I have an Android mobile which seems to be of Samsung, or at least a clone thereof. I got it for my wife as a present, so I don't really know which one. Under the battery pack it says "Model: 19502"

when I look through the menus there are absolutely no identifications as to which it is and the settings only allow rather high level stuff, like setting background images, and similar, but nothing system relevant.

When I play games I noticed that the tilt is not correct, so I installed "App Sensor Box" which allows me to test the sensors. It shows a board with a ball on it, and I can see that the ball rolls off when I keep it balanced. Unfortunately this app doesn't allow me to calibrate it, so I wanted to know if such an app exists, or what I can do to calibrate it, because there are not setting to trigger this. The apps I found on Play Store all seem to just read, but don't change it.


2 Answers 2


It's a tough one to answer, as I'm not sure what version of Android you are running, and you have stated it may be a clone.

Method 1:

Open "Settings"

Find "Motion" and tap on it

Scroll down the menu and tap on "Sensitivity Setting"

Open "Gyroscope calibration"

Place device on a level surface and tap Calibrate

Method 2:

Download 'G-Sensor' from the Samsung Apps store pre-installed on your device. Here is a weblink.

Method 3:

Download Bubble Level from the Google Play store, this has a calibration option also.

  • There are no settings as far as I can see, which is very annoying. I try the other suggestions and report back then. Thanks!
    – Devolus
    Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 9:27
  • I didn't think there would be settings, that seems to have disappeared on newer versions of Android. Don't forget to put the phone on something perfectly level before calibrating. If none of the above work, I'll see what else I can dig up!
    – RossC
    Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 9:28
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    Thanks! That worked perfectly with that Bubble Level App. Exactly what I was looking for. :)
    – Devolus
    Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 9:38
  • For German Users, you should look for "Wasserwaage" in the Play Store.
    – Devolus
    Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 9:38
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    I don't know about method 1 (never owned an Android device with a calibration setting menu, and I got quite a number of them...), but method 2 and method 3 are bound not to work. Unless they are leveraging some root-access feature, there's no single functionality in the Android api that allow to calibrate the sensors (and all apps claiming otherwise are fads)
    – R1ck77
    Commented Apr 26, 2015 at 12:22

Referring to the first answer ...

Method 1 - There is no calibration setting on my Samsung Galaxy S5.

Method 2 - Search the Google Play Store for "Accelerometer Calibration Free" for a specific calibration app, the link in the older answer is dead.

Method 3 - "Bubble Level" works fine and coped with portrait and landscape orientation OK and has a simple calibration option

Additional Method 4 - Search for "Just a Compass" on the Google Play Store for a very detailed compass with a calibration option

Additional Method 5 - Use the calibration option in Google Maps.

Open the Google Maps app, wait for the blue device location icon to show. Tap the location icon to bring up more information about your location. At the bottom there is the “Calibrate Compass” button.

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