How to Calibrate the Gyroscope on Samsung Galaxy S4
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The gyroscope on the Samsung Galaxy S4 is responsible for some of the gestures of the device. Some applications also use the gyroscope, for performing actions like moving from one lane to another in Temple Run or steering your vehicles on racing games. If you feel that the gyroscope is not working well or does not act according to the desired response, then you may need to calibrate it. This article will discuss how to calibrate the gyroscope on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
Calibrating the gyroscope on S4
UPDATE: As of the current Android Jellybean version 4.3, Gyroscope calibration has been removed. We will keep you posted once an update comes. For Jellybean version 4.2 users, this article will still work for you.
Follow the procedures below to calibrate the gyroscope on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
- 1On your phone, press the "Back" button a few times until it takes you to the Home screen, or press the "Home" button once.2Once on the Home screen, make a swiping gesture from the upper part of your screen to the lower part.
This will open the Notification panel of your device.3On the upper right portion of the Notification panel, tap on the gear icon to get to the "Settings" menu.4You will now be taken to the Settings menu, where you can configure or change some of your phone's settings.
By default, you will be on theConnections tab.5From the Settings menu, tap on the second tab, the My device tab.6On the My Device tab, scroll your way down to the Input and Control section and tap on Motions and Gestures.7Under Motions and Gestures, tap on the bottom option, Gyroscope Calibration.8You will now be taken to the Gyroscope calibration page.
Tap on theCalibrate button to start calibrating your gyroscope. Before calibrating, make sure that you put your device on a flat surface and do not move your phone while calibrating is ongoing.9The circle on the middle part will count down from three to one, and then it will show if calibration is successful or not.
Make sure that you do not move your phone and it is on a flat and even surface for the calibration to succeed.10If your phone shows a Calibration failed.
Try againmessage, it means that either your phone is not on a flat and even surface, or that the phone is being moved while calibration is ongoing. If this is the case, then try to calibrate again.11A Calibrated message will show if calibration is successful.
This means that you have properly calibrated the gyroscope on your Samsung Galaxy S4.12
Questions and Answers
My phone keeps on saying that calibration has failed?
This could be possibly be caused by an uneven surface. It is best to put your phone on a table or floor that is flat and even. To make sure that the surface is even, try to drop a marble or any small round object on it. Do this a few more times and observe. If it is even, then the round object should roll randomly to different sides. If it keeps rolling to a single side, then the surface could be inclined. Also, make sure that the surface is not shaking or moving, as this can distract the calibration process. If the problem continues, try to restart your phone and check if calibration can now be done. You should only seek professional help from a technician if the problem cannot be solved by any of the solutions stated here.
In order to calibrate your gyroscope you will need to lay your device level during the calibration so that you will be able to get the perfect read for your device. Also, you can restart your device and start the calibration process all over again in case it fails once more.
I have properly calibrated the gyroscope, but the game still won't respond to my phone movements?
Not all games support or use the gyroscope. Some racing games do not use the gyroscope to steer the vehicle. Also, check the game settings, as some offer options to use or not use the gyroscope.
Depending on the game you are playing you may need to adjust the settings in the game menu rather than your device. Try to change some of the settings located in your game in order to help improve the movements of the gaming experience.
I am playing a game that uses the gyroscope, but my phone won't respond to gyro movements?
Make sure that you did not turn off the gyroscope on the game settings. Also, try to update your application to the latest one, as you may be encountering a bug or glitch. Restart your phone and check if the problem is solved. If it persists, then have your device checked by the service center.
Yes, these options that you have stated are the correct steps to correcting the gyroscope in your game. Also try to change the settings in the in game settings so that you can tweak the sensitivity options of your device.
The option of gyroscope calibration is not present in my phone?
This is a common problem with Galaxy S4 devices that have been upgraded to Android Jellybean version 4.3. This option may have been overlooked during the update. Samsung has been notified of this through the various complaints that they are receiving. What you can do for now is wait an update for Samsung for a fix on this problem. Do not attempt to downgrade your phone back to Android Jellybean version 4.2.2, as most people have reported problems with their phone after doing it. The best way is to wait for Samsung's official update for the solution to this issue.
Yes, after the recent update done to the Galaxy devices the gyroscope option is no longer available on the device You are going to need to use your motions and gestures options along with the touch sensitivity.
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Hello Daniel, my question was answered through the explanation that the 4.3 version overlooked the calibration, therefore I will be waiting for an update. Thanks?
It is great to know that you find our article useful and accurate. Aside from the gyroscope calibration we have a lot of Galaxy S4 articles that may interest you. We have a full category intended for tips, tricks and how-to's for your device. You can check on the article on how to use Samsung Galaxy S4.
I can't find the gyro calibration on my S4, after i updated my software to 4.3 jelly bean?
I can't find the gyro calibration on my S4, after i updated my software to 4.3 jelly bean.Is there any chance or procedures to get it back?
As mentioned in this article, Samsung's Android 4.3 leaves Gyroscope Calibration off and Samsung has been notified of this concern through people raising the same problem. For now, what you can do is to wait for the Samsung to fix this through an update, you can also downgrade your operating system to Android Jellybean version 4.2.2 but it will not be a good move. Everyone is waiting for Samsung to fix this issue and we will let you know and update this article once changes has been rolled out.
No, that option is no longer available on your S4 your other options are motions and gestures or the ability to increase the touch sensitivity.
In the step: "Under Motions and Gestures, tap on the bottom option, Gyroscope Calibration. " It doesn't show gyroscope calibration?
In the step: "Under
Motions and Gestures Gyroscope Calibration
The gyro calibration option is not longer in the device after the update that has taken place on the Samsung Galaxy S4. You can use the other methods in order to increase touch sensitivity and motions on your device.
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