Turn off cover flow?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jcafaro10, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Is it possible? It's completely useless for me because I don't tag my music by albums so its just annoying to look at and then I have to tilt it up correctly to see what is actually playing. It'd be nice to just disable coverflow and just never NOT show now playing when I tilt the screen.
  2. macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2008
    If it really takes an insurmountable effort to rotate the touch 90 degrees, you can just tap the album cover and it will show what's in the album, with the tune that's playing marked with a blue arrowhead.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Because when I'm running/driving/etc. sometimes I don't really wanna fiddle with the ipods tilt sensor which isn't always sensing the right orientation. It'd be nice to just lock it in now playing mode or something. I only really care about the tilt sensor when I'm web browsing anyway.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2006
    Bay Area
    I agree! I hate coverflow. Once you're done showing it to some friends last June, its annoying and useless. I'd love a way to disable it.
  5. macrumors regular


    Feb 27, 2006
    I have way to much music, and frequantly forget artist's names due to the type of music I listen too - So coverflow is awesome. I don't find it useless at all - I love it!
  6. PMB
    macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2007
    New York
    I wish... it would be sooo nice if that could be diabled.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2008
    I just wish it had play controls. If you tapped, say, somewhere not on an album, they would appear as if by magic. I would also like to see coverflow update the album if I am listening to my music shuffled. I usually am at my desk at work with my iPod plugged in so battery consumption is not an issue.

    Coverflow is neat, it just wasn't thought completely through. They could add a bit to it and it would be more useful.

  8. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2008
    Upstate Central NY
    Here's what I'd like to see with cover flow options in a software update:

    1) Disable/enable
    2) select which genres are in coverflow
    3) ability to dictate sort-order heirachy among genre, album and/or artist

  9. macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2009
    Yes you can disable coverflow!


    Glad you like coverflow but it truly is useless.

    The accelerometer in general is useless. I hate when I am using the calculator and it decides that I tilted the phone and switches to the full function calculator but then I have to shake the hell out of the phone to get it to switch back. I would rather have an on screen toggle instead of the dumb accelerometer.

    Anyway just jailbreak your phone, install Cydia, then install NoRotation and you can toggle the accelerometer on and off. I love leaving it off.

    Too bad Apple wants to hurt its customers with crap that is not needed or wanted. Just a gimmick that a programmer thought up. Just like that idiotic compass; you would have to be brain dead to use the compass. It is just a gimmick to show your friends and after 2 minutes of playing with you never open it again but you have to look at the silly icon forever. At a minimum Apple should make all the free apps available on the AppStore and let you remove the crap you don't want.

  10. macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2010

    if you are trying to disable the icons that will not go away when u hold them and they don"t show an (x) at the top. you can install an app from cydia but i can't remember the name of it but i have it. and the post above mine does let u disable cover flow
  11. macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2010
    Turning off cover flow

    Apologies if im wrong, but on my iPhone i can double tap the home button, then scroll left on the bar at the bottom, which reveals a screen orientation lock. If you click this it locks the phone in the portrait position, also disabling coverflow. I have no idea if this feature is on the iPod touch, but give it a try anyway.
  12. macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    This only works for iOS 4 devices and I suspect it's unique to the iPhone 4. I don't have a 3rd gen iPod touch or iPhone 3GS to confirm this 100% though.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2009
    Back from the dead....

    Anything to be done these days? Completely useless to me and a major annoyance when it kicks in.
  14. macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2014
    Yea.. disable rotation in control center.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2009
    That's what I've been doing. Not a fan of how it disables rotation everywhere.

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