Did iOS 7.0.3 fix your accelerometer/gyro?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Morac, Oct 22, 2013.


What readings do you get in the level app on iPhone 5S with iOS 7.0.3?

Poll closed Jan 20, 2014.
  1. 0 on all sides and back (perfect).

    92 vote(s)
  2. 0 on back, 1 on one or more sides.

    10 vote(s)
  3. 1 on back, 0 on all sides.

    34 vote(s)
  4. 1 on back, 1 on one or more sides.

    11 vote(s)
  5. More than 1 on one or more sides and/or back.

    8 vote(s)
  1. Morac macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2009
    Apple claims to have fixed the accelerometer with iOS 7.0.3, but I'm having mixed results. My 5S went from -3 to -1 on it's back, but went from 0 to 1 on one side and 3 to 2 on another. Basically it's still not calibrated. I'm curious how many people's phone is working now.
  2. haxtothejax macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2013
    -1 on back, 0 on bottom, -1 on right side, 0 on left side (buttons off table), 0 on top.
  3. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2011
  4. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
    -1 on back and 0 on both sides. close enough?
  5. JulesK macrumors 6502

    Dec 17, 2002
  6. Gincoma macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2013
  7. Morac thread starter macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2009
    Case was off. Playing with a bubble level if can see that on the right and bottom, the level is between 1 and 2, which is why it frequently shows 2 for them as it's around 1.5 and doesn't take much to push it to 2. The left and top are closer to 1, as is the back, which is between 0 and 1.

    My left side actually went from -1 in 7.0.2 to +1 in 7.0.3. With the exception of the back, all the negative values are now positive. My phone didn't match the pattern though as all 4 sides had different values.
  8. Daku93 macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2010
    Mine is somewhat correct now.

    It shows 0° on a flat surface.
    However it also shows 0° on a surface that should show up to 3°...
  9. joeluken macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2013
    It will be interesting to see the results of more in depth testing to establish what the new software release does with regard to sensor accuracy. Does it just mask the issue with a crowd pleasing 0°, dumb the accuracy or genuinely fix it in most phones but there are still problem units ??
  10. Daku93 macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2010
    It shows something like 2° at first, but then slowly changes to 1° and then 0°.
  11. cal6n macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2004
    Gloucester, UK
    Compass is agreeing with a simple hiking type as well.
  12. tateu macrumors 6502

    Jan 27, 2012
    1 on back, 0 on all sides but that's what mine has always been, since the day I got it (Monday after launch day).
  13. Ries macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2007
    Remains to be seen, either they fixed it or "re-adjusted the bars to mask the problem" as they did in antenna gate.
  14. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

    MuGeN PoWeR

    Jun 29, 2011
    i think they just masked the problem. as when i run iHandy and Clinometer it is showing the same results as before.
  15. GoofyCyborg macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2013
    Wales, UK
    It's got to be a hardware problem that they are trying to fix using software. I don't think it will ever be perfect because people are complaining about mixed readings. If everyone was out by 2 then that would make it easier for apple to fix lol
  16. DMoggo macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2013
    Mine reads zero everywhere except bottom which is -1. Even when on zero on some sides the horizon line is still out so it's just scraping into zero if that makes sense.

    Tried a flight sim, seems ok, very marginally off but ok.

    Overall it will do for me........I'm not intending to build a house with it, just wanted somewhat accurate :)
  17. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2011
    You guys realize that the only sides that would be of any use are the right side and the bottom? The left side has buttons that potrude and so does the top. Seems to me it's working fine. Find something else to better do with your time
  18. DMoggo, Oct 23, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013

    DMoggo macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2013

    Was this aimed at me?? If it was, I said I am happy with it now..........if not :)

    Edit: I see it was aimed generally, I apologise :)

    Agreed we need to try to move on now........if anyone's is still way out then speak with Apple.
  19. scapegoat81 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2012
    From -4, to -1 on the back. Need for Speed now plays perfect & doesn't crash into a wall when the device is laying flat on it's back :D
  20. Swinn macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2013
    Everything was perfect after the update and it still is this morning; zeros with straight line for level, etc.

    TBH, I bought the phone from Best Buy knowing it was a problem a couple of weeks ago. I only bought it because my contract was up and I wanted my new sailor son to have a smartphone before going overseas for three years--gave him my 4S. Anyway, I took a risk with the 5S thinking that if it turned out to be a hardware issue I could return it. The issues didn't affect my usage at all as I use none of those features anyway, but I was thinking it would affect resale value. My 14 day period is up today, glad it was fixed. At least on my phone anyway. :)
  21. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    Either 0 or -1 on any side. My compass is still 10 degrees off though.
  22. mustu macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2011
    Okay people with the -1 back please rotate the phone while it is on the back and see if it zero's out it does for me.......but it should not be the case.

    I am going to try the 90 min DND and see if it sorts the matter out.
  23. ToyGun1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2012
    Mines fixed with 7.0.3 both iphone 5 and iphone 5s showing 0 on flat.
  24. gCloud macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    United Federation of Planets
    The fact that uncalibrated 3 party apps are giving the readings it seems that it was a fix not a botch. Having said that, i was convinced it was hardware as different phones were showing different readings, shows how little i know about this stuff even thou i have a BEng :)

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