I wish the iPhone 6 Plus would not rotate upside down.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WilliamG, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    This has bothered me so much from day one. It makes literally no sense that the home screen and email can rotate upside down on the 6 Plus. Safari doesn't, and no other app does. Just drives me nuts.

    I know you can use rotation lock but that limits landscape functionality. I find myself enabling and disabling it a lot, now, whereas I never had to on my 5s and earlier models.

    Do you think Apple cares, though?
     
  2. Huliodude macrumors member

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    I agree, it's a useless feature that doesn't help at all.
     
  3. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816

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    Lock the screen rotation?
    Mine isn't rotating, is it because I have it on lock?
     
  4. cababah macrumors 68000

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    I agree. It's so annoying taking it out of your pocket and having to wait for the screen to rotate 180 degrees.
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I would actually love it if everything had the option to rotate fully upside down. In our car without a mount I sometimes place my phone in the cupholder while charging. Running a map here would be ideal. Hell, using the entire UI while plugged in would be ideal this way.
     
  6. jumpmandds macrumors regular

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    Man I thought I was the only 1 who hates this feature
     
  7. Essa86 macrumors member

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    I totally agree. I noticed this today. When ever I pull out my phone from my pocket and open the lock with Touch ID I notice the screen flips because it was on the opposite side. Annoying sometimes.
     
  8. ToddH macrumors 65816

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    Well the iPad does it... Do you complain about that too? Upside down rotation is helpful when taking photographs close to the
    ground. Besides, the screen will rotate back to normal in less than a second.... Not a big deal!!!!!
     
  9. cababah macrumors 68000

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    The problem is that you don't take your iPad out of your pocket 50+ times a day
     
  10. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Upside down is mildly annoying. What is massively annoying is when my phone decides not to rotate at all in the messages app. Or it rotates and the keyboard doesn't work until I rotate back to vertical and then back to landscape.
     
  11. HolyGrail macrumors 6502

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    Although it has been beneficial to me because of the case I have on my Iphone 6, I can understand how annoying it can be for others.

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  12. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    You'd probably find it annoying if that app you're using didn't work upside down, like 99.9% of apps don't.

    I wouldn't be *as* bothered if Apple had any consistency among its apps in what works upside down and what doesn't.
     
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    HolyGrail macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I agree. I only use it to charge up my iphone as I read safari. That 1% app is all I want in this use.
     
  14. Shikaka macrumors regular

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    Only good thing about 6+ home screen rotation is when 6 owners see it for the first time and try to make their screen rotate too.
     
  15. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    How do you get Safari to rotate like that? Safari is one of the many apps that doesn't rotate upside down for me..

    Or am I to assume you meant you use something else since Safari doesn't rotate upside down? :) That app you have *looks* like Safari, but is not quite right...
     
  16. HolyGrail macrumors 6502

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    Oh, it's a tweet from Cydia called upsidedown. It apparently was meant to be a joke app. I was looking for something to allow me to stand up my phone and still be able to read Safari. This app did the trick. (You have to be in Safari first in order to turn it upside down) I have only used it for Safari I don't know or think it works for anything else tho.
     
  17. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    Ah for jailbroken phones, then. Not for me. Too much hassle. :)
     
  18. w00master macrumors 65816

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    I wish the iPhone 6 Plus would not rotate upside down.


    This honestly bothers you? Here's the fix: turn it right side up. Simples!!

    And as others have said, the iPad has done this since day 1. Oh noes!!!
     
  19. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thank you, thank you for COMPLETELY missing the point. Did you... ever notice that the iPad is USABLE in all orientations?

    See, let me grab my iPad and turn it on, upside down. Safari works in that orientation, Messages works, Calendar works, Photos works - EVERYTHING works upside down. NO issue.

    See, let me grab my iPhone 6 Plus and turn it on, upside down. Email works upside down! Wait, Safari doesn't work. Wait, Messages doesn't work. Wait, Photos doesn't work, and Calendar doesn't work. NOTHING works upside down!

    And then, if you couple that with the iOS 8 bugs - e.g. not wanting to rotate back until you rotate the phone once and then back, it becomes a downright nuisance.

    Again, thank you for missing the point. :rolleyes:
     
  20. recoil80 macrumors 68020

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    That's because upside down can be enabled/disabled by the developer. So some apps may work upside down while other apps may refuse to rotate.
    It can be pretty annoying, so the best move by Apple would be to include a setting to disable upside down orientation. Now you can lock the orientation but you lose the ability to rotate landscape, we need one more choice.
     
  21. yegon macrumors 68030

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    Still find this supremely annoying. Under no circumstances do I ever want an upside down home screen on my 6 Plus. Somewhat bizarrely, seems to have happened a lot lately.
     
  22. bas.o macrumors newbie

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    I too was annoyed of that constant flipping around. I switched over to the zoomed view get rid of that annoyance...:p:p:p
     
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  24. bas.o macrumors newbie

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    Sorry I wasn't specific, the iPhone 6 plus only flips around on the standard display zoom. When on the zoomed display zoom it will not flip.
     

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