Do I need to turn off my rotation lock everything I watch a YouTube video?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by himynameiscody, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Is that the only way to get it to landscape
  2. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    I'm also curious about this. Mine will start in landscape, but if I pause the video, it goes to portrait and refuses to go back unless I turn the rotation lock off. Annoying.
  3. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    Yeah it is.

    IMO I don't think a video should go Vertical at all, but I guess some users would prefer it that way.
  4. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
  5. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    I'd rather not. It's annoying to have the screen rotating when I don't want it to. The ONLY things I want landscape for are videos and games. I'll take everything else in portrait. Thank you.
  6. miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    You view safari in portrait? It makes the text too small for me.
  7. redscull macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2010
    Yes, you need to manually disable orientation lock every time you want to watch a video and then re-enable it once you're done watching videos. Very annoying.

    What's especially obnoxious is that videos ignore the mute setting. It's completely backwards. I wish videos respected the mute switch but ignored orientation lock.

    Hopefully someone at Apple actually uses mute, orientation lock, and videos and realizes how poor this experience is. And fixes it.
  8. APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    It was always Apple's intention for the "mute" switch to only disable certain, unavoidable sounds like notifications and the keyboard click. With a complete mute performed by holding the volume down button for a couple seconds.
  9. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    Yep. I always use Safari in portrait. I might have to zoom a few things but mostly don't have a problem.

    *cough* Text wrapping in Safari would be nice. *cough* :rolleyes:

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