Auto rotate is a PITA on a motorcycle - can it be disabled?

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Re: Auto rotate is a PITA on a motorcycle - can it be disabl

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:06 pm

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Auto rotate is a PITA on a motorcycle - can it be disabled?

Postby cheesycheese » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:41 am

I'm using Waze on an iPhone.

The display auto-rotate between landscape and portrait mode is a pain in the ass when you use it on a motorcycle. The trouble is that the screen swaps every time you lean the bike into a corner, or sometimes even when you hit a bump in the road.

I can't see an option to disable the function and lock the screen into always portrait, or always landscape. If it isn't there, is it something that could be added to a future version? I have seen other iPhone apps that allow screen rotation to be locked.

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Re: Auto rotate is a PITA on a motorcycle - can it be disabl

Postby cheesycheese » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:19 pm

Thanks Weezer14. A Waze-specific setting would be nice as the portrait lock for the whole system is overkill when I only need to restrict one app.
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Re: Auto rotate is a PITA on a motorcycle - can it be disabl

Postby israel_hk6p2kex » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:58 pm

Any news on this subject?
I'm using Waze on Android, and it's a serious hassle to lock the entire phone in portrait mode before starting to ride. A waze-specific setting would be great!
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Re: Auto rotate is a PITA on a motorcycle - can it be disabl

Postby oyinko » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:49 pm

I need it also!

If you lock the iPhone settings, Waze automatically put the gps in portrait mode. But my iPhone is on landscape mode on my motorbike. So I would like to choose the orientation and fix to it in the app.
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Re: Auto rotate is a PITA on a motorcycle - can it be disabl

Postby WeeeZer14 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:13 pm

I don't remember a Waze specific setting, but you can lock the entire iPhone to not rotate while you are riding if that helps. (Bring up task tray, swipe to the iPod controls, hit the orientation lock on the left.)
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Re: Auto rotate is a PITA on a motorcycle - can it be disabl

Postby xteejx » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:35 am

As a car driver, I have to say... please be considerate when driving through traffic jams. Motorbikes can zip in and out of stacks of cars and could falsify a genuine traffic report. Not moaning, just saying be careful :-)

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