1. djr12's Avatar
    I don't have a Plus but I'm planning on getting one asap. My understanding is that unlike other iPhones it will actually shift its orientation, iPad-like, to be upside down if you hold it upside down. My question is this: has anyone tried using the device purposely upside down all the time? Obviously this wouldn't work well for phone calls or FaceTime, but other than that -- why not keep the home button permanently at the top and make the phone way easier to use?
    10-09-2014 04:53 PM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    I don't have a Plus but I'm planning on getting one asap. My understanding is that unlike other iPhones it will actually shift its orientation, iPad-like, to be upside down if you hold it upside down. My question is this: has anyone tried using the device purposely upside down all the time? Obviously this wouldn't work well for phone calls or FaceTime, but other than that -- why not keep the home button permanently at the top and make the phone way easier to use?
    The home screen does, in fact, rotate to always display top at the top of the screen, regardless of the physical orientation (as long as the rotation lock is not enabled). However, most of the apps do not. So while you can turn the phone upside down and see the display properly oriented, the apps, for the most part, are displayed "upside down", and therefore, completely unusable in that orientation.
    10-09-2014 05:06 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The home screen does, in fact, rotate to always display top at the top of the screen, regardless of the physical orientation (as long as the rotation lock is not enabled). However, most of the apps do not. So while you can turn the phone upside down and see the display properly oriented, the apps, for the most part, are displayed "upside down", and therefore, completely unusable in that orientation.
    Hopefully app devs will start changing this setting when the submit updates to their apps
    10-09-2014 05:32 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    The home button, for me, is much easier to use when it's at the bottom.
    HAWK, boovish, Premium1 and 1 others like this.
    10-10-2014 01:40 AM
  5. HAWK's Avatar
    The home button, for me, is much easier to use when it's at the bottom.
    I was just thinking the exact same thing why have it upside down?
    Sekelani Zwambila likes this.
    10-10-2014 03:35 AM
  6. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    If the phone is upside down what about the stock music app?
    10-10-2014 08:00 AM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    If the phone is upside down what about the stock music app?
    It's upside down.
    10-10-2014 08:04 AM
  8. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    You would think that Apple would of thought of this with the placement of the plug on the bottom and the power button on the side, that people would use the stock music app in this manner. Guess I will make a suggestion to Apple.
    10-10-2014 09:28 AM
  9. HAWK's Avatar
    You would think that Apple would of thought of this with the placement of the plug on the bottom and the power button on the side, that people would use the stock music app in this manner. Guess I will make a suggestion to Apple.
    What is the purpose of holding the phone upside down while listening to music?
    10-10-2014 09:47 AM
  10. iEd's Avatar
    My sheet music reading app rotates upside down so you can have a iPhone on a music stand and charge. There are a few music reading apps out there that wont rotate.
    With the Plus being so big it may get a lot of use on reading gigs. Can't wait to find out.
    10-10-2014 09:48 AM
  11. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    The phone is not being held by hands but on say a machine like recumbent bicycle, elliptical, treadmill.
    10-10-2014 10:19 AM
  12. HankAZ's Avatar
    You would think that Apple would of thought of this with the placement of the plug on the bottom and the power button on the side, that people would use the stock music app in this manner. Guess I will make a suggestion to Apple.
    Yeah, one would logically assume that one should use the device in the proper orientation. Unfortunately there will always be those who want to complain that they can’t do things like this.

    Personally, I’d like to use my phone backwards, but Apple didn’t provide a rear screen. That makes it extremely difficult to use my iPhone 6 Plus as I want. #appleisdoomed
    Beyond Fire likes this.
    10-10-2014 10:20 AM
  13. HAWK's Avatar
    Yeah, one would logically assume that one should use the device in the proper orientation. Unfortunately there will always be those who want to complain that they cant do things like this.

    Personally, Id like to use my phone backwards, but Apple didnt provide a rear screen. That makes it extremely difficult to use my iPhone 6 Plus as I want. #appleisdoomed
    Lol, your points are hilarious yet dead on
    10-10-2014 11:40 AM
  14. Premium1's Avatar
    I was just thinking the exact same thing why have it upside down?
    Some like it at the top so they can hold it and not press the home button
    10-11-2014 12:19 PM
  15. Cmatt1971's Avatar
    While I do Ike that there is the ability to use it upside down, Apple needs to make it all or nothing at least on their apps.

    Perfect example, I was reading using iBooks the other night laying in bed, and had phone upside down so I didn't have charger cable in the way.

    Then a iMessage comes in and when I went to reply I had to turn the phone right side up again.

    Just seems silly to me that Apple has some apps that do and some that don't.
    10-11-2014 02:04 PM

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