any way to rotate the keyboard for text messaging ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thefnshow, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. thefnshow macrumors regular

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    is there any way to rotate the keyboard for text messaging or is there another text messaging program available? the little keyboard's sensitivity is really the only thing holding me back from getting the iphone
     
  2. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Sadly no.

    I want to be able to do this for texting and for email. Why Apple didn't include this I don't know. :confused:
     
  3. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    This answer could have been found with a simple search.
     
  4. thefnshow thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks...that's what i thought...looks like a samsung omnia for me
     
  5. chrisparr macrumors regular

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    That's fine, but don't rush into that purchase.

    I had a play with one today and the UI is far from intuitive. I also found it clunky and the touch screen unresponsive.
     
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  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    While I don't think I'd use a landscape keyboard much, it would be nice to have the option.
     
  8. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Your answer could also be found with a simple search.
     
  9. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know what you guys are talking about. My iPhone 3G has had horizontal typing in SMS since day one. I simply turn my phone into landscape and type.

    It takes getting used to the keyboard that way but it works.
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    ^^^I'd love to see a picture or screen shot of that, because I surely can't do it on my iPhone.
     
  11. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

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    heres the thing that really bothers me.. Apple can obviously do it because they have landscape keyboard in Safari, just try it. It's awesome, i use it for posting on message boards and all that. The fact that I can't use it in SMS is pretty stupid, even though I find the normal keyboard for SMS to be just fine.
     
  12. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Pictures?
     
  13. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Mine doesn't do this. :confused:
     
  14. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry I was being sarcastic lol, I meant you can turn your phone landscape however the keyboard doesnt move. You can still type in landscape that way...thats why I said it takes getting used to to type like that.

    Sorry for the confusion lol.
     
  15. StoneColdSober macrumors 6502

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    For those that think it can't be done.....as Deadman64 suggested, SMS in landscape mode. :D
     

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  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Sweet!
     
  17. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup lol thats what I have been doing. :cool:
     
  18. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    well, have you ever IMed on the iphone in landscape method?? You can not see what was texted to your earlier, so if you get another text fromt he same person while responding, then you have to switch back to portrait mode just to see what they texted.

    It is a silly reason not to, because people still want it, but it just isnt that nessecary.
     
  19. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I hate to be one of those people, but I think it's easier to write in portrait mode. I'm just faster at it. Maybe it's just because most of the time I am forced to write in it, but I have better accuracy in portrait mode. The only time I type in landscape mode on my phone is when I'm looking at MacRumors and that's just because it's easier to read in landscape mode.
     
  20. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    And instead of being a troll, you could have just left the topic.
     
  21. obliterations macrumors newbie

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    If you could text in landscape mode, the keys could be spaced out a little to make it easier for people with bad eyesight to type.

    As for not being able to see what your responding to I don't think that would matter very much after you just read the message and turned your phone sideways to text back.

    What I would really like to see is the ability to increase the text size.

    So simple, and would make a world of difference to people with bad eyesight.

    (my girl has albinism)
     
  22. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

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    im surprised noone else has acknowledged the fact that it DOES work on safari.. which is rediculous that it would work there and NOT SMS.
     
  23. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    i did explain a scenario where not being able to see what you are responding to would be an issue.. Have you ever gotten two texts back to back?
     
  24. StoneColdSober macrumors 6502

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    The problem is the way the iPhone's SMS app displays the threaded messages. The message bubbles takes up extra room and would make reading a message in the SMS thread hard if not impossible to read. If Apple does add landscape mode to SMS they really need to add the option to change how the messages are displayed to resolve this issue.
     

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