Oh, yes, thank you, that code does indeed work. The first three times I ran it I got unblock value too high. Fourth time it actually worked. I will have to evaluate the performance during phone calls.
I’ll be back.
Edit: After testing the sensor briefly with a sensor reading app, it does seem much more responsive and accurate then pre-calibration, all tough there was quite a while ago I checked sensors readings prior to calibration. It seems promising anyway. As I said, I’ll get back to you when I tested it in some phone calls.
Just for info:;
I got this problem and before to recalibrate the sensor, I followed the official topic
First try to clean the sensor from dirt ! It can be deceptive, so clean it to the full
It worked for me after hard try cleaning.
The app Sensors was really help full
Good luck if you see this !
I have now done a few calls since I calibrated the sensor and it is much better! While it will still occasionally not turn off the screen when I put my ear to the phone, it works most of the time. I would however prefer if the sensor was disabled all together and something like the functionality of Call Screen Lock was default. Then you wouldn’t have to worry about putting the phone to your ear the right way or a certain distance.
Whenever I receive a call or call someone, my screen just stay locked whatever the position of the phone is. I pressed the lock button, tried to orientate my phone in some ways, but it just keeps on being locked. It’s annoying when I want to end a call or when I want to activate the speakers…
Hi, after calibrating the “black screen issue” has been resolved. Yeah!!
Now I have the problem that I (almost) can’t reach the letter “q” and the number “1” on the keyboard anymore. It almost always highlights the letter “w” / number “2”. I am pretty sure that it started after the calibration as I didn’t notice it before. Anyone else having this issue?
I don’t recall anyone mentioning that it occurs after the calibration, but it isn’t the first time someone’s mentioned parts of the screen not responding - there’s more here:
Unless I missed something, the TL;DR version is: sometimes re-assembling the screen (detaching and then reattaching the screen module, that is) solves the issue, in some cases the screen needs to be replaced (usually under warranty; contact Fairphone support for that).
Me too: I had to try the recalibration a few times because of too high or low block or unblock values, but after it succeeded I can confirm that the proximity sensor now works as expected. Except that the distance threshold is now more like two or three cm. But as long as I don’t hold the upper left corner of the phone too far away from my ear during a call I think I should be fine. Thank you to the FP dev team!
Thanks @Johannes - sounds exactly like what I experience now. Reassembling didn’t help - and as I am in Australia, I am not sure I want to be without my phone, calendar, reminders, etc. for several weeks
One question in the context of this post: I recalibrated, but now the app doesn’t start anymore. I wanted to do it again to check if it could have anything to do with the new issue. When I type in the last star of the calibration app’s starter code from above, the dial input field goes blank and nothing happens. I also tried force stopping the app before running the code again. Nothing. Waited for several minutes. Any other way to start it?
It seems like the calibration tool included in 1.6.2. fixes the issue, I did a couple of tests (normal and VOIP calls) and the screen goes dark when putting the phone next to the ear and it reactivates when moving the phone away from it.
I have a FP2 and have had a similar problem almost since I got it 5 months ago: when I make or receive a call, the screen goes black and there is no way I can unlock it. This translates into the call going on until the other person hangs off, but if I get the voicemail for instance, I need to REMOVE THE BATTERY as only way to finish the call. Because the screen is locked I can’t activate the loudspeaker during the call or just use the keypad for selecting options.
Same with WhatsApp calls and audio messages.
It’s really frustrating not to be able to use a phone as an actual phone.
I’d appreciate some light on this.
Thanks in advance.
This issue has been the bane of my life for a month or so… so many unprofessional work calls, unable to access my calendar on my phone to make an appointment while I’m on the phone, lots of fumbling around to take the battery out at the end, talking to myself on voicemail messages about how frustrating it is… but I just tried the proximity sensor calibration and it seems to have worked on a test call I just did. So, fingers crossed!