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 you do not receive the desired response, then you may need to calibrate it. This article will discuss how to calibrate the gyroscope on your Samsung Galaxy S4.

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If your device is running Jelly Bean 4.3 or higher, the following steps to calibrate the gyroscope on a Samsung Galaxy S4 will NOT work. The gyroscope calibration settings were removed when Android released the update, Jelly Bean 4.3 back in July of 2013.

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Calibrating the gyroscope on S4 (Jelly Bean 4.2 or older)

Follow the procedures below to calibrate the gyroscope on your Samsung Galaxy S4.

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    On your phone, press the "Back" button a few times until it takes you to the Home screen, or press the "Home" button once
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    Once on the Home screen, make a swiping gesture from the upper part of your screen to the lower part
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    This will open the Notification panel of your device.
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    On the upper right portion of the Notification panel, tap on the gear icon to get to the "Settings" menu.
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    You will now be taken to the Settings menu, where you can configure or change some of your phone's settings
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    By default, you will be on the Connections tab.
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    From the Settings menu, tap on the second tab, the My device tab
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    On the My Device tab, scroll your way down to the Input and Control section and tap on Motions and Gestures
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    Under Motions and Gestures, tap on the bottom option, Gyroscope Calibration
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    You will now be taken to the Gyroscope Calibration page
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    Tap on the Calibrate 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.
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    The circle on the middle part will count down from three to one, and then it will show if calibration is successful or not
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    Make sure that you do not move your phone and it is on a flat and even surface for the calibration to succeed.
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    If your phone shows a Calibration failed
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    Try again message, 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.
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    A Calibrated message will show if calibration is successful
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    This means that you have properly calibrated the gyroscope on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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Questions and Answers

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 change some of the settings located in your game in order to help improve the movements of the gaming experience.

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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 various complaints 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.

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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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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 complaining of the same problem. For now, you just need to wait for 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 have been made available.

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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.

Gyroscope calibration option missing?

When I go to type in my lockscreen pin, sometimes it misses the number "0" in my pin, so it takes a couple times to log in because I have to retype it usually 3 times. I was hoping to recalibrate the screen but I have no gyroscope calibration option under any settings on my phone. My phone is not rooted; it is stock. Thanks

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Yes, this is what happens with the newer version. You don't find gyroscope calibration under "motions and gestures" anymore. This is also granting the fact that with the newer version, it will be sharper in a way that you won't have any problem typing in any keys. The touchscreen is supposed to detect your taps faster.

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Your device will eventually get used to it and you will avoid having that issue with the number "0".

My S4 has no such option; it only has air gesture, motion, and palm motion

There is only one reason why the Gyroscope is not present on your Samsung Galaxy S4. This is due to the Android firmware that you have installed on your phone. For Samsung Galaxy Phones and even to other phone brand, the Gyroscope is no longer an added feature for your devise. It is basically being removed for some reason. If you want to calibrate the phone's touch sensitivity, you do not need to do it manually as the phone will automatically calibrate the sensor on your phone. If you want to have the Gyroscope back on your phone, what you can do is to root the phone to install a 4.2 firmware. But you may not receive any phone official updates and you would update at your own risk.

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Your device will eventually get used to it and you will avoid that issue with the number "0".

My S4 running droid 4.4.2 has a fault?

After a short while, the auto rotate reverses my camera and web browser. The only way to reset it is to Factory Reset and after an hour or so the problem is back

If by reverse you mean that the letters appear to have some sort of mirror effect instead of just rotating, it needs to be fixed. You have to send your S4 back to its service center to have it replaced or fixed.

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It's not possible since the last Android update?

The calibration is not possible since the last Android update. Have you got a solution?

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What do I do about bad reception?

When I have a call (either one I made or received) the other person tells me my voice goes out a bit, sounds muffled, and can have an echo. I just got my daughter's used S4, and I'm wondering if it needs to be re-calibrated OR if the case is hampering the call. I have tried: I've tried working with the sounds. I think it was caused by: I don't know if it's the cover or needs re-calibration

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Google cardboard is crooked - title is too short?

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Won't text correctly, how do I fix?

When texting on my Samsung 4 Galaxy it tends to not respond and then it goes crazy, the screen scrolls down and other words are being texted without me on the screen

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