Still no landscape mode?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by bjwhite3114, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. bjwhite3114 macrumors member

    May 26, 2017
    I find it really shocking that there is no landscape lock screen -- especially for the 6+. Now that there is the driving mode (which I've been using and like the idea), why doesn't my 6+ go into full landscape mode when mounted on the dash? A bare-bones CarPlay mode would be even better. It's not terribly safe to be dealing with a UI that is rotated 90 degrees, which I have to do for skipping around the podcasts I listen to for my lengthy commute. Additionally, if the phone knows I'm driving, why are the audio control buttons so small that I have to seriously work to press the audio buttons on the lock screen? I've stopped using the Apple Music app due to lack of landscape support. If Apple feels I should be mounting the phone vertically in the car, why does Apple Maps contain full support of either orientation? Seems to me they haven't thought through how their UI frustrates when mounted in a car.
  2. Salvor Hardin macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    Have they added landscape mode for any of their apps since the Plus launched in 2014? I can't recall any and with 11 they removed one (App Store) along with the landscape keyboard having features removed from it.
  3. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    That's odd, someone made a thread about their iPhone getting stuck on landscape on the lock screen.
  4. bjwhite3114 thread starter macrumors member

    May 26, 2017
    So I guess I stand corrected. There is a hidden feature in iOS 11. Here's all you have to do:

    Rotate phone to landscape mode
    Pull down from the top
    You should see the clock off to the left and notifications/audio interface on the right.

    I'm using a 6+ running 11GM

    Still would love to see a more car-friendly interface when the phone kicks into "driving mode". This is a start, though!
  5. Salvor Hardin macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    It's because they've merged the notification center and lock screen, while landscape works on the pull down it doesn't on wake outside of random glitches.
  6. dewski macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2011
    I keep having the landscape lockscreen glitch on my SE
  7. bjwhite3114 thread starter macrumors member

    May 26, 2017
    I wonder if that feature was there in iOS 10 and I just wasn't aware?

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