1. Joseph Lewkovich's Avatar
    I realize there's a thread like this on pretty much every phone's sub forum (seems to be a WP-wide issue), but whenever I do the "figure 8" in the native Maps application on my M8, it doesn't work. It just pops up with a window saying my compass needs calibration, and keeps popping up no matter how many times I retry.

    Seems a lot of phone models are having this issue (even with the HERE maps app). Anyone get it working on the M8?
    09-19-2014 10:05 PM
  2. Joseph Lewkovich's Avatar
    09-23-2014 07:21 PM
  3. romant56's Avatar
    I've noticed I have to move this phone around a lot more than my old 8X to get it calibrated, but it did work. However, anytime I try to go back to using the calibration-based mapping applications I have to recalibrate it (this was true of the 8X too). I'm not fond of flailing my arms around in public, so I've just kind of stopped using it.
    09-24-2014 08:16 AM
  4. Dewg's Avatar
    Mine won't calibrate at all. It doesn't matter how much arm flailing I do, or what orientation I have the phone in, it will not calibrate the compass. Makes many of the navigation apps difficult to use.

    I even installed a few compass apps to test - none of them calibrate. My arm is tired.
    Joseph Lewkovich likes this.
    12-19-2014 06:42 PM
  5. link68759's Avatar
    I can get mine down to +/-13 degrees instantly, and it takes a little more effort than it did on my old phone to bring that down to +/-7.0 degrees (which is considered calibrated). I had to use my arm, not just my wrist to get it done.
    12-23-2014 03:56 AM

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