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    Iphone Screen Doesn't Always Go Landscape Mode (horizontal Mode)

    I have a question as to whether anyone else here have problems consistently going into the horizontal view (or landscape mode)

    Sometimes it goes sometimes it stays vertical. Is there a certain way to turn to horizontal view (do I hold the iphone a certain way when turning it sideways?)

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    Which app? Not all go into landscape mode. I know that Safari and E-mail do.

    I have found that if I rotate my screen while I am walking, it won't always go into landscape mode. I have to be sitting or standing still.

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    My first iPhone 3G had this problem with the accelerometer and they exchanged it.

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    View modes are dependent on the application. If the application supports landscape mode, it will turn to it.

    What app are you trying to view in landscape mode?

    If it is something that should be turning but is not, you may have a faulty accelerometer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mts3
    Which app? Not all go into landscape mode. I know that Safari and E-mail do.
    Does any software version of iPhone mail go into landscape mode? I got my first iPhone with 1.4 and I thought mail was viewable in landscape. But, no version I've had since then supports landscape in email and I'm not even sure it ever did with 1.4.

    Seems to me this phone would be a lot more handy if texting, emailing, notes etc...ANY app was able to be viewable in landscape mode. Considering this is a star feature of this phone I don't understand why Apple would limit its capabilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mts3
    Which app? Not all go into landscape mode. I know that Safari and E-mail do.

    I have found that if I rotate my screen while I am walking, it won't always go into landscape mode. I have to be sitting or standing still.
    Not email.

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    Mine had some problems too, I'd have to spin it or shake it. I always get it to work somehow though.
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    Mine had some problems too, I'd have to spin it or shake it. I always get it to work somehow though.

    Most of my apps do not go into landscape mode....does this suggest I have a problem? EasyMail does as does Mobile NYTimes and WashingtonPost and Fox News...all others do not
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    I noticed Beejive does go into landscape mode, but sometimes easily goes into landscape but sometimes not. Is there a way to test the accelerometer so you can determine whether its faulty without having to go to APPLE store and the genius guy just easily flips it into landscape mode on whim.

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    ok maybe not e-mail. I had a MSWord attachment open and it did landscape mode. Sorry for the confusion.

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    I wish Google Maps could do landscape mode. E-mail and SMS are fine in portrait.

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