Map, astronomy directions off

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WestofYouLB, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. WestofYouLB macrumors member

    WestofYouLB

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    Long Beach, CA
    #1
    Since my iPhone 4, now an iPhone 6+, I have had this issue.

    The "direction indicator" when following map directions (Google Maps or Apple Maps), instead of paralleling the road, points off to the right about 35-40 degrees.

    The astronomy programs (e.g. Sky guide or SkyView) similarly do not point at the object I have searched for, but instead the iPhone must be pointed about 30 degrees down and to the left.

    Is there a way to troubleshoot this, or some experience with the same issue? Thanks.
     
  2. beernut macrumors 6502

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    Jan 13, 2016
    #2
    Have you tried compass calibration under Location Services?

    General --> Privacy --> Location Services --> System Services --> Compass Calibration

    (if it's disabled, you can enable it, let it do it's thing, and disable it again; if it's enabled, disable it and renable it again)
     
  3. WestofYouLB thread starter macrumors member

    WestofYouLB

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    #3
    Well. THAT was simple. Thank you, it looks ok now. I'll have to try it when the stars come out.
     

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