iPhone spotlight problem

Watabou

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Hey guys. I have this really weird repeating problem that is quite annoying.

If I go to spotlight and begin to type, sometimes my iPhone thinks I'm in landscape. I took some screenshots of it.

I tried restarting the phone and the problem seems to go away but comes back later. I even tried restoring a few times but the problem still comes back after a while.

How do I make this go away or is this a bug? Is anyone else seeing this or am i the only one?

EDIT: Okay so I just did a fresh restore and now the problem is worse. I think I may have angered it. :eek:
Now the letters are in all weird places.
 

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MicroApple

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Holy Crap! That is wierd I'm gonna check my iPhone 4 and get back to you (I never use spotlight but I'll be back in a min.)

Edit: Just tried spotlight and no I don't have that problem. Now the wierd thing is it is a software problem. Some how the code is running horribly wrong but after restoring I don't know how that happened...

Take it to a Genius bar and show them that, that is crazy, also try removing the portait lock you have maybe that is causing some issue for some wierd reason.
 

Watabou

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I tried removing the potrait lock but the problem still comes back.

So I tried to restore and set it up as a new iPhone. So far, the problem hasn't shown up. *cross fingers*

But, I have a question. Can I somehow move all of my sms texts from one backup to the new one I have or is that not possible?
 

dZp

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Can I somehow move all of my sms texts from one backup to the new one I have or is that not possible?
It's possible to extract the sms database from your old backup (if you've saved it) and inject it into the a backup using iBackupBot (Windows). You can then restore the modified new backup to your iPhone.

It's fiddly, but do-able.
 

Watabou

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It's possible to extract the sms database from your old backup (if you've saved it) and inject it into the a backup using iBackupBot (Windows). You can then restore the modified new backup to your iPhone.

It's fiddly, but do-able.
Cool thanks. Kinda sucks that it's windows only but I'm glad I didn't delete my VM now.
 
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