Why do some games require the compass when they don't use it?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by zorinlynx, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Examples: Disney Hidden Worlds, and some of the Lego Star Wars games...

    As far as I can tell, they don't actually USE the compass for anything, yet they require it!

    This doesn't affect me as I have an iPhone, but I know someone with an iPod Touch who wants to play these games...
  2. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2013
    It's kinda like how some games require a front facing camera.

    It's probably to make sure that you can't install the game on a device which isn't powerful enough to run the game.

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