How To Use Compass On Samsung Note 8 And Note 9

Many people are unaware that their Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 has even a compass app. After all, with the gazillions of stock apps, cool features, and options waiting to be tweaked, it’s hard to spot this small app. And just so it happens, when they end up in the situation of needing a compass, they rush to the Google Play Store searching for a third-party app. Instead of using what they already have and what works perfectly fine, they only bring even more software on the device, which, unless is absolutely necessary, is not recommended at all.


Of course, there are also people who know – or at least suspect – that there must be a Compass app on the Samsung Note 8 and Note 9 stock apps suite. But they are clueless as to where they can access this feature from. And just to make it even more challenging, when they do find the Compass, they don’t take the time to properly calibrate it.

All that will change for you, regardless of your situation, the moment you finish reading our instructions from below.


Learn how to calibrate the Note 8 and Note 9 Compass:

  1. Go to the Home screen;
  2. Access the Phone app;
  3. Switch to the Dialer pad;
  4. Use the keyboard to type the *#0*# code;
  5. Once you do that, the content from your display will be replaced by a series of tiles placed on top of a white background;
  6. Identify the tile labeled as Sensor and tap on it;
  7. From the sub-menu that you just accessed, select the Magnetic Sensor option;
  8. Look for the numbers displayed in the black circle:
  9. If you see “0” it means that the compass needs to be calibrated and you’ll have to rotate the device to all of its axes;
  10. When you get to see “3” instead of “0” it means that the Compass is calibrated and you can leave the menus.


If you insist on using a Compass app from the Play Store, we would recommend for your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 any of the Android Compass, Super Compass, or even the Pinux Compass.

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