Interference while using compass in Google Maps

rviphone

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When using compass in google maps on 3GS, I am getting a message something like this:

"Interference caused. please move the phone in 8 mode to get rid of it"

Anyone else getting it?
 

OmariJames

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Yeah. I'm not sure how to get rid of it but i was in a limo yesterday and it figure out what direction I was facing.

I wasn't going to sit there waving my iPhone around like a douche so i left it. I think the compass works off signals like GPS because GPS won't work if there isn't a clear signal.
 

chobbs1

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Yep!!! Even in my car!! But I do the figure 8 thingy and it usually works. I feel silly waving my phone around. But as I just said. It usually works.
 

Stone#IM

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The issue is that any type of magnetic interference will mess with the iPhone's compass. I had this issue in my Nissan Armada which has a magnetic compass. Basically don't try to calibrate the compass in a car or anywhere near a strong magnetic source. Just give it a few minutes and it will work itself out. I don't have 10 posts yet, but here is the support entry on the issue:

h t tp://support.apple.com/kb/TS2767
 

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