WhatsApp: Here’s how to disable the app’s proximity sensor

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Typically, cell phones have a presence or face sensor that allows the device’s screen to remain lit. So, after a few seconds or minutes without detecting any action, the screen automatically goes blank.

The tool can also be found on the instant messaging platform, WhatsApp, However, it is possible that this feature comes in the way of the user when they want to play a long audio or video.

However, it is worth mentioning that it is possible to disable Messenger’s proximity sensor option. See how below:

on android

  1. In the application tab of the device, go to “Settings”;
  2. Tap on the Accessibility section and then click on “TalkBack”;
  3. On the Select button, tap to disable the feature,

on iOS

  1. in the Settings area of ​​your device;
  2. Enter switch control options;
  3. If it is enabled then disable the selection switch.

Ready! Now your presence sensor has been deactivated and you will be able to use WhatsApp without worrying about the screen turning off. However, it is important to note that this feature can be very useful for saving cell phone battery.

application will stop working on some devices

Some cell phones stop operating their days are numbered. WhatsApp, Millions of people will surely be without access to the app if they don’t change their device. It turns out that these cell phones will have incompatible operating systems (Android and iOS) with Messenger.

“Like other technology companies, every year, we analyze which are the oldest devices and software, which have the fewest users, that will no longer be compatible with them. WhatsApp, It is possible that these devices may not include the latest security updates or may not include the functionality required for WhatsApp to operate.

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List of devices on which WhatsApp will soon stop working

WhatsApp will stop working on devices from April 30. In general, users of devices with Donut 1.6, Eclair 2.0, Froyo 2.2, Android Apple Pie, Gingerbread 2.3, Honeycomb 3.0, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, Banana Bread, Cupcake 1.5 or Donut 1.6 will be without access to Messenger.

See below a list of cell phone models in which Messenger will be deactivated:

  • Apple iPhone 6S;
  • Apple iPhone 6S Plus;
  • Apple iPhone SE;
  • Archos 53 Platinum;
  • Caterpillar Cat B15;
  • Faea F1;
  • HTC Desire 500;
  • Huawei Ascend D2;
  • Huawei Ascend G740;
  • Huawei Ascend Mate;
  • Lenovo A820;
  • LG Act;
  • LG Lucid 2;
  • LG Optimus F3;
  • LG Optimus F3Q;
  • LG Optimus F5;
  • LG Optimus F6;
  • LG Optimus F7;
  • LG Optimus L2 II;
  • LG Optimus L3 II;
  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual;
  • LG Optimus L4 II;
  • LG Optimus L4 II Dual;
  • LG Optimus L5 II;
  • LG Optimus L5 II Dual;
  • LG Optimus L7 II;
  • LG Optimus L7 II Dual;
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2;
  • Samsung Galaxy Core;
  • Samsung Galaxy s3 Mini;
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II;
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite;
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2;
  • Sony Xperia M;
  • THL W8;
  • Vico Sync Five;
  • Vico Darknight;
  • ZTE Grand Memo;
  • ZTE Grand S Flex;
  • ZTE Grand X Quad v987;
  • ZTE V956 – UMI X2.

It is worth noting that in Brazil alone, about 120 million people use WhatsApp. That is, the effect of the update will be on many people.

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About the author: Raven Weber

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