Questions tagged [magnetometer]

A magnetometer is a measuring instrument used to measure the strength and, in some cases, the direction of magnetic fields.

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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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Why doesn't Android compass react to magnet?

I downloaded Compass program for Android and tried to bring strong magnet close to it. The pointed remained stable, as if there was no magnet nearby. Here is the video proof on YouTube. I have ...
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Why does Huawei Honor 6 show something other on screen when I put a magnet on it?

Normal mode: Magnet mode: This pops up regardless of lock screen status. If I add and remove the magnet while unlocked, it does not get locked. There is also third screen with music controls when ...
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Accelerometer on Moto G is bad from factory?

I got a Motorola Moto G a few weeks ago and unfortunately it came with what I suspect is a failing accelerometer. I say that because when I open any level (bubble) application it reads random numbers ...
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What information is available to an app from the magnetometer?

I would like to know what other functionality is provided by the magnetometer inside android devices besides allowing applications to display a compass. Can an app do anything else with it besides ...