09-17-2014 02:22 PM
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  1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    I recently bought a Lumia 1520 and I noticed that during a call the phone doesn't turn the screen off when its next to your head. Now I wanted to know if this is normal and supposed to happen?
    09-14-2014 02:43 AM
  2. James8561's Avatar
    It's supposed to turn off to save battery unless you're using speakerphone.
  3. James8561's Avatar
    It's supposed to turn off to save battery unless you're using speakerphone.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-14-2014 03:23 AM
  4. sez who's Avatar
    it's supposed to turn off when during a phone call in order for buttons on screen to not be accidentally touched :)

    and yes, 1520 is equipped with a proximity sensor so it should turn off during phone calls.
    however, one case in which the screen does not go off is if you're having your call through the headphones, or so i've noticed on my 920. i guess it is "intended", considering that if you have your handsfree connected you will not get the device next to your ear :?
    Laura Knotek and RumoredNow like this.
    09-14-2014 03:31 AM
  5. BatteryLife's Avatar
    There's a proximity sensor next to the front camera (same row). It turns off not only to save battery IMO. But the main purpose is to prevent accidental interactions with the phone screen (accidental touches).
    Laura Knotek and RumoredNow like this.
    09-14-2014 04:26 AM
  6. tennisplayer23's Avatar
    So there is something wrong with my 1520. Is there any way to fix this issue?
    09-14-2014 06:29 AM
  7. Felix Bank's Avatar
    So there is something wrong with my 1520. Is there any way to fix this issue?
    Are you using a screen protector on your phone?
    09-14-2014 06:34 AM
  8. tennisplayer23's Avatar
    No, just a case
    09-14-2014 06:56 AM
  9. MDK22's Avatar
    No, just a case
    Case could be interfering with the proximity sensor.

    I'm on Dev Preview Update 1 (w Lumia Cyan) & I've noticed an opposite glitch - when on speaker, on a call, the Lock screen comes on (that did NOT happen in the past). Appears to be Update 1 which caused that ...
    09-14-2014 07:10 AM
  10. tennisplayer23's Avatar
    So its maybe due to the software? What's a way I can test my proximity sensor to see if it even works?
    09-14-2014 07:16 AM
  11. MDK22's Avatar
    So its maybe due to the software? What's a way I can test my proximity sensor to see if it even works?
    FIRST - take the case off & test it, that may be the cause.

    Glance background works w prox sensor, lock your phone, wave over it & see if Glance screen comes on.
    You could also have some dust or dirt over / inside the sensor.
    On the Lumia 1520, it's hard to see the sensor, look to the right of the earpiece, ~~ 45 degrees above the 'A' in Nokia, you'll see an elliptical hole ... like a rotated (sideways) 0
    09-14-2014 07:27 AM
  12. tennisplayer23's Avatar
    Ok I tried taking off the case and that didn't make a difference. Then I tried the glance hand wave and it didn't do anything either
    09-14-2014 07:36 AM
  13. BatteryLife's Avatar
    Try enabling (Double tap to wake). Its located under Touch in "settings".

    Then lock your screen, and place your hand on the bottom side side of the phone (not blocking the proximity sensor). Then tap the middle of the phone with a finger twice. See if it lights up?
    09-14-2014 08:54 AM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Oils from your skin (everyone has them, I'm not making accusations!!!) get on the screen. The proximity sensor is at the top of the screen. Wipe it clean with a soft, dry cloth made for screens. If you have a stubborn screen (and 1520 screen seems not to repel oils when naked) you could breathe on the screen for a tiny bit of moisture before wiping, or use an alcohol prep pad and dry immediately after with that screen cloth.

    It may just need to have the lens cover cleaned off to function normally.
    sez who likes this.
    09-14-2014 11:51 AM
  15. tennisplayer23's Avatar
    Ok tried that and it didn't turn on when covering the bottom of the screen
    09-14-2014 03:40 PM
  16. tennisplayer23's Avatar
    Wait I think i was doing it wrong before, cause my hand was touching the screen and it wouldn't turn on. But when I just cover the bottom of the screen without any part of my hand touching the screen, it still turns on when I double tap.
    09-14-2014 03:51 PM
  17. Ed Boland's Avatar
    it's supposed to turn off when during a phone call in order for buttons on screen to not be accidentally touched :)

    and yes, 1520 is equipped with a proximity sensor so it should turn off during phone calls.
    however, one case in which the screen does not go off is if you're having your call through the headphones, or so i've noticed on my 920. i guess it is "intended", considering that if you have your handsfree connected you will not get the device next to your ear :?
    I've had mine "think" the headphones were still plugged in.. and therefore the screen didn't go off during a call.

    Sometimes a quick reboot is needed to reset the proximity sensor.
    09-14-2014 09:35 PM
  18. tennisplayer23's Avatar
    I've tried soft resetting it numerous times and it doesn't make a difference, so idk what's going on
    09-14-2014 10:33 PM
  19. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Time to go to the Nokia Care App?
    09-14-2014 11:37 PM
  20. BatteryLife's Avatar
    Wait I think i was doing it wrong before, cause my hand was touching the screen and it wouldn't turn on. But when I just cover the bottom of the screen without any part of my hand touching the screen, it still turns on when I double tap.
    If it turns on, that means your proximity sensor is not obstructed. Does it still turn off during a phone call when your hands are not blocking the sensor? If so, that is a software issue, you may consider hard resetting it or sending it to a Nokia Care centre.
    09-15-2014 11:15 AM
  21. tennisplayer23's Avatar
    No the problem is that is stays on while I'm on a phone call, and even if my hands aren't blocking the sensor it stays on. Would a hard reset work?
    09-15-2014 05:42 PM
  22. tennisplayer23's Avatar
    I also just found out that if I cover the top of the phone and I get a text the screen still stays on, whereas on my 920 it wouldn't turn on since its "in a pocket"
    09-15-2014 09:01 PM
  23. TechFreak1's Avatar
    No the problem is that is stays on while I'm on a phone call, and even if my hands aren't blocking the sensor it stays on. Would a hard reset work?
    Did you mean "even if my hands are blocking the sensor it stays on"?

    As like the other posters said it will only go off if the sensor is covered whilst in a call.

    I also just found out that if I cover the top of the phone and I get a text the screen still stays on, whereas on my 920 it wouldn't turn on since its "in a pocket"
    Well the phone is going to stay on when you get a text otherwise how would you read the toast notification? :P
    09-15-2014 11:45 PM
  24. BatteryLife's Avatar
    Oh sorry I misread, in that case, try doing that double tap thing, but now use the other hand to cover the top of the phone (without touching the screen). If it turns on (its not supposed to), that means your proximity sensor is defective. However, this might also be caused by software issue, thus a hard reset may or may not solve this problem. If you don't mind to give a go at that, that's your call. But I would personally have it checked at a Nokia Care centre.
    09-15-2014 11:50 PM
  25. 4 fun's Avatar
    Actually that's my only issue with mine and it **** me off so much..
    09-16-2014 12:00 AM
  26. tennisplayer23's Avatar
    Yes thanks for pointing that out 😃
    09-16-2014 12:23 AM
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