First-ever problem with my iPhone

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    Mar 24, 2011 5:18 PM GMT
    OK, never had a problem with my iPhone 4, nor its predecessor, my 3GS, in close to 2 years of use. I did the Florida AIDS Walk last Sunday, and my partner insisted I take my iPhone along because of my health, though I was wearing gym shorts. This longer pair does have pockets, but I was concerned about my sweating. So I put the phone in a plastic ZipLock bag.

    When I reached the finish line I phoned him (he was still staffing our team's booth elsewhere in the park). But I couldn't hear anything. I finally used the speaker-phone feature and was able to hear him, though he was hearing me fine the whole time.

    It wasn't until Monday when the speaker began to work again intermittently, and with very low volume, though the setting was at max. Now it seems perfectly fine, thank gawd.

    What do you think that was? Did I disable the speaker with moisture by using the ZipLock bag, the very thing I was trying to avoid? Then it later dried on its own? I've never had anything like that happen before.

    I can't live without my iPhone. Not just a phone, it's my PDA organizer, successor to my Palm, and my iPod, all my apps, my everything. Without it I'll be back to this:

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    Mar 24, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    do you have any Bluetooth set up with your iphone?
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    Mar 25, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    There was a proximity-sensor bug in the iPhone 4's that sometimes wouldn't turn on the ear speaker. If you've been doing software updates, it should be fixed, I think. I still experienced it a couple of times in November/December.

    It sounds sort of like some problems I used to have with my 3G when switching between music and an incoming phone call while using bluetooth. The phone would shut down the bluetooth connection and I usually couldn't figure out where the sound was going before the caller hung up. (Invariably, it happened when I was moving fast on my bike and couldn't deal with the phone.)

    I have totally crashed the 4 twice, by listening to music, using MotionX turn-by-turn audio navigation, and trying to answer an incoming call.

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    Mar 25, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    charlitos saiddo you have any Bluetooth set up with your iphone?

    Yes. I could still use a Bluetooth earphone, and Apple's own earbuds, as well as the speaker phone, as I mentioned above. It was strictly limited to the earpiece speaker on the iPhone.
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    Mar 25, 2011 3:58 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidThere was a proximity-sensor bug in the iPhone 4's that sometimes wouldn't turn on the ear speaker. If you've been doing software updates, it should be fixed, I think. I still experienced it a couple of times in November/December.

    It sounds sort of like some problems I used to have with my 3G when switching between music and an incoming phone call while using bluetooth. The phone would shut down the bluetooth connection and I usually couldn't figure out where the sound was going before the caller hung up. (Invariably, it happened when I was moving fast on my bike and couldn't deal with the phone.)

    I have totally crashed the 4 twice, by listening to music, using MotionX turn-by-turn audio navigation, and trying to answer an incoming call.

    Nope, noen of that applies. The phone was put into my pocket, working fine, and wasn't touched for nearly 2 hours. Then I simply couldn't hear anything.
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    Mar 25, 2011 4:19 AM GMT
    ...not everyone's phone receives text messages from my iphone - it confuses the hell out of people all the time...