Who would like an "all landscape" mode in the iPhone?

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  1. Mikhailov macrumors regular

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    iPad does it really well, and as an owner of a case with a kickstand, I would love to see this feature.

    Does anyone else feel the same way?
     
  2. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    No way. I have my rotation lock on almost all of the time.
     
  3. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Very useful for me.
    Never understood why they made a portrait lock but not a landscape lock.
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Can't see a use for it, myself. Things that need to be sideways, like games, already are.

    I found it pretty annoying when Apple added landscape mode to Mail and Address Book, honestly.
     
  5. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    I use my iPad almost exclusively in landscape mode. However, I would not find a landscape mode on the iPhone useful. The only things I use landscape for is for typing SMS on the keyboard in landscape view and web browsing in safari (and obviously those apps that are landscape). But apart from that, the screen is too small (for my personal taste) to have a dedicated landscape mode.
     
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    No, I use portrait mode on my iPhone all the time unless there is a game that is in landscape.
     
  8. fender57 macrumors 6502

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    Portrait mode locked 99% of the time, games or YouTube that automatically go on landscape mode or camera (which overrides the locking) are really the only time I use landscape.
     
  9. icewing macrumors 6502

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    ^ This.
     
  10. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    not me niether, im always in portrait mode even when taking pictures, only landscape for youtube, movies and games
     
  11. Votekinky06 macrumors 6502

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    The screen is too small for all landscape to be useful IMO
     
  12. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    I would too, it would be nice to have the option to
     
  13. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    If you jailbreak, SBRotator will allow you to use your Springboard in landscape mode, and it also plays nice with tweaks such as Barrel and Wraparound. :)
     
  14. PeteLP macrumors regular

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    I absolutely want a landscape lock

    I'd be perfectly happy to have it work with the current software unchanged. The iPhone might put up a dialog to alert the user that "This setting will only be used with apps that support landscape mode"

    With such a setting, the phone will lock in landscape wherever possible and essentially be locked in portrait wherever landscape is not supported. This would completely eliminate unwanted flipping from ALL apps when using the phone in bed.

    (Safari allows you to workaround this by holding the bottom of the phone at the top, but many apps don't use that trick, and many people don't know the safari workaround)

    I really want landscape lock
     

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