I have read a ton of posts about this problem, but I have yet to see the actual solution.
The Problem: I call voicemail (for example) and when I need to enter my password, the screen disappears. I then unlock the screen and get back to the keypad and it happens again. This continues to the point where you want to hurl the phone across the room!
I keep hearing that this is a "proximity sensor" issue; but can't say for sure.
I often find myself on calls where I need to enter a lot of data and the screen just keeps locking (I'm assuming this is a, "Feature" to prevent your face from pushing buttons during a normal call).
Is there a way to "Force" the proximity sensor off during certain situations? Or to "force" the keypad to stay active until I physically push something to tell it to go away?
One would think that the Gyroscope would understand that when the phone is being held at a certain angle AND when you have pushed the "Keypad" button requesting use of the keypad, the proximity sensor would not turn the keypad off; but alas, the phone doesn't seem to be working that way.
There are other numbers that I call for work where I need to enter a great deal of data. (Voice systems with keypad recognition). Having the phone shutting off the keypad when I really need it is not only annoying; but to the point where it is impacting my job and frankly, I'd need to get rid of the phone versus working like this. It would be like your BlackBerry just deciding that after each button you pushed, it was going to turn off the keypad and when you typed your unlock password again, the problem re-occurs after entering 1 more character, only to have the problem repeat again!
Annoying? You have no idea! And let's face it... if it happened like this with a BlackBerry, nobody would own them would they?
Ideas? Thoughts? Things to try?
Thanks for your help everyone!