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Thread: Compass with maps experiences

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    Question Compass with maps experiences
    Hi all,

    Got my 3GS on Friday and have been using the auto rotate feature in maps that uses the in built compass. It at times rotates inline with the direction I am travelling but quite often it doesn’t properly i.e. the road I am driving on is up to 80 degrees to either side (it can be up to 80 degrees rotated wrong clockwise or counter clockwise) and for quite lond periods of time.

    Moving the phone about doesn’t make any difference

    What are anyone else’s experiences of the compass with Maps? is the compass and use with maps just a bit poor or could I have a fault somewhere?

    Help appreciated

  2. #2
    surely someone has tried this

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    Green Apple
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    mine has been working fine on both my 3gs phones, maybe do a restore?
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    get a genius bar appointment, sounds like hardware

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    Has anyone tried this in their car?

    It does work out in the street but in my car and in motion it doesn’t. I've held it while drive so away from the dashboard and any electrics that might interfere (well as much as I can in my car)

    There are no apple shops near me in the UK so if there is a problem I would have to send away. I can’t see a restore helping as if anything its hardware. But will try if a last resort.

    To be honest I think I might just be crap for use when in your car so keen to hear other people experiences.

    The above comment didn’t say if that was in their car or not.

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    I tried it in the car once. I had to hold it up to the windows' level for it to be accurate. When I put it down, it would turn to be wrong. Guess there's interference.
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