Anyone else having compass issues?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jwpilly, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. jwpilly

    jwpilly Well-Known Member
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    I've had this new hero after trading in my old "dusty" hero. I haven't had any dust issues since so I want to hang on to it, but I have noticed that my compass on this phone is terrible. I have to constantly recalibrate it when I am using compass based apps. Does anyone else have this issue? Does anyone know if this is a software/hardware issue and if it is fixable? I can live with it, but it is very annoying.
     

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  2. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice
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    There was a thread about this a few days ago... seems to be a fairly reoccurring issue.
     
  3. hood420

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    My compass is sorta erratic too. It seems to only be accurate to about +/- 30 degrees or so.
     
  4. apollomaker

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  6. apollomaker

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    Hey, glad to hear some of those gyrations did the trick. The compass can be touchy and, at least for me, is not always consistent in its calibration. I check the calibration each time I use it --- and rely on GPS when more precision is needed. :D
     
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