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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Comments (12)

  1. robbhicks

Posts elsewhere claim that the Verizon S7/S7 Edge has "this function disabled" on VRZ version of phone.

 
  1. Anissullah momand

My samsung 7 have a green needle and its write 2...

 
  1. ADC

Thank you so much!

 
  1. Minetymenace

S7 EDGE. Works a treat, don't know how long it will stay calibrated for though
After tapping the calibration icon, I rotated the phone one rotation in (first) the x axis, then y then z. Screen did lots of thuning green when I got to various...

S7 EDGE. Works a treat, don't know how long it will stay calibrated for though
After tapping the calibration icon, I rotated the phone one rotation in (first) the x axis, then y then z. Screen did lots of thuning green when I got to various angles, but got the blue line and 3 first go.
How do you put a shortcut to this on the sidebar?

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  1. MAD

Typing those characters in the keypad of a Galaxy S7 does nothing.

 
  1. Maritza

my fone does nothing the line stays red and on 1 <br /><br />The compass needle in the service is "blue" and is a "3"

 
  1. Karukane

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.

 
  1. Vik

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

 
  1. Vik

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

 
  1. Bill G

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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