dock, and the protection gives me a little peace of mind.

No proximity sensor problems, either.

Battery life has been outstanding compared to my 3GS.

So despite all of the posts from Android fans telling us what suckers iPhone4 buyers are and how Steve J. duped all of us with a defective design, I'm extremely pleased with my iPhone 4.

07-08-2010, 03:41 AM
Looks like that didnt work after all. Still too sensitive to slight movements of the phone while holding it. Tried the hard reset method as well...no luck. I stick it out til Apple offers a software update. (Hopefully soon).