Auto rotate just stopped working on iPhone 3GS

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fletcher11

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i have just noticed that when on safari and other apps i cant get my iPhone 3gs to rotate anymore it was fine actually it does not work on anything, i have downloaded a few apps and pic some pictures and music on but nothing else to have caused the problem that i can think of, can anyone help me out please.
 

BrownGem

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Let's start with the simple things first. Did you try a power off/on recycle? Sometimes things stop working when a reboot/refresh is needed.
 
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I've seen that option in SBS settings and wondering what it is for? Wonder why anyone would NOT want auto-rotate? Anyhow, glad you figured it out :)
It actually does come in handy. I teach a college Bible study and I walk around while I teach so the app I was using would rotate as I moved my hands and I would be ready to read a verse and I would have to wait for it to rotate back. Doesn't seem like a problem but I guess I'm an animated speaker and it would really slow me down 5-6 times a night.
 

Apple4me

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It actually does come in handy. I teach a college Bible study and I walk around while I teach so the app I was using would rotate as I moved my hands and I would be ready to read a verse and I would have to wait for it to rotate back. Doesn't seem like a problem but I guess I'm an animated speaker and it would really slow me down 5-6 times a night.
ah ha, now I see there are reasons for wanting to disable auto-rotate :eek:k:eek:k
 

Europa

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I've seen that option in SBS settings and wondering what it is for? Wonder why anyone would NOT want auto-rotate? Anyhow, glad you figured it out :)
It drives me insane when the screen flips back and forth while I'm lying on my side in bed. I have the rotation inhibitor toggle in SBSettings and always leave rotation turned off.
 

Apple4me

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ok, you guys/gals have convinced me that there are times when auto-rotate is "inconvenient". When I am using Navigon in my vehicle and have the iPhone laying flat on the center console, the iPhone gets confused a lot and changes between portrait and landscape. Now I know that I can disable auto-rotate and keep it in portrait mode.

Thanks for the examples :)
 

iphonewarrior

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This just made me laugh "Aaaaaahhhh my phones broken... No, wait, I forgot about the toggle in SBSettings"

Ha ha ha.

I did a similar thing with SSH, it wouldn't connect at all. I was trying for about 30minutes, then I was like... You F'ing idiot (there is a toggle for SSH as well). It's easily done.

@Apple, you've found another useful tool to add to your growing collection of apps and toggles and other mobile substrate add-ons.
 

Eninety2

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acutally, if you want a good example of why turning the rotation off, do this:

turn your 3gs on to take video, then record in landscape and not portrait. now stop it and play it back. you now have to watch the video sideways.
 

IvorTheIpod

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It drives me insane when the screen flips back and forth while I'm lying on my side in bed. I have the rotation inhibitor toggle in SBSettings and always leave rotation turned off.
Exactly my problem. Hope this isn't just for jailbreak. Going see now :D
 

IvorTheIpod

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Hahahha that sucks. I'm just gona have to drive hard the idea or jailbreaking to my parents in February.Tell me, how long is the warranty on an iPod touch.
 

IvorTheIpod

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Oh you have to be kidding :( I can't wait that long :S
I'm sure I can convince them it's a good idea, I
nearly convinced her with that thread I asked evevrybody to post in. But seriously I have to het jailbroken before next Christmas
 
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wow, i didn't know you can turn off auto rotating, its annoying for me, when im laying down...and i get my phone, and i hold it in landscape mode, i want it to stay in portrait mode,...but this sbs toggle, = another reason to jailbreak..
 

trmann

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Auto rotate problems

Hello, newbie here. My iPhone 3gs just suddenly stopped auto rotating. I noticed a previous post mentioned SBS settings. Can someone please explain what these are and where I might find them.

Thanks,

Tom