1. Smokeaire's Avatar
    My wife has a 3g. I noticed that the compass is gone. I have looked at both screens, checked her setting, nothing. If there is a gps setting I can't find it. The "location" is on.
    Any suggestions?
    11-30-09 08:23 AM
  2. Stein357's Avatar
    I don't think the 3G has a compass, only the 3GS... ?
    11-30-09 10:35 AM
  3. xxxxpradaxxxx's Avatar
    Correct.

    The 3G does not have a compass.

    This is a feature found on the 3GS only.

    The 3G does not have the hardware required to use the compass app.
    11-30-09 10:36 AM
  4. Smokeaire's Avatar
    I don't think the 3G has a compass, only the 3GS... ?
    Correct.

    The 3G does not have a compass.

    This is a feature found on the 3GS only.

    The 3G does not have the hardware required to use the compass app.
    All I can say is that her phone did have it. Now, she may have the 3GS, but on our ATT accounts it only shows as a 3G.
    11-30-09 11:11 AM
  5. xxxxpradaxxxx's Avatar
    Well, if she had the compass then she has a 3GS.

    Because only the 3GS has the hardware to enable the compass feature.

    Although, there is no way to hide that icon as far as I know.
    11-30-09 11:25 AM
  6. Smokeaire's Avatar
    The ATT csr said to connect to itunes and update it. I'll give it a try tonight when my wife gets home.
    11-30-09 11:57 AM
  7. Entertainment72's Avatar
    The 3G S is the only iPhone to have the compass and you cannot remove the native app.
    11-30-09 03:05 PM
  8. Smokeaire's Avatar
    The 3G S is the only iPhone to have the compass and you cannot remove the native app.
    Since I have a BlackBerry, which never had a compass, and my wife has a iphone 3G, on which I was playing with the compass, then her iphone 3G had a compass at one time. If what some of you have posted about the 3G not having a compass is true, then something very weird occurred with her phone.
    11-30-09 05:43 PM
  9. speed_demon29's Avatar
    Hi, you have the 3gs, and here is your solution: go to settings/reset/reset home screen layout. All this does is refresh your icons. Hope this helps
    12-01-09 08:46 AM
  10. Smokeaire's Avatar
    Hi, you have the 3gs, and here is your solution: go to settings/reset/reset home screen layout. All this does is refresh your icons. Hope this helps
    Thanks. I will try that tonight.
    12-01-09 09:34 AM
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