Device Rotation

  1. 3 months ago

    Dave S

    Jun 2 San Diego, California USA

    I cannot find definitive documentation that discusses what devices support Portrait Upside Down and which ones do not.

    I know that the "X" series do not by design
    seems iPad works just fine (all size/versions)
    but not any of the iPhones :(

    supposedly something do to with FaceID

    FYI... the pList contains all the keys for all orientations for both iPhone and iPad, and the default of allbutupsidedown has been changed to all

  2. Greg O

    Jun 2 Xojo Inc

    The answer is “it depends”. From what I’ve seen, phones can only support “upside down” if the status bar has been hidden.

  3. Dave S

    Jun 2 San Diego, California USA

    @Greg OLone The answer is “it depends”. From what I’ve seen, phones can only support “upside down” if the status bar has been hidden.

    tried that... didn't work :(

  4. Derk J

    Jun 2 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro
    Edited 3 months ago

    The X series don’t, should not be up-side-down. All phones with a camera inset on the top should not be possible to have an up-side down portrait view.

    https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/ios/visual-design/adaptivity-and-layout/

    Look below this section:

    Preview your app on multiple devices.

    An answer to your question below this section:

    If it’s essential that your app run in a single orientation, support both variants.

  5. Greg O

    Jun 3 Xojo Inc

    @Derk J The X series don’t, should not be up-side-down. All phones with a camera inset on the top should not be possible to have an up-side down portrait view.

    I have several apps that do. Heck, even Apple’s own voice memo app supports upside down portrait.

  6. Derk J

    Jun 3 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro
    Edited 3 months ago

    @Greg OLone I have several apps that do. Heck, even Apple’s own voice memo app supports upside down portrait.

    Not sure what iphone model you have but i have iphone XR and the voice memo app of apple doesn’t rotate here. All X-models should not have portrait-home-on-top as there is no “home” and the cutout for the camera is in the way.

    Quote from apple docs:

    except on iPhone X, which doesn’t support upside-down portrait mode

  7. Greg O

    Jun 3 Xojo Inc

    @Derk J Not sure what iphone model you have but i have iphone XR and the voice memo app of apple doesn’t rotate here. All X-models should not have portrait-home-on-top as there is no “home” and the cutout for the camera is in the way

    Ah yes. I have an iPhone 8.

  8. Derk J

    Jun 3 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    I do think they should not have named the X series X as an X is turned in any orientation the same letter...

  9. Dave S

    Jun 3 San Diego, California USA

    I know the X series don't do upside down.... it is the others that I can't seem to make work. the same app on Ipad works fine

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