Compass problems?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rami.g, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. rami.g macrumors member

    rami.g

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    #1
    Has anyone else had their iPhone or iPad tell them the direction wrong?

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    The compass in my 3Gs is funny to watch. It's rarely correct and I only use it for general direction.
     
  3. rami.g thread starter macrumors member

    rami.g

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    #3
    Well the top two iPhones are both 3G and the bottom three are all iPhone 4s.
     
  4. iCandii macrumors member

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    #4
    so whats the proper direction
     
  5. PhazonUK macrumors 6502

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    I never use the compass as it rarely points in the correct direction. Also really annoying that there is an individual app for it..
     
  6. Carlanga macrumors 604

    Carlanga

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    since it's an electronic compass, my guess is a that is some type of magnetometer, I think these interacted w/ each other like any normal magnet giving incorrect measurements...
     
  7. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    My compass is never correct, it's rather irritating when trying to use GMaps for directions.
     

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