FaceTime landscape mode in Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by pmelsan, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. pmelsan macrumors newbie

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    Oct 30, 2018
    #1
    Hello all

    I have an issue and that is when I do a FaceTime video call with my iPhone and mirror the screen to the Apple TV, it won't do landscape. It does only portrait mode, which is annoying. It happens the same with Whatsapp video call.

    Mirroring anything else on landscape is no problem including WhatsApp chats, but the moment I turn into video call it goes portrait, even if I have my iPhone on landscape and can see landscape on the iPhone screen!

    Do you know why that is and how could it be fixed?

    With iPad this problem does not exist.
     
  2. pmelsan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    Could anyone who has an Apple TV and an iPhone try to FaceTime on landscape using airplay mirroring?

    This way at least I can know if it is just me or a software bug.

    Thanks!
     
  3. dave-scott macrumors newbie

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    Yes, iPhone 7 plus, iOS 11.4.1, appleTV 3rd gen tvOS 7.2.2, FaceTime has NEVER EVER rotated correctly. You can find posts going back YEARS to iOS 8 for this same problem! Unbelievable that Apple's own software does not work correctly. I found that Skype worked perfectly in the past. But today, the Skype video would fill the screen correctly in landscape, but I could not get the Skype audio to pass over airplay!! Aaaaarrrrrgggghhhh! Discovered that iPad DOES ROTATE just fine! iPad mini 2 running iOS 10.
     
  4. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I use my iPad Pro for mirroring FaceTime calls just because of this reason.
     

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