Samsung Galaxy S8 How to Calibrate Compass – Instructions

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a magnetic sensor installed, with which you can determine the magnetic north pole. This is useful, for example, to use the compass app in the Edge bar. However, it may be that this compass indicates the wrong direction of the sky.

If this is the case, then the compass of the Samsung Galaxy S8 must be recalibrated. Fortunately, you can do it yourself. We explain how it works:

  1. Opens the phone app and the keypad. Enter the following code:
  • * # * # 0
  1. This will now open the test menu of the Samsung Galaxy S8. Tap on the area with "Sensor" and then scroll down in the next menu.
  2. You will see "Magnetic Sensor" and below it a circle with a line and a number behind it. This has the following meaning:
  • Red line with a 0 = The compass sensor must be calibrated
    • Blue line with a 3 = The magnetic sensor is calibrated
  1. To calibrate the compass, rotate the Samsung Galaxy S8 around all its three axes. Make this until the circle shows a blue line and a 3. Only then your compass is calibrated. Any compass app that now accesses the smartphone's magnetic sensor should now display the correct sky direction.

So you have successfully calibrated the magnetic compass on the Samsung Galaxy S8.



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Where does one enter this code? Phone pad?

 
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Indeed, the zero belongs in the middle, not on the end.

 
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Incorrect code. Should be *#0*#

 
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These codes never work on my phone. Do you enter *#0*# and then hit call?

 
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