Gyro/Accelerometer Issues w/ iPhone 5s?

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  1. SixSlinger macrumors regular

    SixSlinger

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    Is anyone else having a gyro/accelerometer issue with an iPhone 5s? During compass calibration, the ball rolls on it's own, and the parallax effect acts as if I am constantly moving the phone.

    I chalked it up to a beta 1 bug, but it's still present on my phone in beta 2. Same issue with a fresh installation and setup as new iPhone. My Retina iPad mini is having no issues (on beta 1 or 2), and the iPhone had no symptoms prior to iOS 8.

    I reported the bug to Apple, but evidently it's rare
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Does it happen under iOS 7? Also was the device dropped recently that could cause this issue?
     
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    Never happened under iOS 7. No damage to device (I'm sure of this, as I don't have any kids, and I take care of my gear).

    It's the most bizarre thing...I guess it's possibly a hardware issue, but if so it would be a heck of a coincidence that the gyro failed at the exact same time I installed iOS 8!
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Well. I would try throwing it in DFU mode and bringing it to iOS 7.1.1 again and retesting. Could be a issue with a small amount of devices under iOS 8.
     
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    Ahh, I hadn't thought of DFU. If I go back to 7.1.1 and it works properly, I'll try an update back to beta 2.
     
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    Good idea! At least you can test it then.
     
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    Quick update....I went back to 7.1.1 and the compass/gyro was still off. I got in touch with Apple and they are considering it (rightly so) a hardware failure, so getting it swapped out. Thanks for all the help!
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    No problem. Glad to hear you got no issues getting the repair done.
     

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