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
83
4.2
User ratings
573
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
4 days ago
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.
A Google User
Jul 14, 2014
Excellent..!
A Google User
Jul 12, 2014
Works! Did exactly what it's supposed to.
A Google User
Jul 10, 2014
Very nice app to find proximity sensor....thanks.
A Google User
Jun 15, 2014
Great work! I had suspicions that something was blocking or messing around with the proximity sensor on my S4. Used this app to confirm my suspicions. Does as it should and does a great job.