1. lateck2's Avatar
    I have the Samsung flip case on my S6 and it is screwing up any apps that use a compass for directions. Yes, I know it is because of the magnets that hold it on. I have another cover but I really like the Samsung one as it houses the S pen perfectly.

    Any apps that you might know of that are not as affected or a slip on (in) case that is like the magnetic one from Samsung?

    Thanks in advance.
    01-18-2020 12:24 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    If the magnets are interfering with the compass (it shouldn't), no matter which app you use will be affected by it (what's being affected it's the hardware, not the software).
    01-18-2020 04:04 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    The case manufacturer (Samsung or any other) should take that into account when designing the case. Evidently someone didn't think.
    01-18-2020 05:42 PM
  4. lateck2's Avatar
    @SpookDroid you are correct in that my problem is hardware related and it does effect any programs that use the compass. I can take my Note 10+ and my S6 (with case) and hold them at arms length. My Note is very accurate (compared to a Suunto compass) and my S6 is anywhere from 40° to 180° off. Remove the case and it is equal to the Note. I was hoping...
    @Rukbat you are correct in that Samsung should have thought about this! But they choose ease of installation first, in my view.

    I'll have to choose which case I use depending on what I want to do. So much for outdoor adventures with the S6 and S pen. My Note will work.
    01-19-2020 10:02 AM

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