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Facetime ignores screen rotation lock

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Hi all,

I've had this problem for quite a while now (at least since iOS 8) and with different iPhones (5,5s,6s). I usually have screen rotation lock ON since I like to use my phone while on the couch or in bed and don't want to worry that the screen rotates every other minute.

The following bug (?!) annoys my girlfriend and me a lot:

Screen rotation lock ON, I lie in bed (would be horizontal mode but it's vertical since it's locked) and I start a FaceTime call.

--> FaceTime uses horizontal mode and ignores the screen rotation lock set in vertical position

Screen rotation lock ON, I start the FaceTime call in vertical mode --> all good.

Until I switch to another app while holding the iPhone horizontally. The other app is in vertical mode (as it should be since screen rotation lock is on) but as soon as I go back to FaceTime, FaceTime ignores the screen rotation lock and switches to horizontal mode.

Solution in both cases:

1) I have to deactivate screen rotation lock (SRL),

2) hold the iPhone in vertical position,

3) wait until FaceTime switches to vertical mode,

4) activate SRL again,

5) lie back down with my iPhone in horizontal mode.

I don't see how this can be a feature! Are we the only ones who are annoyed by that?!

If you have a solution, please tell me. If that's not a bug but a feature, please describe a situation where this behavior makes sense.

Thank you a lot.

Best regards,

Asked: 19:48 31/03/2016
jcola00 19:48 31/03/2016
Wait for the next update of iOS (9.3), it will not take very long I guess.
fluke 19:48 31/03/2016
Honestly, I don't have high hopes for the next iOS update since this problem exists and hasn't changed since iOS 8.

I wrote to Apple a while ago but it seems that there are not enough people bothered by that?
jcola00 19:48 31/03/2016
there are a lot of "complaints" about this, and afaik there will be changes in the next iOS update.
fluke 19:48 31/03/2016
Well, iOS 9.3 didn't fix it

Any other ideas? I couldn't find other people with that complaint - could you please point me in the right direction? Thanks!

Facetime ignores screen rotation lock

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