Some application updates do not usually go as well as expected, and this is what has happened with WhatsApp , leading many users to find out how to disable the proximity sensor in WhatsApp . The proximity sensor is the feature that makes the screen turn off when we bring the phone close to our ear, since it detects that we are using it to talk and not to navigate.
This function is specific to our phone and not to WhatsApp, so we will not be able to find any way to deactivate the proximity sensor within the WhatsApp application. To deactivate it we will have to go to the general settings section of our phone, and the procedure to do so varies depending on the model. In this article we will indicate how to do it on Samsung or Xiaomi mobiles, quite similar to the rest of the phones with small peculiarities depending on the brand.
In the event that you cannot find the option to modify the proximity sensor settings in your phone’s settings, it is likely that you are using an older version of the operating system that is beginning to go out of date .
HOW TO DISABLE THE PROXIMITY SENSOR ON A SAMSUNG MOBILE
Users looking for how to disable the proximity sensor on a Samsung mobile will have to go to ‘Settings’, search for ‘System application settings’ and access the ‘Call settings’ section. There they will locate the option ‘Incoming call settings’ and they will be able to deactivate the proximity sensor. Sometimes, for the change to be 100% effective, it is advisable to restart the device after following these steps.
HOW TO DISABLE THE PROXIMITY SENSOR ON A XIAOMI
On the other hand, the process of how to disable the proximity sensor on a Xiaomi is basically similar, as already indicated in this article from . The way to go is Settings -> Applications -> System application settings -> Call settings -> Incoming call settings -> Enable or disable the proximity sensor.
HOW TO PREVENT THE PROXIMITY SENSOR FROM ACTIVATING WITH WHATSAPP AUDIOS
The proximity sensor does not only work with calls, so you should keep in mind how to prevent the proximity sensor from activating with WhatsApp audio . When we receive a voice note, we usually hold the phone close to our ear to hear it better, but we don’t want the screen to go black for that, since the audios are usually short and we’ll want to continue using the screen shortly.
To prevent the proximity sensor from activating (or to activate), you must follow the steps mentioned above. Sometimes it can happen that there are problems with the proximity sensor in WhatsApp regardless of our settings , as seems to be the case with one of the most recent updates to the Meta app . In these cases it is more advisable to go back to a previous update.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD AN OLDER VERSION OF WHATSAPP
Waiting for WhatsApp to offer an update that corrects the errors reported by users in forums and social networks, it is interesting to discover how to download an older version of WhatsApp . To do this, we can make use of some repositories such as Uptodown or APKPure, which collect the old versions in case we find it more interesting to install them and thus avoid any performance problems.