Compass won't calibrate

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  1. dberch

    dberch New Member

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    I was wandering around in Settings, Location and Security, and found "Calibrate Compass." No matter how much I rotate this silly thing it won't turn green. After a few minutes it turns RED! Compass seems to work though - always points more or less North.

    Am I doing something wrong? Why won't it turn Green?

    Thanks,
    David
     
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    Keep trying as it can be a little tricky sometimes. It took me a while to get mine to turn green.
     
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    When I first got the phone, the compass calibrated after a couple of minutes. After the OTA it took 10 minutes before it calibrated. You just have to keep going like erict said.
     
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    I found if you rotate your phone like the demonstration it calibrates, if you just go spinning it around it turns red every time

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    Sorry , doesn't work. I do it exactly like they show, still doesn't turn green. Can you check - does yours still say Calibrate Compass after you've done it? Or does it say Calibrated?

    I'll keep trying.

    www.davidberchtold.com
     
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    I know it gets aggravating but as stated above, you have to keep trying and you will get it eventually.
     
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    Yes, yes, got that. Can someone who has calibrated please check in settings - does it say calibrated, or does it still say Calibrate Compass?

    Thanks!
    David

    www.davidberchtold.com
     
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    You will get a notification that it calibrated, but if you go back to calibrate compass again it doesn't say that it has been calibrated.

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    I gave up after like 5mins of trying when I first got my phone. May give it another try sometime.

    Edit: Decided to give it a try after posting this, took it about a minute to calibrate. At first it turned red, then yellow & on to green with a notification saying it'd been calibrated.
     
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    Try rebooting phone then before doing anything else, try to calibrate. That's how I got mine to calibrate. Also don't try to calibrate around magnetic fields, computer, stereo etc.
     
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