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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable Auto Screen Off During Calls in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

During calls, you can set your phone to turn off the screen automatically to avoid your face/ear from accidentally touching something in the screen as well as to help you conserve more battery. You can do so by enabling the proximity sensor during calls so that the screen will be turned off if the sensor detects the presence of nearby objects or if there's an object near the screen such as the user's ear during calls. The proximity sensor is located between the earpiece and the front-facing camera at the top of the phone.


How to enable auto screen off during calls?
There are two different methods that can be used to access the option to set your phone to turn off the screen during calls: from the Phone app settings and from the general settings menu.


Method #1: From the Phone app settings
You can turn on the proximity sensor during calls from the Phone app settings by using the following steps:
  1. Open Phone app.
  2. Tap the Menu key and then select Call settings.
  3. Check the box next to Turn off screen during calls to enable it.
  4. The auto screen off during calls feature has been enabled.


Method #2: From the settings menu
You can turn on the proximity sensor during calls from the general settings menu by using the following steps:
  1. On home screen, tap the Menu key and then select Settings to go to the general settings menu.
  2. Tap My device tab.
  3. Tap Call.
  4. Check the box next to Turn off screen during calls to enable it.
  5. The auto screen off during calls feature has been enabled.

Comments

  1. Hi., I have a Galaxy S4 with android 5.0.1.

    I've just bought a new cover which has a book style fold over flap to cover & protect the screen. It connects with the proximity sensor to turn off the screen when you close it, which is handy but:
    When I re-open the screen comes right back on and active whereas if I've turned the screen off manually with the power button, as I used to before buying the new cover, and then manually turn it on again I'd get the screen lit up but not active until I'd also given it a swipe. This isn't really a problem but it makes me wonder whether I'm leaving the phone inea state that uses more battery by just letting the cover & proximity sensor turn off the screen, rather than using the power button to blank the screen (not turn off altogether, I know that's different!)

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