Questions tagged [compass]

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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Google Maps shows constantly rotating direction despite other compass apps working correctly

Google Maps reports rotating direction (0.5 rotations / minute) with stationary phone. The compass is calibrated and works correctly in compass-specific apps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Is there a way to re-calibrate the compass on my Android Galaxy s6, with verizon as my carrier?

I need to re-calibrate the compass on the my Android Galaxy Edge 6s. I read that I must first go to the secret menu, which can be accessed through the code #0# being typed into the dial pad of the ...
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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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How Does Google Maps Detect Compass Accuracy?

Modern versions of Google Maps display a cone of various widths for the compass, depending on how accurate/in need of calibration the compass is. Given that the compass is simply a magnetometer and ...
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Is there a way to install a Magnetometer or Compass Sensor in a phone?

I found out a little too late that my new phone (Motorola Moto G4) does not have a compass sensor in it. I love this phone otherwise, but I have apps that I use quite a bit that require a compass. ...
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Calibrate accelerometer?

I'm developing an app that is supposed to measure vertical accelerations, and in the process I've discovered that the accelerometer seems to be uncalibrated. When the phone is lying perfectly ...
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Where is the compass chip on the Nexus 6p?

I just replace the screen+lcd on my nexus 6p and the compass stopped working (this is not just a calibration issue, it looks like the compass chip is dead). I think that I might have damaged the ...
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Re-Calibrate Android Compass

I have a Nexus 5X and was a bit in a hurry when I followed the setup steps. There was also a calibrate compass wizard, which I somehow skipped because I wanted to do this later. However, I've not ...
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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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How to fix a compass that is turning in opposite direction?

I am having an issue with my GS4 's compass. It turns in the opposite direction, i.e., if I turn right, it turns right with me when actually it should turn left w.r.t the screen. I tried calibrating ...
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Huawei P7 Ascend Lollipop Compass pointing only North or South, even after calibrating. How to fix?

As it says in the title, my Huawei P7 Ascend running the latest firmware for it (Android 5.1.1) has something strange going on with the compass for the last year or so. I have already attempted ...