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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Applenoob34, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Applenoob34 macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2014
    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.
  2. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Face ID doesn’t work in landscape so no point really. It works in certain apps which is surely more useful than having it on the home screen. Can’t see why it would be useful to have on the home screen
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
  4. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Home screen landscape mode was meh anyways.
  5. lwilliams macrumors 6502


    Nov 27, 2012
    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!!!!!
  6. Applenoob34 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2014
    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.
  7. OBirder macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2015

    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.
  8. Applenoob34 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2014
    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.
  9. chasonstone macrumors 6502


    Dec 24, 2010
    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)
  10. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    How? Apple program it to do so.

    Some apps do, like contacts switch to a split screen view

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