1. Manmikey's Avatar
    I noticed on my 950 today that the compass doesn't work on Windows maps, the compass icon is there but doesn't do anything, so I tried on my L640 ( which also has windows 10 mobile) and it doesn't work on that phone either, is this a feature that is "coming soon" ?
    I can't fathom why the icon is there is it doesn't work? This is surely really really basic functionality for a map app,
    Is there a setting im missing somewhere? any thoughts anyone?
    01-21-2016 12:46 PM
  2. Orcus's Avatar
    I noticed on my 950 today that the compass doesn't work on Windows maps, the compass icon is there but doesn't do anything, so I tried on my L640 ( which also has windows 10 mobile) and it doesn't work on that phone either, is this a feature that is "coming soon" ?
    I can't fathom why the icon is there is it doesn't work? This is surely really really basic functionality for a map app,
    Is there a setting im missing somewhere? any thoughts anyone?
    I have same issue and would love an answer. Current build for the 950 XL.
    01-21-2016 05:05 PM
  3. Guzzler3's Avatar
    It was working yesterday on my L810. I got the update this morning for Maps, now it doesn't work.
    01-21-2016 05:23 PM
  4. Manmikey's Avatar
    The compass works okay on Here Maps so this is an issue with Windows Maps
    01-22-2016 02:00 PM
  5. hapson mavhiki's Avatar
    Same issue on my 1320 with windows 10. I thought it was my phone acting up
    01-22-2016 02:10 PM
  6. scottharrison's Avatar
    Yep, same issue here on the Lumia 930. It made me wonder whether it's a recent bug, or if it's never worked. I'm unsure.
    01-23-2016 02:32 AM
  7. p51mustang's Avatar
    I have a 950 (latest production software) and the compass on Maps works perfectly.

    Turn the map around and the compass turns. Tap the compass and the map re-orientates itself north.
    01-23-2016 10:07 AM
  8. Manmikey's Avatar
    I have a 950 (latest production software) and the compass on Maps works perfectly.

    Turn the map around and the compass turns. Tap the compass and the map re-orientates itself north.
    On mine I see the compass icon but it's "greyed out" and tapping it does nothing, I've installed a compass app to test the compass and it's working okay so who knows why it doesn't work on maps (ffs)
    01-23-2016 02:07 PM
  9. lordbebech's Avatar
    Exact the same issue - icon greyed out. Compass works perfectly in Here maps in Windows Maps it is greyed out :| I thought they just don't support 'old phones' like my L920 but as i reading here issue is even on Top L950 ... :|
    03-17-2016 06:16 PM
  10. Dr_Henry_Killinger's Avatar
    Just be patient and give Microsoft a couple more years. I'm sure they will get back to square one eventually.
    03-17-2016 07:40 PM
  11. Mehrdad Aria's Avatar
    on lumia 730 and 640 compass doesn't work
    04-24-2016 12:58 PM
  12. ricknbaker's Avatar
    Amazingly, the compass worked briefly for me today, Tapping it rotated the map to orientate itself with the direction that I was facing. Then it greyed out and stopped working again.
    I also just read this: Windows 10 Maps gets 'compass mode' at last
    I haven't got the update yet, but it looks hopeful.
    08-04-2016 07:44 AM

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