1. turbodave38's Avatar
    Why would my compass no longer work properly? Not pointing any where near north.

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    09-01-2015 05:25 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Case on the phone with a magnet in it? In a building with metal, lots of electrical noise, or and area of RF interference?
    09-01-2015 05:32 PM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Have you calibrated it in a while (ever)?
    09-01-2015 06:39 PM
  4. turbodave38's Avatar
    Case on the phone with a magnet in it? In a building with metal, lots of electrical noise, or and area of RF interference?
    Nothing has changed as far as all that.


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    09-01-2015 07:15 PM
  5. turbodave38's Avatar
    Have you calibrated it in a while (ever)?
    It has me calibrate it at almost every start up (rolling the ball around the circle).


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    09-01-2015 07:17 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It has me calibrate it at almost every start up (rolling the ball around the circle).


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    Do you have compass calibration toggled on in system services located in location services?
    09-01-2015 08:23 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It has me calibrate it at almost every start up (rolling the ball around the circle).


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    You gotta turn off calibration after you've calibrated it...that could be causing an issue for you.
    09-01-2015 08:38 PM
  8. turbodave38's Avatar
    Do you have compass calibration toggled on in system services located in location services?
    The only thing in location services is to set location on or off or use while in app. There's no calibration stuff there.


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    09-02-2015 05:57 AM
  9. turbodave38's Avatar
    You gotta turn off calibration after you've calibrated it...that could be causing an issue for you.
    How?


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    09-02-2015 05:58 AM
  10. iEd's Avatar
    The only thing in location services is to set location on or off or use while in app. There's no calibration stuff there.


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    Go to Settings>Privacy>Location Services. Then scroll to the bottom to System Services there you will find Compass Calibration toggle.


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    09-02-2015 06:42 AM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The only thing in location services is to set location on or off or use while in app. There's no calibration stuff there.


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    Yes there is. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > scroll down to System Services > Toggle Compass Calibration on.
    09-02-2015 07:42 AM
  12. turbodave38's Avatar
    Go to Settings>Privacy>Location Services. Then scroll to the bottom to System Services there you will find Compass Calibration toggle.


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    Thanks, but all that did was freeze the compass. This sucks. My sky chart relies on the compass working. Now neither are correct.


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    09-02-2015 07:46 AM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If you're going to use the iPhone compass for navigation, just use true north. Go to Settings > Compass > Toggle "True North" on. This is more accurate than magnetic north.
    09-02-2015 08:03 AM
  14. turbodave38's Avatar
    It appears that I have my compass working now. Spent a couple hours on the apple care chat and they walked me through how to do a backup and restore in iTunes.


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    09-02-2015 11:37 AM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It appears that I have my compass working now. Spent a couple hours on the apple care chat and they walked me through how to do a backup and restore in iTunes.


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    What do you use the compass for?
    09-02-2015 06:02 PM
  16. turbodave38's Avatar
    It's needed for my sky view app.


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    09-02-2015 07:34 PM
  17. jdhooghe's Avatar
    It appears that I have my compass working now. Spent a couple hours on the apple care chat and they walked me through how to do a backup and restore in iTunes.


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    A good firmware reload always works :P I'm glad you got it running
    09-03-2015 02:03 AM
  18. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It's needed for my sky view app.


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    The Sky View only uses magnetic north? Or would true north work if it's toggled on?
    09-03-2015 09:34 AM
  19. turbodave38's Avatar
    The Sky View only uses magnetic north? Or would true north work if it's toggled on?
    True north works


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    09-03-2015 11:12 AM

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