is there anyway to disable the screen rotating?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by sdmfer, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. sdmfer macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
    Hey guys, as Im sure a lot of other people do, I use the phone in bed etc.

    Sometimes I tend to check email etc while laying on my side....however, the stupid screen is always flip flopping around.

    Wondering if there is any hacks to turn this feature off....
  2. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    Rotation Inhibitor. It's in the default repositories.
  3. g2tegg macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2008
    Sit instead of laying down.. Problem solved

    On a serious note, Rotation Inhibitor works good. Combine it with SBS settings and its really easy to turn it on and off. That is, if your iPhone is jailbroken, which you did not specify.
    Word of warning, I have heard this to affect your battery performance. Install it, try it, and if you find your battery dying faster then normal simply uninstall it.
  4. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    can't you only use rotation inhibitor with sbsettings? I think if you install RI it will install sbsettings because that's the only way to toggle it
  5. sdmfer thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
    Thanks guys I'll try that for sure. Yes I am JBed on 312, and also have sbsettings installed.

    Hopefully it doesnt affect my battery, but the toggle will be nice.

    Thanks again!
  6. sdmfer thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
    There we go! Seems to work perfectly!

    I'll report back on battery life tomorrow ;)

    Later guys
  7. amann76 macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2009
    MacWorld USA
    beware that rotation inhibitor has been known to eat users batteries. I dont personally use it but there are plenty of threads with that determined to be the source of the battery drain
  8. sdmfer thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
    update (kind of)

    so far its been 2.5 hrs since I unplugged my phone from charger. Used it to txt message a few times, screen brightness is at 50%, checked email a couple times and thats it, BUT its still showing 100% which so far is a good sign.
  9. sdmfer thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
    well after all night and using it on and off to check emails etc, my battery meter says 54%. Note i also have Bluetooth turned on as well. This says to me that so far it doesnt appear to be affecting the battery life... :) thanks everyone for you help.

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