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HOW TO: Calibrate the compass on an Android mobile device

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Overview

When the red aircraft symbol is not pointing in the correct direction on the map in DJI GO, that’s often a sign that the drone’s compass is being negatively affected by some type of nearby magnetic metal object (see more details here). If you’ve ruled out the possibility of magnetic interference, then it likely means the mobile device’s compass needs to be calibrated. There are a few ways to calibrate the compass on an Android device. One of the easiest ways is to calibrate it using the Google Maps app.
 

Calibrating the compass on an Android mobile device

Follow these steps to calibrate the compass on an Android mobile device:

1) Download and install the Google Maps app from the Google Play Store.

2) Open the Google Maps app, tap the blue dot on the map, and tap “Calibrate blue dot compass” to start the compass calibration.

Note: The blue dot is the current location reported by your mobile device.

 
3) Move your mobile device in the figure eight pattern as instructed by the Google Maps app.

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