Resolved Is it possible for my 6+ to have downloaded the iPhone 6 version of iOS8?

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  1. SPNarwhal, Oct 20, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2014

    SPNarwhal macrumors 65816

    SPNarwhal

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    Reason I ask is because when I go to text or e-mails and go to landscape mode, my messages don't show up in the two column way they're supposed to. (contacts/sender on left, and messages on right)-- rather, they just show up like they would on any other device where it's a page full of contacts, tap on contact and see a whole page of messages.

    Also, my home screen won't rotate in any direction.

    I've restarted my phone multiple times. I downloaded iOS8.1 at my school on spotty Wi-Fi that kept cutting in and out. It just seems like it's exactly how iOS 8.1 should be on any other of the devices, but I'm on a 6+.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Your iPhone will only download and install the version of iOS designed for it. It will not download or install a version that is not designed for it.
     
  3. SPNarwhal thread starter macrumors 65816

    SPNarwhal

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    That's what I figured, but not sure why it won't give me the 6+ features then.?
    It's working on other 6+ who have updated to 8.1
     
  4. SlasherKG macrumors member

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    OP, do you have "Zoomed" mode on?

    If so, this will disable the enhanced modes from what I've found.

    To check and/or disable it:

    Settings > Display & Brightness > View
    Set to "Standard" and you should get he enhanced view in apps that support it (Settings, Messages and Mail for example).
     
  5. SPNarwhal thread starter macrumors 65816

    SPNarwhal

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    Tadaaaaa
    no wonder!
    I switched between the two a few times in 8.0 and I guess that's what it was. I could have sworn it was rotating before the update, though, but maybe I'm crazy.

    Another mystery solved!
    Thank you!
     

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