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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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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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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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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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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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Pokemon Go without compass?

I'm planning to get a new android smartphone and have eyes on the Moto G4 Plus. I took a look at the specifications and noticed that there is no compass sensor. I would like to play Pokemon Go but the ...
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Is it possible to reset the compass calibration to factory settings?

My Samsung Galaxy S6 indicates constantly the wrong direction in Maps, compass apps, etc. as it shows the North always towards the left side of the phone. (This might be a long-term effect of the ...
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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 ...