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Orientation lock in Control Centre

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by MalusSylvestris, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    On iOS 6, if you swiped across from the dock you could access the orientation lock. If you were in portrait mode it would lock you in portrait mode; if you were in landscape mode it would lock you in landscape. Just as you would expect.

    Now, with Control Centre, it locks you in portrait mode even if you are in landscape mode when you open it. Is this a bug or some weird deliberate design decision?
  2. macrumors regular

    I dont think it would lock you in landscape in iOS 6, just tried it now and it automatically reverts back to portrait :confused:
  3. macrumors member

    I'm sure it did. I used to lock it in landscape mode for browsing web pages with small text, so the pages were wider. I can't be making this up surely?
  4. macrumors 6502

    I have to agree with the other guy. I'm positive it never locked in landscape mode.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    It always locked to portrait, for me.

    Maybe a jailbreak thing?
  6. macrumors member

    Ok I just Googled this and it seems I'm wrong. Memory is a weird thing.

    Maybe I'm mixing it up with the iPad - can you do it there? (I don't have an iPad but I use them at work)
  7. macrumors 6502

    Yes, the iPad does what you're thinking.

    iPhone calls it 'Portrait Orientation Lock', and iPad calls it just 'Orientation Lock', which makes sense.
  8. macrumors regular

    It works on iPad not on iPhone
  9. macrumors 6502

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure on the iPad you can lock landscape. Never on iPhone tough. But actually I've almost never used it.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Nope, stock iOS 6 never did this. IIRC this was what you would get if you had Flipswitch installed.

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