Proximity Sensor Finder

Proximity Sensor Finder


Proximity Sensor Finder does what it says - it helps you locate the proximity sensor on your Android device. It is a very simple, purpose-built app with no flashy graphics.

Proximity Sensor Finder tells you a few things about your device:

1. Does the device have a proximity sensor?
2. Is an object in close proximity detected?
3. Does this device support actual proximity distances or just "covered" and "uncovered" sensor states?
4. For supported devices, exactly how far away is the object?
5. How long has the sensor been covered?
6. How much power is the proximity sensor consuming?

We developed Proximity Sensor Finder as an internal testing tool but it soon became apparent that there was a need in the market for just such an app, so we decided to ship it and make it free!

Internet and location permissions requested are just for ads, no other data is transmitted or received.

Recent changes:
2.1 Minor bug fix for the rare occasion that user preferences get corrupted.

2.0 Covered proximity is now configurable for devices that incorrectly report covered sensor proximity at greater than zero cm. Power consumption is reported if available. Invalid sensor maximum range is handled more smoothly.

1.1 Minor bugfix

1.0 First public release

0.9 Optimized battery usage down to the minimum

0.8 Sensor covered counter added

0.5 Initial sensor integration
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Free
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4.1
User ratings
653
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
1
File size
147 kb
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About Proximity Sensor Finder
Proximity Sensor Finder does what it says - it helps you locate the proximity sensor on your Android device. It is a very simple, purpose-built app with no flashy graphics.

Proximity Sensor Finder tells you a few things about your device:

1. Does the device have a proximity sensor?
2. Is an object in close proximity detected?
3. Does this device support actual proximity distances or just "covered" and "uncovered" sensor states?
4. For supported devices, exactly how far away is the object?
5. How long has the sensor been covered?
6. How much power is the proximity sensor consuming?

We developed Proximity Sensor Finder as an internal testing tool but it soon became apparent that there was a need in the market for just such an app, so we decided to ship it and make it free!

Internet and location permissions requested are just for ads, no other data is transmitted or received.

Recent changes:
2.1 Minor bug fix for the rare occasion that user preferences get corrupted.

2.0 Covered proximity is now configurable for devices that incorrectly report covered sensor proximity at greater than zero cm. Power consumption is reported if available. Invalid sensor maximum range is handled more smoothly.

1.1 Minor bugfix

1.0 First public release

0.9 Optimized battery usage down to the minimum

0.8 Sensor covered counter added

0.5 Initial sensor integration

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A Google User
Sep 7, 2014
Instant Answer
A Google User
Aug 20, 2014
Doesn't work on redmi note
A Google User
Aug 2, 2014
A true lifesaver I use Gravity Screen and one day waving my hand over the phone wouldn't wake it up anymore. This app, and the comments here, led me to the cause: just cleaned the dusty case protector and problem solved! This app should come with smartphones by default. Very well done.
A Google User
Jul 25, 2014
Great app Wanted to test my sensor after replacing the screen on my phone. The sensor is working great even though I covered it with tape. No idea how it functions but happy I don't have to take it apart again :)
A Google User
Jul 21, 2014
Did what I needed it to Helped me confirm that my prox sensor was registering improperly and thus also helped me solve my black screen problem.