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iPhone 4: Glowing Red Dot Right Above Speaker?? Anyone Else see it??

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iPhone 4: Glowing Red Dot Right Above Speaker?? Anyone Else see it??

Ok so I'm just noticing this for the first time. I was wondering if this is a sign of something wrong with my phone or its something I just haven't seen before. Right above the place you place your ear, whenever I make a call, I see a red dot suddenly start glowing. It can only be seen in the dark and with "Speaker" off.

I have a feeling this is just something that came with the 4.1 iOS update which fixed the proximity sensor, but just want to be on the safe side!
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Why don't you take the picture of your iPhone screen and post here?

Press Power then Home button to take the iPhone screen picture...
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X360 wrote:
Oct 15th, 2010 8:40 pm
Why don't you take the picture of your iPhone screen and post here?

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It's not on the screen. It's right above the place you put your ear to listen to calls etc.
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isn't that the proximity sensor? not sure, but i have it too.... only happens when you make calls
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GateGuardian wrote:
Oct 15th, 2010 9:52 pm
isn't that the proximity sensor? not sure, but i have it too.... only happens when you make calls

Not sure if thats the proximity sensor, I remember on my 3Gs, there were like 3 small circles to the right of the phone call speaker which I presumed to be the proximity sensor. Also I don't believe this was there before the 4.1 update. :S
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Yeah i think your referring to the sensor. Does it only happen when you have your ear near the earpiece?
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McLaren__F1 wrote:
Oct 15th, 2010 10:43 pm
Yeah i think your referring to the sensor. Does it only happen when you have your ear near the earpiece?

Nope happens anytime you make a call as long as your not using speaker and the sensor is needed.
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Yeah, it's there, for proximity. It's purposely cut out on the Otterbox Defender case.

I have 2 iPhone4's in the family and the one I got on launch is on 4.01 and does not have the red light (or it's LED is not bright at all).
The one I got a couple of weeks ago is on 4.1 and DOES have the red light during a call.

Neither suffers from the proximity issue.
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red dot right on the centre above the earphone speaker right?
thats the proximity sensor. turns on when you make a call (non-speaker mode)
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zoolander wrote:
Oct 16th, 2010 12:32 am
Yeah, it's there, for proximity. It's purposely cut out on the Otterbox Defender case.

I have 2 iPhone4's in the family and the one I got on launch is on 4.01 and does not have the red light (or it's LED is not bright at all).
The one I got a couple of weeks ago is on 4.1 and DOES have the red light during a call.

Neither suffers from the proximity issue.
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Oct 16th, 2010 12:36 am
red dot right on the centre above the earphone speaker right?
thats the proximity sensor. turns on when you make a call (non-speaker mode)
diggler649 wrote:
Oct 16th, 2010 12:40 am
I have a red dot. Version 4.1.

Ok. So based off these comments, I'm assuming its safe to say that the 4.1 update caused the red dot which now causes the proximity sensor to function properly :)
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deal_with_singh wrote:
Oct 16th, 2010 1:33 am
Ok. So based off these comments, I'm assuming its safe to say that the 4.1 update caused the red dot which now causes the proximity sensor to function properly :)

Correct, but I would still take it in to the apple store and try to get a replacement :P
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Kakarot wrote:
Oct 16th, 2010 9:26 am
Correct, but I would still take it in to the apple store and try to get a replacement :P

But there's nothing really wrong with the phone? The battery life is amazing, barely any dropped calls etc. The only problem I'm really having with the phone, is REALLY REALLY slow data connection, rogers really needs to improve their network.

If I get it replaced, it'll be with a refurb unit, which I would just end up selling it and buying a new one as I have problems using refurbs :S (just doesn't feel right :S). So with no real reason to get it replaced, I don't think I'll do it lol :lol:
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deal_with_singh wrote:
Oct 16th, 2010 12:04 pm
But there's nothing really wrong with the phone? The battery life is amazing, barely any dropped calls etc. The only problem I'm really having with the phone, is REALLY REALLY slow data connection, rogers really needs to improve their network.

If I get it replaced, it'll be with a refurb unit, which I would just end up selling it and buying a new one as I have problems using refurbs :S (just doesn't feel right :S). So with no real reason to get it replaced, I don't think I'll do it lol :lol:
Pretty sure Kakarot was joking as he put a ":P" on the end of his quote.
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