1. mattl2's Avatar
    When I use Google maps with my GPS turned on, it is always spot-on at telling me my location. However, the actual direction that the arrow is pointing is only accurate about 50% of the time. Sometimes it will be a decent amount off, say 45degrees, or sometimes it will be in the complete opposite direction. And I live in a residential neighborhood, without any tall buildings. It can be confusing when I'm using Google Maps to help me get somewhere on foot. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
    10-28-2013 02:06 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Do you have a smartcover? The magnet that the smartcover uses to trigger the sleep/wake function might interfere with the magnetic sensor for the compass.
    10-28-2013 02:22 AM
  3. skidoo's Avatar
    As far as I understand, GPS can only tell you which direction you're traveling, not which direction your receiver is pointed. Which is where your compass comes in. Your not particularly accurate compass.

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    10-28-2013 06:25 AM
  4. mattl2's Avatar
    I don't have a smartcover. Just a cheap plastic cover with no metal or magnets. I don't recall having this problem on my last two android phones.
    10-28-2013 10:47 PM

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