iOS 7 Beta 6 Compass Level is strange

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Wikwoo, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Wikwoo macrumors newbie

    Wikwoo

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    #1
    On iOS 7 beta 6 on my iPhone 5, the level in the compass app is really weird, sometimes it will show -1 even though the surface is in fact level, confirmed by my iPhone 4 (also on beta 6) and a physical level. Sometimes it will show that the surface is level, but sometimes if I put it back on there it'll show -1 again.
    I noticed it works a lot better without my case on, which is just a cheap rubber case I got free with the phone. I don't like putting it down without the case on because it gets the back all dirty and I'm paranoid about back scratches (I don't want another metal back iPod touch again *shudder*) and sometimes if I tilt it until it is at 0 degrees and set it back down it will stay at 0, but this doesn't always work. (Sometimes it will never go to 0 :confused: ) And on a somewhat unrelated note: What is that second mode in the level that's red and turns off after you tap on the level? Does it have any function besides a different look?
     
  2. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

    MinEderPlayz

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    Might the case be slightly out of shape? It seems like it has a little slope on the back and the iPhone doesn't lay on the table very flat.
     
  3. Virginaustralia macrumors regular

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    I dont need to care about that stuff, i have an ipod touch :) loljokes the guy above me is probably right
     
  4. Wikwoo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Wikwoo

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    #4
    I forgot to mention that even with the case off it still doesn't work half of the time.

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    Ok, so I found out what "red mode" does, it sets the current angle as the new 0, which is handy for when the thing won't go past -1, and for some reason even tilting it around I can't get it to 0, it always goes to -2 or -3 and goes around the middle.
     

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