Point the compass to true north or to magnetic north
You can choose to navigate with your compass based on either true north or magnetic north. Magnetic north, which is what a standard compass points to, is aligned with the Earth's poles and is always moving slightly. 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, set the switch to On.
- To navigate based on magnetic north, at the bottom of the screen, set the switch to Off.
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