Fixed portrait even when in car dock

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by araje, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have tried a lot but I haven't been able to figure out a way to have settings and the dialer app tow work with me in landscape when the phone is in landscape mode. The phone continues to be in portrait mode even when physically in landscape mode.
    Looks very odd when it does that in the car dock and I am driving.
     
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    Tyler23

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    Settings and phone do not rotate to landscape mode, ever. The only apple stock apps I can think of that do are safari, messages, music, calendar and mail.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh what a shame. So apple expects us to use the iPhone in this mode while driving in a car ? It has to be better than this
     
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    SnowLeopard OSX

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    Use Siri to make call hands free while in the car.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well yes I can use Siri for that but then here's a practical case.
    I am on say interstate 5 and my next turn is 20 miles away. So the phone automatically shuts off and around 2 miles before the turn it wakes up by itself to announce the turn. At that time it just comes up with a screen with unlock slider looking like vertical slider and the maps fallen to the side while it announces the turn. Looks very funny. Don't tell me you haven't seen or noticed this. I am surprised how come this is not noticed.
    Any suggestions ?
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Plug in a car charger and the screen wont shut off?
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well these are just workarounds.
    I like the way my screen shuts off when the music continues on Bluetooth over car speakers and my next exit is like 80miles away. The screen shuts off and then automatically comes back up when I am 2 miles before my exit along with a announcement. At that time is what I am talking about - the upright slider and the fallen screen.
     
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    I don't think so
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    I think it's because most people dock their iPhone in portrait mode...
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    I always have my phone plugged in if I am using it as a Sat Nav (And in portrait mode, never landscape) so not a problem for me.
     
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    From A Buick 8

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    Op your time will be better spent training yourself to like ^ this view, then trying to find a fix for your issue with it.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup, I am on it. Trying to get used to this view now.
    But it's better than seeing the pull up scroll unlock :)
    Gosh, this is like an incomplete implementation in iOS 6.

    Thanks anyways
     
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    Useless comment. It's clearly more than just a phone.
     
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    From A Buick 8

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    I have several Map apps Waze, MotionX and Apple maps and all of those i prefer in portrait mode. Good luck.

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    To give him the benefit of the doubt, he did not say it's "Only" a cell phone :D
     
  17. macrumors 601

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    Nope. If it's a deal-breaker for you I know that there are Android devices that will do this. You need to select solutions that meet your needs and requirements.

    The GPS receiver on any device will chew through batteries so I'd recommend powering it as well.
     
  18. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hopefully you don't use it as just a cell phone

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    Well I actually came from the android world. On interstates I prefer portrait mode and in cities landscape helps since you get a better left and right view. But it's okay, there was no harm in asking. I am now trying to get used to the view.
     

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