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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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iPad compass wrong

Hi, I found the compass in my iPad is wrong, usually by a quarter of a turn. This is annoying because sometimes it leads me completely in the wrong direction sometimes it is correct, but then it says recalibrate, and it goes wrong. Any ideas? Thanks
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 05:08 PM   #2
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Software error probably

It's most likely a software error in whatever compass app you're using. Try a different one. If it's a native iPad app it'll probably be resolved in the next update. Mine seems to work fine though.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 05:09 PM   #3
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Check to see if it is set for true north or magnetic north.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 05:18 PM   #4
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It's most likely a software error in whatever compass app you're using. Try a different one. If it's a native iPad app it'll probably be resolved in the next update. Mine seems to work fine though.
It's the native Maps app, and it's been there for ages. When I eventually jailbroke it, I installed the iPhone's Compass app and I got the same problems. Restoring it didn't help at all.

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Check to see if it is set for true north or magnetic north.
Both give me problems
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Is it wifi only ipad? I didn't think the compass worked for it.
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Is it wifi only ipad? I didn't think the compass worked for it.
The WiFi iPad has a compass and it hasn't been reported as being anymore inaccurate than the next digital compass.
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It is a 4G iPad.
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You wouldn't happen to be using a case with a bunch of magnets on it?
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You wouldn't happen to be using a case with a bunch of magnets on it?
I tend to stick it on the fridge...not
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 10:38 AM   #11
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In all seriousness if you have a smart case it will knock off your compass by more than you would think I was supprised when I noticed it on mine dropped the cover off and watched the compass realign put it back on and watch it move off again
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In all seriousness if you have a smart case it will knock off your compass by more than you would think I was supprised when I noticed it on mine dropped the cover off and watched the compass realign put it back on and watch it move off again
I do have a case on the iPad with magnets...

The issue remains the same with or without the case though.
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You really need an external bluetooth or tethered antenna. I used the compass, airnav pro, sky charts, using the native antenna (Cell model) it was always off by 5-7 degrees. With external antenna both cell and wifi Ipads are bang on.
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