get iPhone to have rotate lock instead of mute controls?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tbluhp, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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    When you double click home button and swipe left instead of having volume controls and mute button why no rotate lock? I though the older iphones had this feature as I used this feature before.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Just something Apple opted to fiddle with. We all want different toggles there. Well not "all" but many would find benefit in it.
     
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Wait, what are we talking about here?

    My iPhone 5 with 6.0.1 has a rotate lock there. What phone are you using?
     
  4. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    That's exactly where it is.
     

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  5. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

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    why would one want to keep rotate lock on? just wondering...
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G4

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    If you want to use your iPhone lying in bed on your side.

    It's there but not intuitive to find.
     
  7. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I have it on 99% of the time.

    I only use the phone in landscape mode where it makes sense for me. That is pretty much limited to three things:

    1) Videos

    2) Games like Angry Birds (which ignore the lock anyway)

    3) Camera (also ignores the lock)
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G4

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    Except viewing landscape photos while portrait locked is highly annoying so it's not practical to keep it on all the time.
     
  9. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I don't do that, so it's not a problem.
     
  10. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did have this feature in my iphone dock but now I don't know how to get it back?
     
  11. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G4

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    Double click the home button and swipe to right.
     

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