General Safari does not scale down images to fit screen

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by j.quintana, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. j.quintana, Feb 8, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016

    j.quintana macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2015
    When I open large images in Safari on my iPad mini 4 and iPhone 5s (both running iOS 9.2.1) they are not scaled down to fit the screen.

    For example this picture:

    On my iPad mini 4 it looks like this:

    It does not matter if I hold the device in portrait or landscape orientation. The image is never fully visible at once. Also double tap does not change anything.

    Is it a bug? Is it a feature? Is there a workaround?
  2. GreyOS, Feb 8, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016

    GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    It's seems to be a 'feature' that Safari mobile only scales images so they fill horizontally. I submitted feedback on this a few releases ago.

    What's especially annoying is that iPhone's own photos are 4:3, which means you can't view them properly in Safari on an iPhone.

    Let's say you're viewing a landscape 4:3 photo, your options are either to
    a) view in portrait so you can see the whole image at once, but you're not making the most of your screen (the photos not as big as it could be) or
    b) view it in landscape so it takes up more of the screen, but now you have to scroll to see all of the photo.
  3. j.quintana thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2015
    That's odd, because friends of mine don't have this problem with the exact same image.

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