iPad Does anybody here use the iPad in portrait mode at all?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by saintforlife, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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    I almost exclusively use it in landscape mode. It is easier to hold and I feel stuff just looks more natural in landscape: webpages, movies etc.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    i'm the exact opposite. nearly exclusively in portrait mode. like a book.

    it's great that it supports both preferences.
     
  3. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    I use it in portrait all the time unless watching a movie
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    This and the odd game.
     
  5. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    I alternate so much that I was really pissed when Apple got rid of the orientation lock switch. I still have my original iPad Air so will be enjoying the switch for some time, but when it comes time to upgrade I will miss it big time!

    How hard was it for them to keep the switch around, or at least maybe convert it into a button? (hold it down for 1s to toggle)
     
  6. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    I use portrait mode for iBooks and landscape for Safari.
     
  7. smooth macrumors 6502

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    I use it exclusively in portrait mode, except for a couple games where there is no choice...
     
  8. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    I use it 90% of the time in landscape but mostly because my case makes it a pain to use it in portrait. When I take the case off I immediately feel like using it in portrait.
     
  9. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    I use portrait mode a lot, even more so since I switched from a full size to a mini. I think it was a great call by Apple to give the iPad a 4:3 aspect ratio, as this is what facilitates a good portrait mode experience.
     
  10. JoeRito macrumors 6502a

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  11. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Use it in portrait mode all of the time except for when watching movies/videos or using Safari
     
  12. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm almost exclusively a portrait user.

    You can do this in control center. Nice and easy with fewer physical buttons that can break.
     
  13. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Yes about 99% of the time. In fact I have the rotation lock on.
     
  15. Jeff R macrumors 6502

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    Portrait unless watching a video or browsing pictures.
     
  16. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  17. addictzz macrumors 6502

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    90% of the time I use in portrait mode. The only times I use it landscape is for some games and movies.

    Thus I wonder why most of ipad cases offer landscape viewing. There should be equal cases that offer portrait viewing like moshi versacover.
     
  18. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    i find portrait mode more natural. maybe if it ran an OS similar to OS X i would find landscape more natural.
     
  19. iPadDad macrumors 6502

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    I am a what you might call a power user ;-) , all I use is iPad, when I am working at a desk it is in landscape, I use it in portrate hardly ever, it's also much easier to type with it in landscape as the keyboard is bigger.
     
  20. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Most of the time, yeah. It feels more like a natural piece of paper in portrait.

    I only use it in landscape for:
    - games
    - videos
    - rare website that plays better with landscape
    - when in my keyboard cover
     
  21. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    It depends on what I'm doing. Mostly landscape though as I use a keyboard case.
     
  22. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    For reading articles and web browsing I tend to use it in portrait. For games and videos I use in landscape.
     
  23. bushido Suspended

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    just like my iPhone I mostly use it in portrait mode unless I am watching something or a game requires it
     
  24. JustinePaula macrumors regular

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    The only issue I have with my ipad mini is the audio playback system, it sucks...it is one sided when not using headphones, if you hold the ipad in landscape mode all the sound plays out of one side, which bizarrely for reasons only known to Jony, is called stereo..

    Given there are 2 sections of small dots, I assume are audio holes, under-which are 2 mono speakers when stereo is selected plays stereo audio...

    Why not have the 2nd of the tiny speakers on the opposite side of the ipad when held in landscape mode???
     
  25. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    Using my Tablet (almost) only in landscape mode.
     

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