Umm just a quick question , does anyone no how to calibrate the compass on an I phone or iOS device , reason I ask and I have looked through the topics along with the internet first , yes reason for asking ( if I’ve heard right ) that is , our fly app map location works along with the compass on our phone or is it complete nonsense , if so ( meaning to calibrate ) as we do our drones as and when , does anyone know how to do it or is this rubbish , I see how to do it with android but not iOS , if it’s a thing that should be done to maintain what needs to be correct within the map on the fly app then it’s something I’ve never done or knew , no dramas just curious as to why I’ve heard it mentioned on YouTube but no instructions ,
The maps in the fly app use the data from the drone
The location and orientation of the controller in the app come from the phone
As to calibration then the drone is important as it needs to know accurately the heading
The latest iPhones don’t have a compass calibration that I know about, someone may correct me
When you do a compass calibration on the drone it’s just resetting the offset caused by magnetic interference from close by objects, even other parts of the drone. The declaration is also done I think and that’s why DJI recommended to recalibrate if flown more than 50km away from the last location or if not flown for 30 days
Thanks , yes I’m not sure either or if matey was talking jargon on YT , he un installed the app ( compass ) re installed said it was good to go Some say do this figure of 8 thing to calibrate I really don’t know , yea hopefully someone here might have the know how , not one person on YT does it the same and not much with the phone with a drone or fly app so not sure if it’s much of a topic or what , if it’s something that may need doing occasional then I’d do it if I know how especially as if it helps with the orientation and Accuracy. Cheers mate
It won’t, the drone can fly with out the app
Maybe the guy was talking nonsense then , he said we’re he was standing to the drone it didn’t tally up with the map , I’ll send you the link see what you think , cheers
Compass calibration on the latest iPhones is normally automatic but you can check its on by doing the following :
- Open the “Settings” app.
- Tap “Privacy”
- Tap “Location Services”
- Tap “System Services”
- Enable “Compass Calibration”
I did see that and I guess that’ll be it then , I’ll post one of a few videos I found , also yesterday a well known guy to YT says about this figure of 8 with the phone , I’ll share and see if anyone has any thoughts .
The other important thing to check before going through a re-install of the compass app is to make sure that location services are available to the DJI Fly app in the phone settings. Think I’ve got it set to “Allow whilst using app” - saves phone battery
Been some of Simon’s drone videos before and he seems to be quite thorough in what he puts out - but I can’t help thinking of Joe Pasquale - sorry no offence intended.
that’s why I didn’t want to post it on here no offence either seems all intentions well !
That’s what I have mine set too always have , as I said in my first post it’s no drama ( well not that I’ve noticed ) so do you think do what he said , I guess I just want it to be as accurate as possible and not cause any of the problems a few have had , Thankyou
Personally - I would only do a re-install if there was an actual problem with the compass or controller orientation indications - if it ain’t broke don’t fix it
I’ll just quickly show you these settings as been from day one
Would or should any of those be off do you know maybe like hardware info ? So it stops reminding me there’s updates that I don’t want
I’ve turned that one off as you can see now that banner has stopped reminding me ( update ) any good would you know , many thanks
Edit : I turned off project inprovement “ dji collects or something “ to help improve not sure they do so I thought no need for that to be on either.
He is going on about the compass heading of the controller in the app, it makes no difference to the drone or flying it, in fact on the version of fly app I use (1.4.2) it’s not available and my tablet doesn’t even have a compass
Richard, Turning this off will affect your Airdata logs unless you manually update them
Ok thanks Wayne
Does that mean automatically sync / upload when I get home over wifi maybe , or it won’t record no logs at all thanks
It will still auto sync but some of the information will be missing
Try a flight and share it
Yes wayne I’ll do that , from the Airdata you think things will be missing ? Not the fly app is that correct cheers mate
Edit if I can be completely honest it was only so it stopped warning me update
Try and let’s see what it changes, just do a flight and we can see what happens
No probs I’ll give it a go , might wrk out for the better or the opposite , hopefully all be good I’ll give it a go