Any way to make it so YouTube is always in landscape?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    Almost all other functions on the iPhone are easier to perform in portrait, yet watching videos is almost always better in landscape and often a good part of the screen is cut off when in portrait.

    It's a hassle and inefficient to have to unlock rotation to switch back and forth every time you wanna watch something.
     
  2. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    the only way would be if the app itself supported that feature.



    it does not.
     
  3. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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  4. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ya since iOS 4
     
  5. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    I've only ever used iOS 6 outside of playing around in the store, so bear with my ignorance.
     
  6. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Lol no worries.
     
  7. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

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    The other alternative would be to leave the screen orientation unlocked until you require it to be locked. I find the times I need to lock orientation is much less frequent than when I need it unlocked.

    Leave it unlocked as default.
     
  8. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Really? I need it locked 99% of the time, it's 100 x easier to hold the phone vertically and impossible to hold it horizontally with one hand
     
  9. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Why do you need it locked at all? Just hold the phone in portrait mode. When you need landscape mode just tilt the phone. I have never needed that locking feature. I really don't get why it's there. Just hold the phone the way you intend to use it.
     
  10. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

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    The only time I use it is if I'm reading an iBook while lying down.. I want to read portrait and if I'm lying on one side it reverts to landscape. Very annoying.
     
  11. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Oh I see. I don't read books on my phone. If I did, I would lock it too.
     
  12. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Because if I don't lock it it switches back and forth on me, especially when laying down...as the poster below me said.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    but given that you typically only lie down and use your phone in a way where that might play a role only a few times a day and likely even less than that, seems like the orientation lock is mainly only needed a few times a day (if not less than that) compared to when it's not really needed. It seems like that's what another poster was kind of pointing out.
     
  14. Baggio macrumors 6502

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    It's useful on the iPad, but not as much for the iPhone. This is just from personal use of both devices. I tend to want to lock the orientation on my iPad, but not so much on the iPhone.
     
  15. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No I want it to stay in portrait most of the time as it's the best and easiest way to use your phone (one handed). If I don't it jumps around.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    How does using the phone one-handed make it jump around? I guess that's something that I and pehaps some other posters might be missing.
     
  17. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    This may be helpful information:

    iOS7 allows for quick screen lock and unlock from the bottom widget (whatever they are calling it) which is literally available from every screen, including the lock screen.
     

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  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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