7Plus won't rotate in ZOOMED

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by EaglesPDX, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. EaglesPDX macrumors newbie

    EaglesPDX

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    iPhone 7 Plus. When in "Standard" screen, it will rotate. When "Zoomed" it will not rotate.

    Is this a bug or a feature?
     
  2. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    It's always worked that way, going back to the 6 Plus and iOS 8.
     
  3. EaglesPDX thread starter macrumors newbie

    EaglesPDX

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    A feature then. Apple support didn't ask me if I had Zoomed on when I called. They said sometimes it gets stuck and try a Restart or Reset. Reset apeeared to work as it reset to Standard view and rotate worked. As soon as I went back to Zoomed. It froze in portrait.

    Shame it's a feature as I was hoping for bug fix. Wonder why it can't rotate or why Apple would think people who like Zoomed mode would not want screen to rotate?
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's not that someone wouldn't want to rotate, it's that they don't have rotation worked out for that type of view basically, kind of like it is in the non-Plus iPhone versions (as zoomed view essentially makes it more or less the equivalent of that in that sense).
     
  5. EaglesPDX thread starter macrumors newbie

    EaglesPDX

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    And non-plus screens all rotate. Zoomed and Rotation should be two seperate issues and functions. That Zoomed is only available 50%(?) of the time sure seems like a bug...or just lazy programming.

    I got the Plus because I wanted the zoomed view, my 6s screen in a slightly larger view.

    Still no warning about it when activating and Apple support never asked if I had Zoomed on, you'd think that would be the firsts question.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Non-plus iPhones don't support home screen rotation.
     
  7. Jaredm1995 macrumors newbie

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    The 7 plus will not change to landscape mode while set on "zoomed" mode. I'm unsure if that is an iOS 10 bug, but it is known that it won't work.

    -Apple Tech Specialist.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's by design basically, as mentioned earlier in the thread.
     
  9. EaglesPDX thread starter macrumors newbie

    EaglesPDX

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    More a lack of good design but nothing is perfect and the plus overall design serves its purpose with the bigger display.
     

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