Google Maps uses the magnetometer on your Android device to determine which direction you are heading. To improve the accuracy of your device’s location, you need to calibrate the compass on Android in the Google Maps application.

Your device needs a magnetometer for the compass feature to work, and almost every Android smartphone has it built-in. You should also install the Google Maps Android app if you haven’t already.

These instructions should work on all newer versions of Android.

Checking the accuracy of the direction of Google Maps

Before calibrating your compass, check if the direction of your device is accurately indicated in the Maps Google app.

Open the Google Maps app on an Android device and look for the blue circular icon that shows your location. If it’s not visible, tap the round bubble icon in the lower right corner.
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It will bring up your location, as far as Google Maps hear it. The direction of your device indicates by a blue flashlight-like beam around the circular location icon.
Calibrating the compass on android device
If the beam range is too wide, Google Maps will usually ask you to calibrate your compass. If not, you need to calibrate it manually.

Calibrate your Android compass in Google Maps

However, if Google Maps doesn’t automatically calibrate your compass, you need to perform a manual calibration. Open the Google Maps app, making sure the circular blue location icon on your device is visible.

Tap the location icon to view more information about your location. At the bottom, tap the “Calibrate Compass” button.
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And also, It will bring up the compass calibration screen. The current accuracy of your compass should be display at the bottom as low, medium, or high.

And also, While holding your device and following the method shown on the screen, move your phone three times, drawing an eight in the process.
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However, Google Maps will alert you once you’ve successfully calibrated your device, automatically returning to the app’s main map screen.

And also, if the calibration process is successful, the range of your steering beam should be reduced, improving the accuracy of your location in the process.