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Force iPhone 3.0 to correct portrait/landscape orientation iOS devices
The one thing that really bugs me about the iPhone is that every now and then it gets hung in the wrong orientation. I have found, though, that tapping on the screen with iPhone OS 3.0 will reorient the device, no matter what is causing the hangup.

Saves a few seconds of waiting here and there.
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Force iPhone 3.0 to correct portrait/landscape orientation
Authored by: bcamp1973 on Jun 18, '09 12:43:47PM

tried this solution and it didn't work for me. i've noticed the change between modes seems to be a lot slower on my iPhone 2G 4GB than it was with OS 2.2.1



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Force iPhone 3.0 to correct portrait/landscape orientation
Authored by: BiL Castine on Jun 19, '09 06:08:03AM

last night it seemed really slow on my iPhone 3G when i was reading a wikipedia page, but today not so much.



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Force iPhone 3.0 to correct portrait/landscape orientation
Authored by: GORDYmac on Jun 19, '09 08:34:35AM

Works like a charm in SMS--um, Messages. Thanks for the tip!



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Force iPhone 3.0 to correct portrait/landscape orientation
Authored by: zpjet on Jun 19, '09 03:59:13PM

Tonight I was walking from Vauxhall to the Eye and as I was reading a long mail, I remembered this hint. The tapping didn't work for me, although I wasn't in Messages app. However, I noticed one behaviour of the Mail app and confirmed it several times during that quite long walk:

When I was walking, turning the iPhone didn't have any effect. But when I stopped and change the orientation, the app reacted with its ca half second delay. So I guess the algorithm of the orientation needs a few still moments to decide the orientation.

This have a side effect that if you don't want the iPhone to change its orientation, just keep wiggling it a bit and it stays where it was before you started wiggling.



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Wiggle iPhone 3.0 to disable portrait/landscape orientation
Authored by: zpjet on Jun 19, '09 04:14:45PM

I guess a good test of this side effect would be to take the iPhone to a roller-caster, you should be able reading your mails just fine!



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