Question Any software solution to proximity sensor failure on calls?

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mocmocmoc

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Jan 24, 2011
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Xiaomi Poco F3
Just pulled this out of a drawer and damn.. my case was preventing it EVER firing..

Its still janky but at least there is some sensing..
I drilled bigger holes on my phone case and holding it properly (when making phone calls the top must be obstructed, when on video call the top must not be obstructed). Been working fine since without a problem. I don't think any ammount of workaround can really fix the physical placement of the sensor.

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Any link to this workaround without bothering him ?
Here. It auto toggle p-sensor and screen off during calls
 
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Phat Phreddy

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I drilled bigger holes on my phone case and holding it properly (when making phone calls the top must be obstructed, when on video call the top must not be obstructed). Been working fine since without a problem. I don't think any ammount of workaround can really fix the physical placement of the sensor.

JHsugZ4.jpg

vs2mOw7.png


Or you can try Varun000009's workaround which simply auto toggle p-sensor and screen off during calls

agree... and having used it all day its the best I have ever had it working.. I can perhaps live with it.. I had 2 different cases and both make it work poorly including the bundled clear case.. With it naked its not perfect but its not unusable either. Previously I just couldnt deal, pocket wake ups too (until I enforced a set of lock screen rules).

What is the best firmware (and where can I see what FW its running) ?? for this issue..
 

Phat Phreddy

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I see aosp_alioth-userdebug 11 RQ3A.211001.001 1633854352 release_keys

Not sure how that relates to 1.2.5.4.0 etc
 

byrnnwildfr

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Hello,


Before buying the Poco F3 I've never had a phone with this system without a proximity sensor, and the truth is that after using the phone for two weeks I'm sick of it. I'm even thinking of selling the phone.

Due to the fact that the problem is related to the lack of appropriate hardware, I think that a possible solution for phone calls could be that the screen would automatically lock when answering calls, and then to manipulate the screen again it would be necessary to unlock a via a slider, pattern, fingerprint, or facial recognition.

Do you know any solution or calling app that allows to do something about this? Root wouldn't be a problem.


Thank you.
I also face same issue. But i get rid of this issue by doing hard reset of my mobile. But their is again happening and then one of my friend told me that it is possible due to root of your mobile then i download the software and manually downgrade my software and it is fixed now.
 

cuongz104

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There's a potential fix that was posted on reddit few weeks ago. The solution is open the default miui Compass app -> recalibrate -> lock that app -> set to autostart.
I have tried it, but since I don't call much, I haven't known if it's really work or not. But seem like, it does improve a little bit?

Here's the link to the reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/PocoPhones/comments/tvlmlg
You guys can try and share the result :)
 

fbirraque

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There's a potential fix that was posted on reddit few weeks ago. The solution is open the default miui Compass app -> recalibrate -> lock that app -> set to autostart.
I have tried it, but since I don't call much, I haven't known if it's really work or not. But seem like, it does improve a little bit?

Here's the link to the reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/PocoPhones/comments/tvlmlg
You guys can try and share the result :)
The Compass App (Magnetic Sensor) is even worst and less precise then Virtual Proximity Sensor. But calibrating it every day I didn't notice the Call Screen issue anymore.
 

ineedroot69

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The Compass App (Magnetic Sensor) is even worst and less precise then Virtual Proximity Sensor. But calibrating it every day I didn't notice the Call Screen issue anymore.
This is so true i'm looking for alternative for Google Camera and i read somewhere here in XDA i can use OpenCamera .. so i installed OpenCamera and in setting there is calibrate so i clicked it but it f*cked up my stock camera app accelerometer and proximity sensor app even if i uninstall OpenCamera already my stock camera app accelerometer and proximity sensor app is still f*cked up so i just did Compass App calibrate and restarted the phone and issue is gone
 

pegasoc

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There's a potential fix that was posted on reddit few weeks ago. The solution is open the default miui Compass app -> recalibrate -> lock that app -> set to autostart.
I have tried it, but since I don't call much, I haven't known if it's really work or not. But seem like, it does improve a little bit?

Here's the link to the reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/PocoPhones/comments/tvlmlg
You guys can try and share the result :)
Hello,
I use the Xiaomi.eu 12.5.14 in Italian and can't find the Compass app. Can it have another name?
 

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    Hello,


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    Due to the fact that the problem is related to the lack of appropriate hardware, I think that a possible solution for phone calls could be that the screen would automatically lock when answering calls, and then to manipulate the screen again it would be necessary to unlock a via a slider, pattern, fingerprint, or facial recognition.

    Do you know any solution or calling app that allows to do something about this? Root wouldn't be a problem.


    Thank you.
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