Tips Calibrate your Compass after OTA or wipe

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  1. labeledbass

    labeledbass Well-Known Member
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    I just noticed Maps was a little off, as was my X axis after I wiped/updated my phone. Now it points true north and auto-rotation does flip out when barely twisted.

    Just an FYI - hope it helps some! :)
     

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  2. Gareee

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    Did anyone else notice that when the compass is calibrated now, it no longer turns green, but turns red instead?
     
  3. ChiefHopper

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    My turned green this morning when I finally got the calibration completed. Seemed to take a loooong time.
     
  4. ericsch333

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    Auto rotation was driving me crazy .....now it's smooth
     
  5. irhxcbcziuzxs

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    my auto rotation has been putting me in landscape mode when i dont want it to, so im trying to calibrate the compass, its just turning red though, no green?
     
  6. ChiefHopper

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    Did you do the 3-axis thing until you thought your hands/arms were going to fall off? Glad I wasn't in public...;)

    As I stated earlier it took a long time -- matter of a minutes.
     
  7. irhxcbcziuzxs

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    yeah, lonng time, i gave up, it just stayed red :(
     
  8. jreed2560

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    try turning it slow and keep it centered (it the same place) it can take a while and it is annoying, but once you get it calibrated it certainly takes the auto rotate frustration level down a lot.
     
  9. colchiro

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    I had trouble calibrating in the past, took a long time.

    This time probably took only 40 seconds. I just laid it on my lap and rotated just one axis at a time about 10 rotations, landscape first (the easiest) while watching the compass needle. After the first axis it seemed to track better.

    Previously I had read to do a bunch of figure 8's in the air, which didn't seem to work as quickly.

    To calibrate, open settings... Location & security settings... Calibrate Compass.
     
  10. Gareee

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    Tried it again here, and it still only turns red.
     
  11. irhxcbcziuzxs

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    same, still red
     
  12. colchiro

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    My mistake...

    Do 360 rotation first (flat on table top), slowly about 10x, then do landscape on your lap or table top about 10x, then finish with end over end until it turns green.

    Don't wait for each step to turn green, just the last one to turn green.
     
  13. Gareee

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    Tried that exactly, and mine still turns red. I'm suspecting its just a simple odd wrong color issue, not anything significant.
     
  14. irhxcbcziuzxs

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    I hope its not a bad color issue because my auto rotation is still ****ed. Mine still wont calibrate either.
     
  15. jreed2560

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    I highly doubt thats the case. Honestly I think you guys are moving your phones around too much when you calibrate them.
     
  16. bobomatic

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    i got mine. at one point while going end over end, it turned yellow, then i went the other way a few times and a calibration complete screen popped up..
    if all else fails plug some head phones in and spin it above your head..
     
  17. irhxcbcziuzxs

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    im moving mine very slowly, in fact it turns red before i can even finish doing all the rotations, ive tried speeding up too but to no avail
     
  18. colchiro

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    If you're having trouble calibrating, try moving away from your computer where there are magnets in the speakers. ;)

    Third time calibrating took much longer until I realized where I was doing it, on my computer, inches from the speakers.
     
  19. Gareee

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    I even went outside, and had the same issue.. it turns red. So does my wife's.
     
  20. colchiro

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    Did you guys go both ways (forward - backward, clockwise - counter clockwise)?
     
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  21. Gareee

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    Yep.. we've done everything but stand out our heads while doing it. We had no calibaration issues at all before OTA. Thats why seeing it turn red now is odd.

    If there was a message that calibration failed, it would make sense, but there is never a confirm that it's worked.
     
  22. shiggins

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    I'm in the same boat.....I even tried duplicating the exact spin sequence it shows you on the calibration screen.
     
  23. Seeks

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    Had the same problem trying to calibrate my phone. Turned red. Wife's phone turned green after calibration. What I did to mine was uninstall a compass app I had and reboot. After that I re-calibrated and it went green. Working much better with the landscape switching on both phones.
     
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  24. cygnusloop

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    THIS!!!
    After more than a dozen tries, I uninstalled the compass app, rebooted, and got it first try.
    thanks!!!!!!
     
  25. irhxcbcziuzxs

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    uninstalling my compass ass.. i mean app as we speak
     

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