iPhone Screen won't rotate in new Facebook app (merged)

tiggilee

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Original poster
Aug 23, 2012
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Bellingham, WA
Just downloaded the new FB app. When I tilt my iPhone (4s) the screen does not rotate. It's like the orientation is locked (but it's not). Other apps rotate fine. Anyone else see this issue? :eek:
 

Stuke00

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Oct 11, 2011
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Collinsville,IL
It was noted in an article I read that they disabled it for faster performance since it was not used very much. Still works on the iPad tho.
 

tiggilee

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Original poster
Aug 23, 2012
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Bellingham, WA
Disabled it? Seriously???? But we need it to rotate to horizontal to type! That makes NO sense and I hope it is just a (mac)Rumor. :(
 

jj47

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Aug 16, 2012
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I didn't realise it was that big of a deal. Shame for those who use it but I bet they'll add it in again at some point.
 

megwatt

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Aug 24, 2012
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Oh please, oh please, oh PLEASE say it ain't so!

These hands can barely type in landscape, typing in portrait is not an option.

If this is true I will no longer be FB'ing from my iPhone or iPod. This is tragic! :(
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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Oh please, oh please, oh PLEASE say it ain't so!

These hands can barely type in landscape, typing in portrait is not an option.

If this is true I will no longer be FB'ing from my iPhone or iPod. This is tragic! :(
Calm down kiddo. It isn't the end of the world.
 

megwatt

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Aug 24, 2012
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LOL!

I wouldn't even use it if most of my clients didn't feel it necessary to contact me exclusively through FB.

They're just going to have to find another way. ;-)
 

psac

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Jul 6, 2009
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Give feedback through the app store link (bug report, not review)... only way they'll know.
 

Scoutsabout

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Aug 24, 2012
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What do we want... LANDSCAPE.

Guess how I'm typing this... LANDSCAPE.

Guess how I prefer to see half of everyones's photos, especially outdoor and family shots... how half of them were shot... LANDSCAPE.

Guess what just about every other app does... LANDSCAPE.

Guess what FB needs to fix... LANDSCAPE.

When do we want it... NOW.
 

cynics

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Jan 8, 2012
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Doesn't bother me as I never type in landscape and if it helps FB be faster then I'm glad its gone. :p

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What do we want... LANDSCAPE.

Guess how I'm typing this... LANDSCAPE.

Guess how I prefer to see half of everyones's photos, especially outdoor and family shots... how half of them were shot... LANDSCAPE.

Guess what just about every other app does... LANDSCAPE.

Guess what FB needs to fix... LANDSCAPE.

When do we want it... NOW.
Photos will still rotate to landscape....
 

b166er

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Apr 17, 2010
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Philly
I generally do type in landscape. This is where having a smaller screen really sucks. In the old facebook app i would have to constantly scroll up to check my typing (nsted of tpng lke evr1 els on fb). A larger (read, wider) screen would help eleviate this since you would have more vertical real estate in landscape typing.

Anyway yeah, this is just how the new facebook app is. No landscape. I'm bummed we don't have the option, but in all honesty the new app is a lot better and if that's the trade off then I'll take it.
 

macking104

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Jan 14, 2003
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Bigger fumble....going to Friends > search no longer brings up options to search 'pages' and 'everyone'.
if you type the 'page' / non friend user name in the search box above the Left-side menu, you can access pages. Click on the "All" to bring up user/friend and owner posts...
 

mmza

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Aug 25, 2012
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They better do it fast as it is very hard to read the messages in this format and rotation of the screen was very convenient:mad: way.