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Compass in maps and app always wrong

When I use the direction in maps the direction is almost always ~90° off, occasionally it will be 135-180° wrong but mostly it looks like I'm travelling sideways. The phone is flat. Is there ...
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How does the digital compass “figure of eight” waving for calibration work?

What is the logic behind the "wave your device in a figure of eight to calibrate the compass"? How does this work?
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My iPhone says I'm on the wrong side of the world

My compass app is reporting that I am X degrees north, X degrees E, however I am most certainly west of greenwich (Basically I am closer to USA than greenwich). Is this a known bug, I assume that the ...
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iPhone app to point me back to a waypoint (like a computer game)

I'm looking for an app which I can use to find my camper in the desert after going for a walk, or find the b&b i left my bags in after exploring a new city. I'm hoping for something really simple ...
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iPhone 4 requires recalibrating the compass almost every time I use it

My iPhone 4 asks me to recalibrate the compass by using a figure 8 motion almost every time I use it. I'm wondering if this happens because my phone is defective, or if other people are having the ...
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Can I manually re-calibrate the iPhone 4 compass?

My iPhone 4's compass is off to a significant enough degree that it's annoying... is there any way to manually re-calibrate the compass? I have, of course, done the "figure 8" (whatever action that ...