Do I have to text with the iPhone upright?

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  1. rust.puppet macrumors regular

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    just wondering because I didn't see a setti g for it and I attempted turning it sideways but nothing happens
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yes. Text is only in portrait mode for the time being.
     
  3. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Unless you jb and install biteSMS.
     
  4. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    You can text with the iPhone upside-down, sideways, or backwards. It may be more difficult to type, but if you have a good idea of the one and only key layout, it shouldn't be too bad. There may be a learning curve, though. It's all just a matter of personal preference.
     
  5. Opie macrumors 6502a

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    Yes upright only. The iphone is capable of landscape mode texting but only if jailbroken. I believe Apple will update it eventually.
     
  6. jmann macrumors 604

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    Unless you jailbreak and download irealsms.

    Here is what is looks like

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  7. ex8886 macrumors member

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    LOL, no need to rub it in to the people who are anti-jb. But it is so much easier texting in landscape!
     
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  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I don't have a problem texting in portrait mode.
     
  10. jmann macrumors 604

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    The OP never said anything about being anti-Jailbreak. But I think that the texting is a good reason for him to consider it :). I will never go back to an unjailbroken phone. It's too bland.

    I don't either, I like it. But there are times when landscape is more convienient/comfortable. :D
     
  11. ex8886 macrumors member

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    I don't either. You can get quite fast with auto-correct. However, not as fast as in landscape! And if you're typing in another language, landscape texting is the way to go!
     
  12. ex8886 macrumors member

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    Oh, I didn't mean the OP with that. It was just the first time I saw someone posting pictures of realsms in this (nonhacks) forum. Sorry if I wasn't clear on that.
     
  13. jmann macrumors 604

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    What does landscape have to do with typing in another language? :confused:
     
  14. ex8886 macrumors member

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    When you're typing in another language (that doesn't have autocorrect) you have to hit every letter correctly (since you're not being corrected). When you're in landscape mode, the virtual keyboard is spaced further apart and the letters are bigger as opposed to portrait mode. Since the letters on the keyboard are much bigger, you are less likely to make an error while typing. And since you make less errors, you can type faster!
     
  15. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Give yourself a cookie.:rolleyes:
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Thanks, I will.:p
     
  17. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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    I actually find it easier to text on portrait than landscape mode :)
     
  18. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

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    Any gripes about it? Is it free?
     
  19. jmann macrumors 604

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    No it costs 13 dollars *cough* but it has great features like, quick reply where you can reply to a text without closing your current application. It is very very useful and I don't know how I could live with out it. It should be built into the stock sms app..
     
  20. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    biteSMS is free, if all you want is landscape SMS (it also does SMS forwarding, though). It's a good app - a little buggy, though, I find I need to exit the app and go back in to read a new text. But all in all, nice to be able to text in landscape!
     
  21. Poat84 macrumors 6502

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    This makes me want the phone even more!!!:cool:
     

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