1. Pjr772's Avatar
    I have noticed that a lot of people have the portrait orientation lock active on their phones. I know what it is buy is their a reason or an advantage to having it active?
    01-05-2012 05:33 PM
  2. anon(4732323)'s Avatar
    Not that I'm away of. I prefer mine locked!
    01-05-2012 05:49 PM
  3. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I prefer mine locked because when ever I type an email/tx etc. I only use the portrait keyboard. VERY very rarely will I turn my device to landscape mode.

    It's just a matter of preference
    01-05-2012 05:53 PM
  4. Pjr772's Avatar
    Got ya. Thank you. I didn't know if there was something other than the obvious I was missing
    01-05-2012 05:59 PM
  5. neur0tk's Avatar
    I never turn my phone to the side to use the landscape keyboard it just feels so weird in my hand


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    01-05-2012 06:00 PM
  6. jalba3's Avatar
    Sometimes the angle in which I am laying down or tilt my phone just to observe & reply to a notification, orientation will switch to landscape. I prefer when pulling the phone out of my pocket, for it to stay in portrait, reply one handed, and slide it back into my pocket w/o having to hassle around with the accelerometer.
    01-06-2012 12:54 PM
  7. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Sometimes the angle in which I am laying down or tilt my phone just to observe & reply to a notification, orientation will switch to landscape. I prefer when pulling the phone out of my pocket, for it to stay in portrait, reply one handed, and slide it back into my pocket w/o having to hassle around with the accelerometer.
    This is the exact reason I keep mine locked... I usually use my phone in portrait more and it always wants to flip on me... I loathe landscape (which is surprising because when I first bought an iPhone, I thought I was only going to use it in landscape)...
    01-06-2012 02:33 PM
  8. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Sometimes the angle in which I am laying down or tilt my phone just to observe & reply to a notification, orientation will switch to landscape. I prefer when pulling the phone out of my pocket, for it to stay in portrait, reply one handed, and slide it back into my pocket w/o having to hassle around with the accelerometer.
    Same here. Even when watching a video I don't put it in landscape. If I really want to see it in landscape I'll
    just unlock it for a moment. Such an easy toggle being in the multi-task bar.
    01-06-2012 03:35 PM
  9. IamHahn's Avatar
    I only lock my phone's orientation when reading in bed. Then it is a nice feature, otherwise I tend to like to have my phone go back in forth depending on what I am doing.
    01-06-2012 04:03 PM
  10. frzndonkeywheel#AC's Avatar
    I have been wondering how to do this (am new to iphone lol)
    01-06-2012 04:23 PM
  11. Pjr772's Avatar
    I have been wondering how to do this (am new to iphone lol)
    Double click home button to bring up open apps. Slide from left to right to get to audio controls. Orientation icon will be on left
    01-06-2012 04:56 PM
  12. Nightburn's Avatar
    It would be nice if you could set this feature "per app" .. Personally, I only care about being locked to portrait mode in the messages or mail app. And in the photos app I want it to always be landscape.

    The global lock is equally annoying for me however I set it, so i tend to leave it off and only turn it on when in bed or something.
    01-06-2012 05:04 PM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It would be nice if you could set this feature "per app" .. Personally, I only care about being locked to portrait mode in the messages or mail app. And in the photos app I want it to always be landscape.

    The global lock is equally annoying for me however I set it, so i tend to leave it off and only turn it on when in bed or something.
    In lots of cases, apps give you that option
    01-06-2012 06:28 PM
  14. Nightburn's Avatar
    In lots of cases, apps give you that option
    sure, not for the mail or messaging apps though..
    01-06-2012 07:17 PM
  15. frzndonkeywheel#AC's Avatar
    Double click home button to bring up open apps. Slide from left to right to get to audio controls. Orientation icon will be on left
    Excellent thank you. Weird place for it tho
    01-08-2012 09:07 PM
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