Disable landscape mode on home screen (iPhone 6 +)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by amseven, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. amseven macrumors newbie

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    My brother got the 6+ and was trying to figure out if its possible to disable home screen landscape mode? Anyone know of a way, or is it not possible?
     
  2. teamjaycub macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately, I don't think it's possible unless you lock screen orientation completely.

    I wish there was a setting to only disable the home screen from rotating.
     
  3. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

    Appl3FTW

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    Zoom your icons instead of standard that will disable landscape mode. Also lock the portrait mode that will stop landscape as well.
     
  4. jurob macrumors newbie

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    Tks for this!
     
  5. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    I REALLY don't like that you can't disable the home screen landscape mode without affecting other features.

    Even more annoying is that you can actually turn the phone upside down and the icons will appear the right way up, despite the fact that NO apps can run upside down.

    Seems like a terrible ui decision by Apple.
     
  6. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

    Hal~9000

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    Does the 6+ not have rotation lock on your control center? (not sure if it even affects home screen rotation or just apps)

    See attached pick with the highlighted toggle for what I mean...
     

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  7. Zinthar macrumors 6502

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    Although using the zoom mode will disable landscape mode on the home screens, it will also zoom every app as well because it changes the number of virtual points that iOS is using to render the display.

    In standard mode, the 6 Plus has 736x414 points and runs @3x to attain its 2208x1242 rendering resolution, which is then downscaled to 1080p.

    In zoomed mode, the 6 Plus adopts the 4.7" 6's 667x375 points, and runs it @3x for a 2001x1125 rendering resolution, which is also then downscaled to 1080p.

    As a result, you'll lose all of the UI options unique to the 6 Plus and get 18% less content on the screen. I recommend staying with standard mode and just using the rotation lock as necessary.
     
  8. Jd3774life macrumors regular

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    I am also upset that the home screen can be turned upside down.....

    WHAT THE HECK WERE YOU THINKING APPLE!!

    Everytime I place my phone in my pocket and then take it out to use, it is all upside down.... so then I have to turn rotation lock on... ok then I want to watch a video... crap go back and turn rotation lock off... SUCKS:(
     
  9. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    why not place it in your pocket the other way? :eek:
     
  10. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

    Hal~9000

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    [​IMG]

    Who knew it could be so simple? :eek: ;)
     

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