Other How is there no home screen landscape mode on the Max?

Applenoob34

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 18, 2014
345
122
i was seriously considering upgrading from the X until seeing that the home screen doesn’t rotate to landscape. While this isn’t a total deal breaker, how is this even possible. How does the 8+ have this feature and not the Max? Is this a Face ID sensor issue or what?

I’ve searched the forum here and haven’t seen anything discussing this.
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
48,509
17,172
  • Like
Reactions: Newtons Apple

lwilliams

macrumors 6502
Nov 27, 2012
318
110
Athens, GA
I just discovered that, by accident last night. I had a 6 Plus and then a 7 Plus before the Xs Max. I NEVER EVER used "home screen landscape". Never found a reason to do so after first seeing it do it.

Now, landscape modes in apps......Yes, all the time!!!!!
 
  • Like
Reactions: EugW

OBirder

macrumors 6502
May 13, 2015
362
255
It was pretty handy when you were using an app in landscape then closed it. There was no need to turn the phone back to portrait to do the next task.
Exactly.

I used either Apple Maps or Google Maps in Landscape. I was able to switch quickly to home screen and opened contacts, calendar etc. and switch back.
 

Applenoob34

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 18, 2014
345
122
Just because some of you don’t use this feature doesn’t mean it’s useless or “meh.”

That’s like me saying split view on others phones is not big deal because I don’t use it.

For my usage, and in my opinion, the phone took a step backwards by eliminating this feature. Like another user stated, I have a kickstand on my phone for landscape mode and it’s annoying to pick it back up to find the next app in portrait mode. Is this a huge deal? Not really, but some people used this feature more than others. Which would make it an important feature for them.
 

chasonstone

macrumors 6502
Dec 24, 2010
264
283
Kentucky
Personally, I don't understand why they just don't make the apps rotate in their spot. This way if you're say, watching a movie in landscape, but wanted to close out and jump over to messages and remain in landscape you could do so without feeling awkward locating the sideways app icon.

Not really a huge deal, especially given not every app has landscape support (something I DO wish Apple would do with all of their own apps)
 
  • Like
Reactions: doboy

Vermifuge

macrumors 68000
Mar 7, 2009
1,992
1,492
i was seriously considering upgrading from the X until seeing that the home screen doesn’t rotate to landscape. While this isn’t a total deal breaker, how is this even possible. How does the 8+ have this feature and not the Max? Is this a Face ID sensor issue or what?

I’ve searched the forum here and haven’t seen anything discussing this.
How? Apple program it to do so.

Some apps do, like contacts switch to a split screen view
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.