3GS compass and GPS direction won't work because of interference

vrsc

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Jun 22, 2007
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#1
magnetic interference I guess
from, say, steels, electric cables in my truck? WTF. Anyone else getting this error message? Both compass and maps give me this interference error message, Thankyou.
 

JoeT

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magnetic interference I guess
from, say, steels, electric cables in my truck? WTF. Anyone else getting this error message? Both compass and maps give me this interference error message, Thankyou.

Anything metallic can throw off a compass, big time. Try taking a regular compass in the same environment and see what happens. :)
 

vrsc

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Did the figure 8 but have to do it everytime I use it! This compass doesn't work in my truck so how will I get the gps to work if I am having all these problems?
 
Aug 2, 2007
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If the compass dosent work in your truck try testing it out in another vehicle so you can rule out your truck as the problem.
 

iPhoneMonster

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I say try to exchange it into Apple if your truck isn't the culprit.