How can I calibrate my 2G iPod Touch accelerometer?
October 20, 2010 8:42 PM Subscribe
Sure there is a way I can calibrate my 2G iPod Touch accelerometer.
It is off, big time. No matter the angle, it thinks I'm tilting it way far left. The accelerometer still works, as individual apps with calibration functions allow for recalibration, and those apps work beautifully.
posted by neksys to Technology (4 answers total)
So, my accelerometer on my ipod touch is on the fritz. Its been getting worse and worse over the last few months.
It is to the point now where it goes automatically into landscape mode in apps and utilities that allow such - for example, the music player is unusable since it goes automatically into the album view screen. The browser is always in landscape mode. There is no angle I can move it to fix it.
The accelerometer is clearly still functional - for example, in Labyrinth 2, it defaulted as if I was tilting the screen far to the left. But once I use the built-in calibration function, it works perfectly.
I have tried:
1) AppBox - an app with a bunch of tools, including a clinometer with a calibration tool that a google search suggested might work. It didn't and in fact made it worse. Might be a coincidence.
2) Updating my ipod's software.
3) Shaking the hell out of it.
4) Consulting google extensively - this is a problem that has been around since the first ipod touch. Most of the answers provided are of the "If Apple thought it was a problem, they would provide an app to calibrate it" variety. That is not helpful.
It is not under warranty anymore.
Any ideas? Anyone aware of a fix, or an app that will calibrate the accelerometer globally, not just for an individual app? Am I screwed? Because without the ability to do much of anything with my music, this device is largely useless to me.