accidentally deleted Compass app

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by thornton102, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2010

    I just bought a friend's 2g iPhone (cheap!) and I've loaded several apps, pix and podcasts, but somehow I've deleted the default 'Compass' app (I'm directionally challenged). I have tried restoring several different ways, but nothing I try works. It looks like it's pulling info off of an Apple database on what basic apps I have (and what I've deleted), even though I've told it to set it up as a new phone.

    If this is so easy to do accidentally, it's definitely hard to find info on how to fix it!:eek:

    My wife has a 3GS, and hers has almost the exact same apps, but she still has her Compass. Is there a way to copy hers onto mine?

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    The iPhone 2G doesn't have a compass, the 3GS does. That's why you have no compass app, but your wife does. It's as simple as that.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2009
    Is this a serious thread? The 2G iPhones did not come with the compass. The first incarnation of iPhones to come with the compass app was the 3GS.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2010
    It was there when I bought it. I'll ask the original owner how she put it on. I assume it's the default compass app.

    Yes, this is a serious thread.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2005
    Even if you somehow manage to put the compass app back on, it won't do you any good....

    Sorry to say it...
  6. macrumors 65832


    Sep 7, 2008
    do you rly want to know?
    Even if it came with the app, it is non-functional. the iphone 2g simply doesn't have the hardware to support the app. it lacks the compass in its circuitry so no mater if the app is there or not, it isn't possible to use it. So, don't worry. you're not missing out on anything. You could be confusing the compass app for the safari icon tho. safari is for internet. i don't think you can delete that though. just restore the iphone and it should work again.
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2010
    #7 I see. We bought the two just a few hours apart, so I obviously got confused (well, more than usual).
  8. macrumors 65816


    Nov 26, 2008
    California, USA
    I'm going to let you in on a little secret that was just discovered by mankind a few days ago. This is brand new, so keep it a secret. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. In the winter, the sun is always slightly to the south. In the summer, the sun gets to overhead, but never north. If you are in the southern hemisphere, the sun is toward the north in the winter but is overhead in the summer and never to the south. ;)

    (joking aside, I have a compass on my phone but I never use it. I just look at which way the shadows from the trees/buldings/light poles are facing and I know which directions are north/south/east/west. This is something that once you get in the habit of doing, you just do without really thinking about it)
    Yes, I know that there are words above that should be capitalized. For the purpose of this post, I just don't care.

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