Using the Compass app


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Using the Compass app

Starting back with the release of the iPhone 3GS, Apple included a built-in digital compass in its iPhones. This compass is what allows the iPhone to, among other things, show you which way you're currently facing in the Maps app. But it also powers the included Compass app. When you first open the compass, you may see this message telling you to calibrate it. Just rotate your phone in circles to move this little red ball. Once the device is calibrated you'll see the compass. And as you can see, the compass is designed to look and act like a real compass. And it acts like a real compass because it is a real compass running of a real magnetometer.

So as I rotate the iPhone around, the compass continues to point North. While also displaying my heading as well as my current longitude and latitude position. Now if you're familiar with using compasses you know there's a difference between true north and magnetic north. Magnetic north is where traditional compasses point towards which happens t...

Using the Compass app
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Using the Compass app provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Garrick Chow as part of the iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

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Business
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iOS iPad iPhone
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