Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Compass Calibration - Instructions

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is equipped with a magnetic sensor, which can detect the magnetic North Pole.

This makes it suitable to use the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 as a compass. If you have now installed a special compass app or if you use the pre-installed compass application, then it can still be that the cardinal points are displayed incorrectly.

This means in any case that the compass has to be calibrated. This is a common method when the magnetic sensor indicates wrong directions or cannot correctly detect the magnetic north. And so the magnetic sensor or compass can be calibrated on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9:

Calibration of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Compass

1. Open the phone app and there the keypad.

2. Now enter the following code: *#0*#

This will now open the test menu of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

3. Tap on the area with "Sensor" and scroll down to the bottom of the next menu.

4. You now 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

To calibrate the compass, rotates the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 once around all three axes.

Do this until the circle shows a blue line and a 3. Only then is your compass calibrated.  Then the compass app will show the correct direction again.

Now you know the procedure to calibrate the integrated magnetic sensor and the compass function with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.


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