Samsung Galaxy S7 How to calibrate compass - Instructions

In addition to many other sensors, the Samsung Galaxy S7 again has a magnetic sensor integrated, which can be used as a compass. In the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge version this is even attachable to the sidebar, so that it can be accessed more quickly.

However, it can happen now that the compass of your Samsung Galaxy S7 indicates the wrong direction. If this is the case, the magnetic sensor is not broken, but needs to be calibrated.

We tell you in this article how to recalibrate the magnetic sensor / Compass of the Samsung Galaxy S7. For this, please open the Samsung Service menu on the Samsung Galaxy S7.

1. Open the phone app and switch to the keypad

2. Enter the following code: *#0*#

3. The service menu opens. Tap on the "sensor" tile

4. Scroll down until you see "Magnetic Sensor". You see a black circle that shows you a line to the magnetic north. Is this red, this means that the compass of the Samsung Galaxy S7 must be calibrated.

5. Pivot now the Samsung Galaxy S7 once completely around each axis

6. The compass needle in the service is "blue" and is a "3". This means that the compass sensor of the Samsung Galaxy S7 is calibrated correctly.

7. Now exit the service menu by repeatedly tap the Back button (soft key on the right).

Now you have successfully calibrated the compass on your Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.


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Blue line with the 3 shows up and the self test says PASS. However, it's still pointing in the wrong direction. The phone thinks it's facing about 45° off of where it's actually facing.

 
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Tried it multiple times with no luck. Restarted the phone and still nothing... samsung galaxy s7

 
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This *#0*# doesn't do anything on my phone. Tried it many times, restarted the phone a couple of times and still nothing. Samsung galaxy s7 from verizon

 
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Excellent instructions which fixed my issue. I had downloaded a compass app to my S7, and got a totally inaccurate reading. Your fix worked like a charm. Thanks.

 
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This does not even do anything on my Verizon Galaxy S7 edge. Nothing happens when I type in the characters. everyone says it works on different sites, but it doesn't.

 
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This may work after a few attempts I found, however when switched off and on again the compass needs re calibrating all over again. My S5 an other phones do not need to do this. I have already seen same complaint from someone at XDA developers...

This may work after a few attempts I found, however when switched off and on again the compass needs re calibrating all over again. My S5 an other phones do not need to do this. I have already seen same complaint from someone at XDA developers web site. It looks to me as if at least some S7 edge may have inherent compass problem. I will try and replace it via shop but they said it may take many weeks to get a replacement once returned if out of stock as they would need return it to somewhere to check it..

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