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Apple’s iPhone brand has bee around for few years now. The first iPhone was not so fast, but stylish and easy to use and reached great popularity. It had some problems though – as the non existing multitasking, and no 3G connections available. Then in its successors some glitches were fixed, some almost fixed, connectivity options (3G)was added and faster processors, more RAM and storage space were put in the device to allow for HD playback and better overall experience. Then came the eagerly awaited by the fans iPhone 4, with totally reworked OS – iOS4, and many other options that made really a wonderful device to buy. And people did – 1.7 million were sold during the first weekend of the existence of the phone.
As you may have already heard, a serious problem emerged with the antennae of iPhone 4, which lead to complete loss of signal and termination of call in progress. Apple representatives were neither quick, nor helpful for the users in this case, but finally admitted that the problem was caused by hardware failure, and only one workaround exists (using a hard casing will allow normal operation – go get one for free now ), but no repair can be done as it is caused by a design flaw.
People were amazed by such serious problem, but accepted it. Until now, when another problem emerged – while in the middle of a call, it suddenly interrupts, and you are left wondering what had just happened.
What is the problem? How to fight with it if you are a beginner?
The problem is connected with the proximity sensor this time. It is little sensor embedded near the ear position, and its purpose is to check whether you have picked the device up to you rear and stop the touch sensitive screen input, so no commands can be entered by accidental touch, until you are talking.
It seems that the programming logic of the device has some glitches, and as the time passes, the calibration becomes more and more off limits, leading to abnormal work of the sensor – it simply doesn’t stop the touch screen any more, and you easily hang up with you ear.
A simple enough fix offered by Apple care center is to launch “Settings”, go to “General > Reset”, and tap “All Settings.” (Warning: Do not tap “Erase All Content and Settings.”) Another approach proven successful with some users is to reset only network settings (“Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings”). Other people had success with either simple enough hard reboot. Other more advanced repairment methods exist, but they are for pretty advanced users only.
Whatever approach you choose, the fact that it works for most people, means that the problem is not in the hardware or the design of the proximity sensor, but it is software failure. This gives iPhone 4 users hope that the glitch will be fixed in one of the next releases of the still rather new iOS 4