iPhone 5 scroll locking

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by laudern, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    I didnt know whether to post this in ios or iphone forum but i figure it might be more to do with the software??

    Anyway here is the issue.

    If i put my finger on the screen and start scrolling vertically or horizontally, the scrolling direction will "lock" into that motion. So If i scroll down and try to slightly scroll to the left/right, the webpage will not scroll left or right.

    And the same thing for if I am scrolling horizontally. If I am scrolling left and try to flick up the page, it will not do anything.

    I need to take my finger off the phone put it back on and then scroll the direction I want to go.

    If I put my finger on the phone and straight away do a circle motion I can then scroll in any which way, but as soon as I go scroll in one direction for too long it will 'lock" the scrolling and to change to horizontal scrolling, i need to take the finger off.

    Is this normal???
     
  2. laudern thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    On further inspection I have found I need to wait for the slider bars to disappear before I can put my finger on the screen again to slide in a different direction. If I try while the slider bar is still visible it will be locked in the direction I was scrolling previously
     
  3. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    Completely natural; the behaviour is actually patented by Apple.
     
  4. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a

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    This is so that if you are scrolling down a page with one hand, you can keep scrolling without accidentally moving to the side and seeing the other bits.... Patented innovation :) Haha
     
  5. laudern thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    On deer. It's terrible. I can't believe not more has been said about it
     
  6. alexander25 macrumors regular

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    i, and probably everyone else, actually like this feature..

    when you're scrolling on a big page, you would end up scrolling diagonally every time because your finger doesn't move straight down all the time.
     
  7. laudern thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hunmm ok. Do you know when this got introduced? I had a 3G with whatever that latest iOS4 was on it and now the iPhone 5
     

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