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Version: 10.3.1

Point the compass to true north or to magnetic north

You can choose to navigate with your compass using either true north or magnetic north. Magnetic north, which is what a standard compass points to, can be influenced by several factors and isn't constant. True north, or geographical north, is what you would see on a paper map and is constant. If you would prefer to navigate based on true north (for example, if you are using your compass to follow a map) you must turn on GPS.
In the compass app, do one of the following:
  • To navigate based on true north, at the bottom of the screen, turn on the switch.
  • To navigate based on magnetic north, at the bottom of the screen, turn off the switch.