iPhone X Direction indicator in maps

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Samtb, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    Do all iPhone X have a terrible direction indicator with maps or google maps? It points in the complete opposite direction.
     
  2. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020

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    I had this happen the other day too. It fixed itself during the drive but, when I started the route it was pointing the opposite direction I was traveling
     
  3. chabig macrumors 603

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    The phone doesn't know which direction to place up until you begin to move. Once it sees that, it'll rotate the map to match the direction you're going.
     
  4. Ralfi macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I think it's like the old figure-8 calibration requests Maps used to ask the user to perform (although, I haven't noticed these requests for a while, mainly because I use the superior Google Maps).
     
  5. chabig macrumors 603

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    Wasn’t that Compass? I don’t remember Maps ever asking for calibration.
     
  6. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

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    No they don’t they operate within the constraints of the gps
     
  7. Ralfi macrumors 68020

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    You could be right, chabig.
     
  8. eric3312 macrumors 6502

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    The navigation in general on my iPhone X is terrible. It frequently seems to have trouble catching up to my turns.
     
  9. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My old iPhone 6s had much better direction indication though.
     
  10. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    Main reason I choose to use Google maps.
     

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