There are very few apps available on Android for navigation purpose and among those available apps, neither is as reliable as Google’s own Google Maps app. We have noticed that Google Maps seldom fails to give you perfect directions. But these days we have found that many Google Maps users are complaining about compass calibration.

So if you want to know the right way to calibrate your compass in the Google Maps app on Android, then here is how you can do that.

How to Calibrate Compass in Google Maps on Android Phone

For Google to gather more information about you, you need to calibrate your compass which is in-built in the app. However, when you see the new Google Maps update you will see that it is asking to calibrate their compass exactly like the image below is directing you.

Calibrate Compass in Google Map App

All the three ways shown in the image are actually wrong. There is a special way to calibrate compass on the Google Maps and yet it can’t be called effective either. So all you need to do is to follow that Figure-8 method which is popular for ages now. Just follow the steps given below and calibrate compass in Google Maps in the right way.

How to Calibrate Compass in Google Maps on Android Phone

Step #1: Open your Google Maps app on your Android phone.

Step #2: Hold your device out in front of you at your arm’s length.

Step #3: Now move the arm in the air creating figure-8 patterns.

Move the arm in the air creating figure-8 patterns

Step #4: While doing the above, please make sure that you do not twist the direction of your phone.

Now your Google Map will be able to collect all the details about the location and will calibrate the compass properly. Hope you have successfully able to calibrate your Google Map by using the above-mentioned tips.

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