1. mayblast's Avatar
    Hi, I bought myself a 735 because of WP8.1 and its bang-for-buckness. A charming device it is.

    A little issue I have is that the compass keeps of wiggling some 4-6 degrees, constantly. When I hold it in my hand and use maps, it looks like I have the Alzheimer's. When I hold it on a table and launch a compass app of some kind the phone is trying to give me seizures with the content few degree wiggling/staggering.

    Is this a known issue, and is there a way to clampen down the rotation of the compass?
    11-05-2014 11:05 AM
  2. Pranshul Sood's Avatar
    This issue is common to so many windows phones and mainly is a software issue. I'm glad i own a phone with no compass 😂
    mayblast likes this.
    11-05-2014 11:21 AM
  3. UserIdx64's Avatar
    I have the same issue here! Let contact Nokia!
    11-14-2014 02:19 AM
  4. mayblast's Avatar
    It makes the compass function in maps rather obsolete. Good idea. Do they official support forum or forum in general?
    11-15-2014 03:45 PM
  5. UserIdx64's Avatar
    Chat with Nokia Support here: microsoft.com/en-gb/mobile/support/contact/
    Scroll down and click Live Chat!

    Regards.
    mayblast likes this.
    11-16-2014 09:53 PM
  6. mayblast's Avatar
    I had a chat with Customer Service.
    She asked me to uninstall HERE and Compass apps, soft reset the phone and try again. That failed, so next step according to her would be to hard reset the whole lot and if that should fail too, use the Nokia Recovery Tool. Will try those later weekend when I have more time at hand.

    Apparently MS/Nokia has not heard of this issue before, or at least their Knowledge Base didn't reveal anything.
    11-28-2014 06:24 AM
  7. neitoo's Avatar
    I have the same problem. The compass of the app Jack of Tolls seems not to be affected
    12-26-2014 05:02 PM
  8. Vito Ed's Avatar
    same problem here ...
    It seems that jack of tools and livesight able to amortize the absence of the gyroscope, averaging on the directions received from the compass in a specific time frame, making the direction more readable.
    This is not the case with the suite here. Even the app lumia panorama is not properly performed.
    01-10-2015 11:53 AM
  9. neitoo's Avatar
    The Lumia 735 has a gyroscope, hasn't it ?
    Is the problem specific to our phones, or all L735 are concerned ?
    01-10-2015 01:00 PM
  10. Vito Ed's Avatar
    unfortunately L735 does not have the gyroscope. You can download "inside" and see it for yourself. Even on the official page, it is not mentioned the gyroscope..
    For now, all my friends who own the L735 have the same problem: walking with "here map" makes the map vibrates; Lumia Panorama does not work well and "nokia city lens" is not usable.
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    01-10-2015 01:18 PM
  11. Lars Fischer's Avatar
    youtube.com/watch?v=KkUZTNdTOA8
    youtube.com/watch?v=za9UcOGx2no

    Got the same Problem with Lumia 730 and Lumia 735. It's frustrating. I hope it can be solved by an update?
    01-26-2015 06:53 AM
  12. colinkiama's Avatar
    unfortunately L735 does not have the gyroscope. You can download "inside" and see it for yourself. Even on the official page, it is not mentioned the gyroscope..
    For now, all my friends who own the L735 have the same problem: walking with "here map" makes the map vibrates; Lumia Panorama does not work well and "nokia city lens" is not usable.
    It has a gyroscope, if not how would you be able to turn it to landscape mode. Don't you mean it doesn't have a compass?
    02-07-2015 03:21 AM
  13. colinkiama's Avatar
    And mine works fine. Maybe it was due to the update that came out around the 26th. Try updating your phone and check if its still working
    02-07-2015 03:24 AM
  14. piotrek2611's Avatar
    I have the same problem with the compass on my Lumia 735!
    It only seems to work well in the Jack Of Tools app. HERE and other apps are not usable.
    I have the latest updates installed. Did anyone try fixing this with a factory reset yet?

    I had a 930 with 8.1 in hand and its compass was fine.
    02-11-2015 02:58 PM
  15. ZorMi's Avatar
    Fixed on mine after firmware update. HERE maps are stable now.
    02-12-2015 07:20 AM
  16. piotrek2611's Avatar
    ZorMi, do you have the 730 or 735? Are you talking about the W10 preview update?
    02-13-2015 08:07 AM
  17. Lars Fischer's Avatar
    Fixed on mine after firmware update. HERE maps are stable now.
    Here the same after the firmwareupdate everything is fine with the compass. Just have strange violett bar in the tiles when scrolling the start screen.
    02-13-2015 08:29 AM
  18. ZorMi's Avatar
    I have 735, regular firmware update (a few days ago for my provider), not using W10.
    02-13-2015 09:51 AM
  19. piotrek2611's Avatar
    I can confirm the compass problem has been fixed in the latest updates.

    I had to update my unlocked RM-1039 735 via the developer preview program.
    02-23-2015 10:09 PM
  20. douglas howard's Avatar
    I've always had big problems with any app using the compass on my L735. Today I discovered that they all work perfectly if I remove the back cover. I can only assume the compass is being affected by the wireless charging coil. This seems odd - it's the official Nokia wireless charging back panel supplied with the phone from new. Does anyone have the same problem?
    01-01-2016 02:35 PM

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