Accelerometer problems?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mikethebigo, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    Does anyone else's iPad seem too sensitive about switching from portrait to landscape? If it was the same on both sides it wouldn't concern me, but my iPad just takes a slight twist to the right (like 15 degrees) to switch to landscape, while it takes like a 35 degree or more twist to the left for the same effect. Its a problem i'm using it in portrait and slightly turn it and it switches orientation on me.

    Do yours do something similar? Is it a program or hardware issue? And does anyone know any way that I can calibrate the accelerometer?

    Thanks guys!
  2. modelsown macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2008
    Was wondering if this is the same on the iPad 2. When laying flat in portrait, you have to lift the right side up much further to change the orientation whereas the left side only needs a little lift. Shouldn't they be about the same? I tried it with the other 2 axis (top/bottom) and they are about equal. Do I have a malfunctioning accelerometer?

    PS. Already did a complete restore to make sure it wasn't software :)

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