Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 2
michigansnorkelers

Compass not working

Recommended Posts

I seldom use the geocaching app; I like using my old Garmin.  
 

For years the app worked fine but recently neither the compass nor the “line” rotate.   The indicated angle is correct compared to north, but it won’t rotate!

 

I have an iPhone SE and its compass app works fine.  However, this is a replacement for an older unit that broke about a year ago.  I can’t say positivity if this app ever worked correctly on my SE.  
 

I’m not sure if this happened after a software update either.  
 

IMPORTANT:  I’ve recently noticed that my app for tracking the ISS is acting up in the same way!

 

So, now I have TWO apps with a non functioning compass!

 

i wonder if both apps are trying to access part of the iPhone’s software ( or hardware ) that no longer reside in the memory location that these apps access to use the compass function?  OR, is something set wrong in my iPhone?

 

Any suggestions?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
2 hours ago, michigansnorkelers said:

I seldom use the geocaching app; I like using my old Garmin.  
 

For years the app worked fine but recently neither the compass nor the “line” rotate.   The indicated angle is correct compared to north, but it won’t rotate!

 

I have an iPhone SE and its compass app works fine.  However, this is a replacement for an older unit that broke about a year ago.  I can’t say positivity if this app ever worked correctly on my SE.  
 

I’m not sure if this happened after a software update either.  
 

IMPORTANT:  I’ve recently noticed that my app for tracking the ISS is acting up in the same way!

 

So, now I have TWO apps with a non functioning compass!

 

i wonder if both apps are trying to access part of the iPhone’s software ( or hardware ) that no longer reside in the memory location that these apps access to use the compass function?  OR, is something set wrong in my iPhone?

 

Any suggestions?

 

 

On my Android app, the only two apps having trouble are the one for geocaching and the one for spotting the ISS. I cannot figure out what's wrong either.

Share this post


Link to post

FIXED!!!

 

I gave up on this for a while.  
 

Today, I was playing with the iPhone compass feature and went into setting to change it from MAGNETIC to TRUE.  It stopped working!

 

i searched for a fix, and it turns out that the fix also fixed the problem with the geocaching app!  Hooray!!!

 

here are the steps that worked for me. 
 

Go to Settings

 

privacy

 

location services ON

 

geocaching WHILE USING APP 

 

now click on BACK to get to the previous screen

 

System Services

 

I turned on all of the following. 
 

on compass calibration 
 

on location based alerts 

 

on motion calibration and distance

 

on setting time zone 

 

on system customization 
 

I don’t know if ALL of these needed to be turned on, but it fixed the problem.  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 2

×
×
  • Create New...