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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4.1
User ratings
1150
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

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 24, 2015
My proximity sensor was on with a dim red light. I tried everything but couldn't find the faulty app. Was starting to think it was a system prob. I deactivated the cm screen locker bc suspicious that it was that app but when I would kill it the light was still on. I ran this app messed with it and exited to home screen. Wala. Red light gone. Activated the cm locker and instantly the red light turned on. So I cleared cmLockData. Uninstalled and ran the app again. No more red light. help greatly appreciated!
A Google User
Jul 20, 2015
Does what it says
A Google User
Jul 11, 2015
Finally! Bless you developer! I had been facing issues and this app really helped me. Thanks a ton for making this relevant app!
A Google User
Jul 10, 2015
Great Helped me fix a problem with the proximity sensor on faulty phone
A Google User
Jun 26, 2015
Simple and effective Especially if you have a rough idea of where the sensor is located.
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