Compass 4+


    • 3.3 • 582 Ratings
    • Free


Find compass directions, see your latitude, longitude, and elevation, all with Compass from Apple.


• See the latitude and longitude of your current location.

• Check your elevation above sea level on iPhone 6 (or later) models.

• Tap the screen to lock in the current heading, then watch for a red band to see if you’re on course.

Compass for Apple Watch:

• Rotate the Digital Crown to switch between hybrid, analog and orienteering views

• Add a Compass Waypoint to mark a point of interest like your campsite, tent or scenic lookout. Compass Waypoints you have saved can also be set as complications on your Watch face.

• Edit Compass Waypoints, set a bearing and see your compass heading, incline and elevation right on Apple Watch

• Activate Backtrack when you are out on a walk, hike or bicycle ride to create a digital route back to your place of origin. Tap the Backtrack button to start recording your route and tap it again when you are ready to retrace your steps.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
582 Ratings

582 Ratings

Goldenneko ,

Not working

Totally frozen. Deleted app, rebooted, reinstalled - nope. Still frozen. Changes altitude, and location, but the compass doesn’t move.
Wondering if it’s a phone thing - literally something with the physical phone - because both my iPhones won’t work with this app. Or any other compass app.

LelandJ ,

Utterly useless. iPhone 11 Pro, iOS 15.5.

I’m riding on a trip and comparing this app’s orientation with what Apple Maps is giving me, and Maps eventually corrects itself while Compass is stubbornly between 90 and 180 degrees off.

Speaking of Maps: when I first tapped the icon to change Maps’s orientation from North-up to forward-up, it was also completely wrong. After some time, Maps realized that my iPhone’s “forward” meant “in the direction of travel”, so it reoriented the view to be correct.

Calibration tricks aren’t working. Turning its privacy permissions off and on isn’t working. Restarting the phone isn’t helping. Deleting and re-downloading Compass didn’t help.

allnamestakenbullshit ,


I’ve used this app many times and trusted what coordinates given to be accurate. However I have noticed when lining up my telescope to point north, the north is at one point for example at the 1 o’clock position, then after setting everything up and ready to use I double check. That’s when I’ve noticed repeatedly what was 1 o’clock(north) 10min ago has moved to around 10 o’clock. Shouldn’t north always be north, why would it change even a degree. Fortunately I’m in my back yard and not lost in the wilderness relying on this app

App Privacy

The developer, Apple, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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