1. sandycrane's Avatar
    Hi. Can someone check if the built in magnets in the iPhone 12 have a negative effect on the internal compass accuracy or calibration. Thanks.
    10-29-2020 08:18 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hopefully those who have the iphone 12 will respond soon.
    10-29-2020 10:22 AM
  3. Wotchered's Avatar
    Very interesting.....
    10-30-2020 05:58 PM
  4. A_M_W's Avatar
    My compass app seems to be working fine on my 12 pro. No calibration required when I first opened the app just opened straight into the compass.
    sandycrane, nr2d and aximtreo like this.
    10-30-2020 07:04 PM
  5. mogelijk's Avatar
    My compass appears to be fine on a 12 Pro, started right up, turned smoothly -- no issues at all.
    sandycrane and nr2d like this.
    10-30-2020 10:37 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Hi. Can someone check if the built in magnets in the iPhone 12 have a negative effect on the internal compass accuracy or calibration. Thanks.
    Are you having issues?
    10-30-2020 11:09 PM
  7. sandycrane's Avatar
    Are you having issues?
    No, I am in the midst of deciding whether to upgrade my old SE (who's idea was that to give two entirely different phones the same name?) to a Mini. I rely on my iPhone's compass a lot and am wondering how good the 12"s sensor is in adjusting to a strong internal magnetic field. There are things I like about the Mini and things I don't and things that are not yet clear so I'm trying to nail things down. My two biggest concerns right now are about pissing away so much valuable screen space on the notch and the itsy-bitsy battery.
    Last edited by sandycrane; 10-31-2020 at 10:10 AM.
    10-31-2020 10:00 AM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    No, I am in the midst of deciding whether to upgrade my old SE (who's idea was that to give two entirely different phones the same name?) to a Mini. I rely on my iPhone's compass a lot and am wondering how good the 12"s sensor is in adjusting to a strong internal magnetic field. There are things I like about the Mini and things I don't and things that are not yet clear so I'm trying to nail things down. My two biggest concerns right now are about pissing away so much valuable screen space on the notch and the itsy-bitsy battery.
    OK. No one seems to be having problems.
    10-31-2020 04:14 PM
  9. calebt's Avatar
    Works fine on my 12 pro.
    10-31-2020 08:11 PM
  10. nr2d's Avatar
    I'm glad someone asked this question. It's even better that those who have an iPhone 12 (PRO) have stated the compass is not affected by the MAGSAFE magnets.
    11-07-2020 10:22 AM

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