Sdahe

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Oct 26, 2007
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San Juan, PR
Hello...

Can you get the Compass application from the iPhone 3Gs to your iPhone 3G?

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spillproof

macrumors 68020
Jun 4, 2009
2,028
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USA
No?... That's odd!... :confused:

Sorry for being so basic with my explanation i tried to search for the correct terminology, but the 3GS has a build in magnetite compass thing (like in your car). The app would not work with out it.

edit: its called a Magnetometer thanks to everyone above. I had the edit window open as I was googling
 
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toxictrix

macrumors 6502a
Jan 8, 2009
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Texas
Nah Gps just shows position. It really has no idea what way you are facing unless you are moving it can show which way you are moving..
 
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thor79

macrumors 6502
Jun 8, 2008
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Chicago, IL
The closest the 3G can come is using a compass app (third party, not apple's) that uses the accelerometer to determine the orientation of the phone. Basically you set the compass app to be calibrated to as close to north as possible, then you get a reasonably (relative to having no compass at all) accurate reading of the direction you are headed. It works in a pinch if you are able to properly calibrate it, but is no replacement for the real thing.
 
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