How to Calibrate Sensors on a Samsung Galaxy
Sensors are those small ignored components that are actually much more important than you think. Thanks to them, most of the most frequently used functions are implemented on your smartphone, plus, they can even save battery power. Let’s take a look at how you can calibrate smartphone sensors (or, as they are often called, sensors) and keep them in normal working condition.
Motion sensors are the most important part of a number of games, for example, Asphalt 8 or Real Racing 3. The proximity sensor also helps to save some battery power by turning off the screen while we are talking on the phone or by measuring the lighting level by setting a certain brightness value. From time to time, this or that sensor ceases to work properly for an unknown reason. Before deciding whether it is broken or not, we should try to calibrate it. Sometimes this helps to fix the problem.
Check the performance of the sensors
As we already said, sensors are very important for most of the basic functions of your phone, but from time to time they can malfunction. Sometimes the problem is that an application using a specific sensor does not correctly interpret the data. To find out if this is the case, you need to download another application that uses the same sensor and try it. For example, if the car does not respond to your movements in Asphalt 8, test on Real Racing 3.
Let’s say frankly that testing a third-party application is not always simple, but in some cases it is necessary to use some kind of application to find out whether the sensors perform the necessary measurements. Regarding smartphones of the Sony Xperia line (for example, the Xperia Z3 model), let’s say that they have built-in diagnostic tools. Access to it can be obtained through the “Settings”gt, About the devicegt, Diagnostics ”or just launch the corresponding application in the application panel. By going to the “Testing” tab, you can check the performance of each sensor individually, or perform complex diagnostics.
For those devices that do not have the above software, it is possible to check the operability of the sensors in hidden menus. To access these menus, you will need to open the dialer and enter a specific numeric combination. Android OS has a number of secret codes for accessing each of its hidden settings, although there are some codes that are different for each manufacturer.
You can check the performance of your sensors, as well as other functions such as camera, display or sound in different diagnostic modes. Here are some examples. We have code # # 4636 # # to access the status information of several components and usage statistics. For Xperia devices, we also have a code, # # 7378423 # #, using which for service tests, you can check how well the elements on the screen work.
Calibrate the sensors
There are many reasons why you will want to calibrate your phone’s sensors. This may not be necessary at all, but you may want to verify that all sensors are calibrated as needed. Or something is not working properly, and you want to make sure that this element is not out of order. Regardless of the reason, some sensors on your smartphone can be calibrated (this largely depends on both the phone and Google Play).
On a number of smartphones, starting with LG G2, you can calibrate the motion sensor by going through the Settingsgt, Home tabgt, Movement. ” Now you will be required to follow the instructions, and after a few seconds your sensor will be calibrated. By the way, there are a number of brands like Sony that do not provide the ability to calibrate all the sensors of a mobile device. In such cases, it would be wise to go to Google Play and find an application that can calibrate the sensor you need. If there is no application available, then there is another, more radical way to do this. Resetting to factory settings will automatically calibrate all the sensors of the phone.
Users with root rights, user firmware (ROM), Xposed Framework modules and other applications of this type have advanced features for personalizing and managing sensors on their phones.
Do you use a third-party application for diagnosing and calibrating sensors on your device? Does your ROM have sensor calibration firmware?