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troop231
Sep 23, 2013, 01:40 PM
Sorry if this thread has been posted, but is it normal to have to calibrate the compass every time you open the app? This seems crazy and annoying to me. I just wanted to see if I wasn't alone here.

Thanks.

stisdal
Sep 23, 2013, 01:47 PM
I have noticed this also. Not a huge "issue" for me, but I only had to do this once in past OS'...

troop231
Sep 23, 2013, 01:48 PM
but I only had to do this once in past OS'...

Same here for me. Thanks for the reply. :)

gentlefury
Sep 23, 2013, 01:54 PM
Sorry if this thread has been posted, but is it normal to have to calibrate the compass every time you open the app? This seems crazy and annoying to me. I just wanted to see if I wasn't alone here.

Thanks.

Yup, just like how you always had to re-calibrate when you hit the follow me button on maps. Except now instead of the stupid figure 8 its just a turn.

Rocko1
Sep 23, 2013, 02:05 PM
Shouldn't have to. It's annoying, especially when you just want to use the level.

Armen
Sep 23, 2013, 02:59 PM
Sorry if this thread has been posted, but is it normal to have to calibrate the compass every time you open the app? This seems crazy and annoying to me. I just wanted to see if I wasn't alone here.

Thanks.

How often do you even use the compass? It was the same in iOS 6 when there was interference.

djtech42
Sep 23, 2013, 03:46 PM
You don't have to keep calibrating it if it is still running in the background.

troop231
Sep 23, 2013, 04:36 PM
How often do you even use the compass? It was the same in iOS 6 when there was interference.

I use the level quite often..

Armen
Sep 23, 2013, 04:42 PM
I use the level quite often..

Great. Good to see someone is using that tool. :)

in iOS 6 the compass would get "interference" most of the time and ask you to wave it around in a figure 8 to caliberate it.

rwilliams
Sep 24, 2013, 03:32 PM
I use the level quite often..

Damn, I didn't even know it had a level.

troop231
Sep 26, 2013, 06:03 PM
Damn, I didn't even know it had a level.

It's a good one too :) Made me delete the other level apps I had.

JimmyF
Sep 27, 2013, 06:21 PM
It's a good one too :) Made me delete the other level apps I had.

I recently got a 5S, the spirit level is off by about 5 degrees. I have tried calibrating the compass multiple times, but the level never seems to get calibrated...
If I tap, I can get a green screen (0 deg), but if I tap again, it shows -5deg.

Anyone else seen this problem - is there something else I can/should do to calibrate the level?

troop231
Sep 27, 2013, 06:37 PM
I recently got a 5S, the spirit level is off by about 5 degrees. I have tried calibrating the compass multiple times, but the level never seems to get calibrated...
If I tap, I can get a green screen (0 deg), but if I tap again, it shows -5deg.

Anyone else seen this problem - is there something else I can/should do to calibrate the level?

Bring it into an Apple store if you have a local one.

tharepairguy
Sep 27, 2013, 08:30 PM
Please post your results in this thread and make sure to submit to apple in the links provided in the post.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1644439

JimmyF
Oct 3, 2013, 12:33 PM
Anyone else seen this problem - is there something else I can/should do to calibrate the level?

Apparently the problem is pretty widespread...

http://gizmodo.com/the-iphone-5s-motion-sensors-are-totally-screwed-up-1440286727/@whitsongordonhttp://

Armen
Oct 3, 2013, 12:42 PM
Sorry if this thread has been posted, but is it normal to have to calibrate the compass every time you open the app? This seems crazy and annoying to me. I just wanted to see if I wasn't alone here.

Thanks.

The compass in iOS 6 did this all the time. You'd get a "interference" warning and it would ask you to wave your phone around in a figure 8.

maflynn
Oct 3, 2013, 01:25 PM
Please direct all discussions here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1649365