- Oct 17, 2010
Under Privacy > System Services, I can see that Compass Calibration is constantly purple, should that be disabled ? Is it causing unnecessary battery drain
Oh so you don’t use the health and fitness features of the phone and Apple Watch, I think that for proper performance of these features I should leave compass calibration and motion calibration enabled but then again I’m not certain if these settings affect these things which is why I created this threadI have that disabled as well, but I also don't use the step counter or those type of features.
I filed a bug report on this a few years ago. On the iPhone 6s or later, compass calibration relies on the M9 chip (or later) which is always-on. They said that since the hardware responsible is always on, it will not cause any additional battery drain.
Ha thanks for that hint- I was always wondering why stupid google maps couldn’t show me where I was looking at - because I had that turned off.how come that the compass orientation in google maps literally stops working when “compass calibration” is turned off then?