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An update to this tread.

I just bought a new I Phone and I can say the tilt correction while navigating to a cache works. If you are navigating to a cache move the phone as held in your hand from the horizontal the compass will revert to a north orientation display. If you bring the phone back to a horizontal position and tilt it slightly upward the asthma is displayed correctly. With the newer phone that correction is instantaneously.

With luck maybe someday Apple will understand what an asthma is used for a correct the software.

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I hope those who had this issue will get this post.

I finally got through to an Apple software type and had a lengthily conversation. He was able to duplicate the problem as I described it and was convinced it should be forwarded to engineering. Continuing our conversation he came up with the idea it might have something to do with the screen rotation feature, which was adopted, just after the time frame I said the problem started. Turns out the screen rotation feature can be lock off. We each locked that feature and the problem stopped. 

Depending on what version I Phone you have you can lock the screen rotation feature off while caching.

That is a feature that each developer can also lock in their software and Apple may advise Ground Speak to consider including that in a revision.

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On 11/19/2021 at 4:04 PM, acachebox said:

I hope those who had this issue will get this post.

I finally got through to an Apple software type and had a lengthily conversation. He was able to duplicate the problem as I described it and was convinced it should be forwarded to engineering. Continuing our conversation he came up with the idea it might have something to do with the screen rotation feature, which was adopted, just after the time frame I said the problem started. Turns out the screen rotation feature can be lock off. We each locked that feature and the problem stopped. 

Depending on what version I Phone you have you can lock the screen rotation feature off while caching.

That is a feature that each developer can also lock in their software and Apple may advise Ground Speak to consider including that in a revision.

Thank you for providing more information about the issue. I was able to reproduce this and have notified our engineers.

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On 11/19/2021 at 4:04 PM, acachebox said:

I hope those who had this issue will get this post.

I finally got through to an Apple software type and had a lengthily conversation. He was able to duplicate the problem as I described it and was convinced it should be forwarded to engineering. Continuing our conversation he came up with the idea it might have something to do with the screen rotation feature, which was adopted, just after the time frame I said the problem started. Turns out the screen rotation feature can be lock off. We each locked that feature and the problem stopped. 

Depending on what version I Phone you have you can lock the screen rotation feature off while caching.

That is a feature that each developer can also lock in their software and Apple may advise Ground Speak to consider including that in a revision.


That’s a great find!


On my iPhone 8, screen lock is in the Control Center (where the flashlight is), pull it up from the bottom of the screen.

 

The app keeps its pointer correct when the option is set.  I also tried it by running Anchor Pointer,  an app that prevents any other apps from rotating while it’s open (it had no effect).

 

Does this bug exist in iphone models higher than iPhone 8?  I may upgrade a model number or two someday, and that might help me decide.  Mine also has the bug mentioned in another topic affecting similar models where the distance wanders around by as far as 300 feet.

 

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