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Yup, just checked the compass with PhotoPills and it works again properly.

Compass not working since Pie

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  • user1508928527225 user1508928527225 ✭✭✭
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    petrus said:
    Compass works after upgrade to 5.150.  o:)
    Yup, just checked the compass with PhotoPills and it works again properly.
  • Mick1965 Mick1965 ✭✭✭
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    Yes. I can also confirm Google skymaps works perfectly with this 5.150 update.
  • mr. nokia mr. nokia ✭✭
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    Confirming, the compass works on my TA-1004 again with 5.150 update.  B)
  • fcfcfc fcfcfc
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    my compass seem work after upgraded to v5.150 (nokia 8 in hong kong). Calibration in google map is required.
  • Jimmmy Jimmmy
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    Yep. It looks compass is now working again. Our pleas were heard after half a year.
  • petrus petrus ✭✭✭✭
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    martin.fd said:
    Hi martin.fd,
    I compared Nokia 8 with Nokia 6 and they show the same north. :)

    But it is best if you do a compass test yourself when your phone comes in. ;)
  • kos kos ✭✭
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    Compass is bypassed but eccelerometer... Yesterday I tested the compass and noticed that the central bubble (GPS-status has been used for testing) slowly flows out of center. Calibration and reset put it back but not for long... It flows away again and again.
  • user1536323754226 user1536323754226 ✭✭✭
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    My compass works just fine, too (TA-1004), but geotagging is a mess. Photos I just took as I cycled through my small Danish town are all tagged at the previous location. Very odd. Having ridden through a forest, the locations were kind of ok, but by no means accurate. It has been suggested that the Nokia 8 compass has a breathing on geotagging...
  • user1536323754226 user1536323754226 ✭✭✭
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    That was supposed to be a 'bearing' and not a 'breathing' ...
  • sualfons sualfons ✭✭
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    Update V5.150 on TA1012  here. Compas does not show the correct heading.
    I happen to know where south, east and west are around my garden and the Nokia 8 will show "true" south for about 30 seconds after launching any compass app. After turning on my heels a few times, compass is off an 1/8th to West (showing +/- 211° where it showed 180° South a couple of seconds ago) everytime I try it.
  • wild50 wild50 ✭✭
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    TA1004
    Compass here its ok.
  • ignas ignas ✭✭✭
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    sualfons said:
    Update V5.150 on TA1012  here. Compas does not show the correct heading.
    I happen to know where south, east and west are around my garden and the Nokia 8 will show "true" south for about 30 seconds after launching any compass app. After turning on my heels a few times, compass is off an 1/8th to West (showing +/- 211° where it showed 180° South a couple of seconds ago) everytime I try it.
    For what it's worth I found it to work somewhat similarly on Oreo as well. Using navigation it always seemed to be off 30-90 degrees. I don't know if mobile compasses are just inaccurate like that or if some outside interference affects them by that much or if I had to calibrate it or what, but it didn't work flawlessly to my eyes.
  • webvan webvan ✭✭
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    Indeed, the compass is working again. However I had to recalibrate after a reboot so I hope recalibration is not needed randomly when the device is not rebooted...
  • user1536323754226 user1536323754226 ✭✭✭
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    Phone calls are fine on my TA-1004, both incoming and outgoing.
  • The 5.150 update is rolling out, I just go it and the compass is finally OK !!!! I had to recalibrate it by moving the phone several times around the three axes. The compass has been finally fixed !!!
  • JohnPC JohnPC ✭✭
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    I must admit that I haven't been too upset with the compass error on my 8. However I have updated to the April security release and the compass is working perfectly. I have tried holding the phone at different angles and the compass shows the correct direction at all times. Hopefully this is permanently fixed. Oops 🤭 just checked again and it is still broken. Ah well. We can live in hope 😳
  • Jivko Antonov Jivko Antonov ✭✭✭
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    No, isn't broken. Just every time calibrate it by making figure 8 with the phone. Tested it many times since the April security patch and it works.
  • MrBelter MrBelter ✭✭✭✭
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    martin.fd said:
    But dont forget :)

    mrbelter said:
    Panic over, i gave the Nokia 8 a couple of reboots and the compass got better and better after each reboot to where it is now following the real compass very accurately, i am not sure what that was about but it was like my árse to start with.
  • webvan webvan ✭✭
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    What do you mean "calibrate every time"? Calibration should be done once and then be ok for a good length of time and/or travel distance. You can check the calibration status with Google Maps, blue dot and bottom menu. 
  • madbilly madbilly ✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @martin.fd that is very interesting. Can you eliminate the possibility of other magnetic disturbances in the vicinity? Are the results repeatable?
    Cheers :)
  • martin.fd martin.fd ✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @madbilly :
    1. To eliminate (or at least minimize) any magnetic disturbance we carried out the test on a wooden table in the middle of the room, with a book between each unit.
    2. The deviations were neither qualitatively nor quantitatively unambiguously reproducible. We performed a whole series of right and left turns in different circular sections, but I wouldn't want to evaluate the results statistically ...
    ... at least not the way I am used to as a geotechnical engineer ;)


  • April 2019 update kind of fixed the compass for me.
    It still makes weird 360 degree rotations every now and then, but it mostly rotates correctly. Seems to work fine in map applications.
    Again, kudos to HMD. It's lagging behind with the updates, but it is still delivering, when the 2 years are almost over.
  • madbilly madbilly ✭✭✭✭
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    Good answer @martin.fd! :smiley:
  • MrBelter MrBelter ✭✭✭✭
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    madbilly said:
    Hi @martin.fd that is very interesting. Can you eliminate the possibility of other magnetic disturbances in the vicinity? Are the results repeatable?
    Cheers :)
    I have just put a neodymium magnet near my 8.1 and you have to get very close for it to start to effect the phone compass (6 or 7 inches), the real compass was being deflected from around a foot away.

    To be honest though i don't know if that shows a lack of sensitivity by the phone or if the phone is using some of its brain power to filter the result so it is either great or crap depending on how you interpret it lol
  • Seryip Seryip ✭✭
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    So it just broke again with may security patch. What a fool am I to update when everything did work fine.
  • martin.fd martin.fd ✭✭✭✭
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    Mine is still working after May Update!
  • user1508928527225 user1508928527225 ✭✭✭
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    No issues with compass and the May security patch here either.
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