Compass on 4S always needs calibration every use

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by richard371, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    Any time I use an app that requires the compass including the compass it asks me to do the fig 8 to recalibrate it. This happens every where I am including outside in an open field. Pretty annoying. This just started happening.
     
  2. HiDEF macrumors 68000

    HiDEF

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    #2
    Did you ever have this looked at?

    My 4S suffers from this as well and I'm wondering if this is normal? My 4 never had to be calibrated this much.
     
  3. lordofthereef macrumors G4

    lordofthereef

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    No... you shouldn't have to recalibrate every time you use it. Clearly there is something off about this.
     
  4. lomby macrumors regular

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    i got bought my 4s on 27 December 2011, i recalibrated it when i first bought it, then again after i got it unlocked through iTunes via my carrier. so mine seems to work
     
  5. Rcflex macrumors member

    Rcflex

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    Do you realize probably everytime you try to recalibrate your compass you're probably not faceing true north... ;)
     

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