How to disable the approximation sensor on the phone android

Almost all modern Android smartphones are equipped with an approximation sensor. With it, the device determines how close to the screen is one or another item.

Most often, the approximation sensor (or Proximity Sensor) is installed in one area with the lens with the front camera and the speaker. Therefore, if during a telephone conversation, bring the smartphone to the ear during a telephone conversation, then it will send the corresponding signal to the processor and blocks the screen by protecting it from random clicks.

If the sensor stopped working normally or you do not need it, then then we will tell you how to disable the approximation sensor on android.

How to disable the approximation sensor through the settings

On some Android devices, the approximation sensor is turned off through the standard settings menu. Depending on the version of the operating system, this option may be hidden in different menus. Procedure:

Step 1. Go to "Settings" and here find item "System applications".

Step 2. Press the line "Calls" and select "Incoming Calls".

Step 3. Locate the line "Sensor of the approximation" and move the slider to "off".

Depending on the manufacturer of the smartphone and the version of the operating system used, the names of some menus and options may differ.

How to disable the approximation sensor via Sensor Disabler

If there is no system settings in the system settings, then on the phone with Android you can try to disable Sensor using third-party application. In this manual, we will use Sensor Disabler. Procedure:

Step 1. Run the Play Market and download the Sensor Disabler phone. Wait until the installation is completed and click on the button to start working with the application.

Step 2. Call the menu "Settings". To do this, make the swipe right or click on the icon in the form of three strips (in the upper left corner). In the menu that opens, click on "Proximity".

Step 3. Select "Remove Sensor" to disable the approximation sensor ( "DO NOTHING" - Leave the default values, "Mock Sensor Values" - calibrate the values ​​manually) and Click on the icon "Save" in the lower right corner.

The changes will enter into force immediately. With Sensor Disabler, you can also return the default values ​​at any time. To do this, in the settings "Proximity", you should select "DO NOTHING".

How to calibrate the approximation sensor

If the approximation sensor stopped working normally (for example, it does not work when approaching or arbitrarily blocks the screen while listening to voice messages), then it can be calibrated. To do this, you will have to use the third-party application.

In this manual, we will use the utility "Reset Repair Sensor" from Mobile Direction. This is a free application with which you can configure the approximation sensor on Android. Procedure:

Step 1. Launch the market on the PLAY phone and find the search string "Reset Repair Sensor".

Step 2. Click on the green button "Set" and wait for the installation. After that, tap "Open" to start working with the utility.

Step 3. On the main screen, press the large button "FIX IT".

Step 4. Calibration instructions will appear. Follow the tips on the screen to configure the sensor.

Step 5. At the end, press the icon in the form of a check mark to confirm and save the new calibration settings, and then tap "OK".

Restart the device so that the changes take into force. If the sensor never managed to configure after the actions described above, it is most likely the problem is hardware and the device needs to be repaired.