A compass is a navigational instrument that indicates the direction to the magnetic poles. It's one of the sensors present in most Android devices.

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compass in Google Maps stopped working (Xperia V CM 12.1)

In the Google Maps app the compass of my Xperia V (model identifier: LT25i | codename: Tsubasa) doesn't work properly anymore (only 180 degree flips). To be more precise the compass already stopped ...
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apps fail to access orientation & magnetic sensors

I've just started using a Doogee Nova Y100X Android-based phone (it's android 5.0). It seems that my apps can only access some of the phone's sensors: accelerometer seems to work, proximity and ...
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How can I calibrate the compass on my phone?

Google Maps sometimes asks me to calibrate my compass. Last time it did so, I was in a rush and didn't bother to, and now the compass does seem a bit off. I tried to find a "calibrate compass" ...
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Compass only working in GPS status app, not in any other apps

On my Nexus 5 (Android 6.0) the compass is working fine in the well known GPS Status & Toolbox app, but not in any other app like Google Sky Map. To debug the problem, I installed a dedicated ...
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Compass feature in all Android phones? [closed]

Is there a compass sensor or a software emulating a compass in each Android smartphone? Or maybe is there a solution for it problem starting from Android 4.0 ICS?
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How does compass calibration work?

I am wondering how compass calibration works / why e.g. drawing an 8 or rotating the phone to all 3 axis works (or at least shall work) - I mean I would understand the calibration process, if an ...
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Are the reference frame for Android and iOS different?

I am currently trying to get an accurate estimate of trueHeading for Android as asked here. I also tried to use TYPE_ROTATION_VECTOR which outputs a 4D Quaternion and converted these Quaternions to ...
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How to calibrate magnetic sensors using Cyanogenmod?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini with Cyanogenmod (11) and want to calibrate the compass / magnetic sensors. With the stock rom this was possible by "dialing" *#0*#. This is however not ...
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How do I get my GPS working in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?

Recently I've been having all sorts of troubles with audio and GPS and the compass... I tried different ROMs, different kernels, different patches. The short story is that after a long time spent ...
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How does an android compass application work?

I recently installed a Compass app on my phone (it's a HTC Wildfire S if it matters) and I'm curious as how it works. Found some answers online that the phone's hardware has a digital compass in it, ...
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HTC explorer A310e - does it have magnetic sensor?

I want to use any compass app to my HTC explorer A310e model. But i am not sure whether it will work or not? Is it something related to hardware support to have magnetic sensor? And is there any way ...
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Magnetic compass correction

After updating to Android 4.4.3 the magnetic compass deviates by 90 degrees. This is more than a lttle bit and recalibrating did not help. Q1: Is this a common problem? Q2: Is there a fix or ...
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How can I get my compass pointing the right direction?

On my Samsung Galaxy S2 running ICS 4.0.4, my compass is off by 90 degrees. It shows west in the north position. I had a similar compass problem before, and had solved it by applying this patch. ...
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Nexus 7: Compass drifts over time

When I use apps like Google Maps on my Nexus 7, I find that the compass drifts, with the indicated direction rotating counterclockwise over time (from north to west to south to east). As a result, I ...
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Shaky, drifting compass an inevitability on Samsung Nexus S?

I bought a Nexus S off eBay and found that the compass direction wanders even with the device laying still. Likewise, the display in Google Sky shakes around even with the resting on a stable surface, ...
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Compass north and south are reversed on my Samsung Galaxy 2

Since upgrading my phone to ICS, my compass is reversed, with the north end pointing south. I have tried waving the phone in a figure 8 pattern and flipping it over on all axis. What can I do to get ...