Proximity Sensor On / Off - Samsung

Caution Cases, covers and improperly installed screen protectors may interfere with proximity sensor function.

Note Notes:

  • The proximity sensor detects when a user is holding the phone near their face during a call and turns off the display to prevent keypad presses and battery consumption from the display.
  • The proximity/light sensor is located to the right of the earpiece.
  • If your device isn't listed below, your proximity sensor automatically adjusts:
    • Samsung Galaxy Note® II
    • Samsung Galaxy Note® 3
    • Samsung Galaxy S® III
    • Samsung Galaxy S® III Mini
    • Samsung Galaxy S® 4
    • Samsung Galaxy S® 4 Mini


  1. From a Home screen, tap Phone (lower-left).
  2. Tap Menu Menu icon.
  3. Tap Call settings or Settings.
    Note If needed, tap Call on the settings page.
  4. Tap Turn off screen during calls to enable or disable.
    Note Enabled when a check mark is present.