it seems like a useless "feature" to me.
Unless anyone can point me to another use that it has (other than controlling third party apps and Safari)
I hate Safari in all of it's forms, so I don't use it except when I have to. For iOS, I use Dolphin. The Rotation Lock works the same for Dolphin as for Safari.Well, it sure comes in handy for:
Don't use Music, iTunes or the Music app. If I use my iPhone for music it's to stream it down from Google Play using gMusic. Or I use my iPod.Music
I'm using BiteSMS, so this doesn't applyMessages
Don't use this either (Don't travel much and I'm usually at home, work, or Starbucks).Maps
Third party, don't use either.Most RSS apps
Didn't realize it worked here. Thanks.Photos
Same as above, again thanks.Calculator
I knew it worked in Dropbox, but I don't use the other two (no idea what they are).Any of the 'Flash Drive' apps with text documents in them
No, I didn't. And since I don't seem to use much of what everyone else does, (which I now know) this isn't something that really applied to me except for a few apps. Now that I am aware of what else is can apply to I have to retract my statement and just say I don't really use it personally.So I guess you knew all this.
Sorry, I was asking from the standpoint of "If it's not used very much, why is it included." That was coming from a biased viewpoint (my own).So I'm forced to ask, if you know how people use it, why are you asking why people use it?
If you mean me, no. I might look like a troll (maybe) but trolling isn't what I'm doing here.You must be trolling.
iBooks is a big one to use the rotation lock for. You don't want your book rotating because you've shifted how you're sitting. I like it locked din portrait mode for that.What I'll never understand is why Apple included the rotation lock, or at least the ability to turn it on or off.
Except for Safari, which stock apps on the iPhone rotate when the lock is off? The Springboard doesn't rotate either no matter the setting. You need a JB tweak for that.
Unless anyone can point me to another use that it has (other than controlling third party apps and Safari) it seems like a useless "feature" to me.
Cool, thanks. Didn't know it worked on iBooks either.iBooks is a big one to use the rotation lock for. You don't want your book rotating because you've shifted how you're sitting. I like it locked din portrait mode for that.
But I don't always want the rotation locked because I do like Safari for instance to use landscape mode.