Compass issues?

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  1. Merlyn3D macrumors regular

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    Is anyone else having issues with the compass not always aligning to the cardinal directions? Seems to come and go on my 6S plus.
     
  2. rocksyoursock macrumors regular

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  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    My compass is hit and miss by 5-10 degrees. It is all in the calibration, as sometimes it does not calibrate correctly. No big deal as I would never depend on it. Now the GPS is something you CAN depends on.
     
  6. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    I don't think I've ever seen the compass on any iphone be accurate to within more than 5-10 degress at best.
     
  7. amg949 macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same issue with a 6s+, my is off 90 degrees to as much as 180 degrees , like the op said, it seems to come and go, but it's really quite annoying.

    Has anyone actually seen the compass calibration screen come up on their 6s ? I seen it all the time on my mom's 6+, but not once on my 6s+
     
  8. amg949 macrumors newbie

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    FYI , there is a free app in the App Store called Phone Doctor, it checks the various components on your phone, my failed on the digital compass test, tried on 3 separate 6s+'s, all failed on the same thing.
     
  9. that be me macrumors 6502

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  10. amg949 macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone with an iPhone 6s+ try Phone Doctor and post their digital compass test result ?

    6+ from last year didn't give any error, only the 6s+
     
  11. ielessar macrumors regular

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    Yep I tried the same thing. My 6S failed the Phone Doctor compass test. Compass app works fine, but compass in Phone Doctor doesn't move.
     
  12. alFR macrumors 68020

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    I'm guessing that means it's a bug in the Phone Doctor app.
     
  13. ielessar macrumors regular

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    I agree.
     
  14. maka344 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine was off in my 6s plus. Apple saw it and swapped it.
     
  15. MEJHarrison macrumors 6502a

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    Mine was off at least going back to my 4. One time I got 4 iPhone 4's put right next to each other. None of them gave the same reading. I also noticed on my 5 and my 6 Plus. I gave up hoping for an accurate compass years ago.
     
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  17. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Do you seriously need the iPhone compass to function perfectly? I've always assumed it to be an inaccurate gimmick and have never user it, ever.
     
  18. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you're using it indirectly through Google/Apple Maps. Compass has been there since the 3GS, surely Apple have nailed it by now.
     

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