iPhone XR Large Bars for Full Screen Vid Apps Issue on XR?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by netjack, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. netjack macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2008
    I was about to give the XR the pass for it's large bezels and weight until I turned on the netflix app and saw the screen not able to come anywhere close to going full screen (left and right bars of ~.75 inches each). This can't be real, can it? I tried on YouTube. How is this possible that so much of the real estate is blacked out?

    Tell me I'm doing something wrong?
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Apps need to be updated. Same song and dance every year.
  3. netjack thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2008
    I must take the cake for the boob of the day - all you have to do is double tap the screen and it fills in much nicer. Geesh!
  4. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    However, the zoom also causes cropping to occur. Be careful. You’ll lose screen content because zoom doesn’t stop at filling the screen. It pushes other content off of the screen thus cropping it from view.
  5. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    Pillar bars are nessecity without cropping the image of a 16:9 video. If a video is of a wider format say ... 21:9 or the iPhones native 19.5:9 there will be some loss of image or some form of pillar bar or letterboxing.

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