1. jcdub's Avatar
    Had anyone else has an issue when opening apps be it YouTube, messenger, chrome while the phone is sitting on a flat surface, with them opening in landscape mode? If I lift the phone it orientates to portrait mode. Orientation setting is on auto.
    Anything I can do to fix it?

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    12-22-2015 11:39 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It might have to do with how the phone was tilted right before you lay it on the flat surface. So in other words, if it was tilted to one side as you were placing it on the surface, the phone's internal sensors might have shifted to landscape (which wouldn't be noticeable on the stock Google Now launcher). When you finished laying it flat on the surface, the flat orientation wouldn't tell the sensors that you want to be back in portrait mode--the phone just thinks it should still be in landscape. So when you launch an app that auto-rotates, it launches in landscape.

    I just tested it out on my 6P, and that is in fact the behavior. If I place the phone right edge first on a table, then lay it flat, YouTube will then launch in landscape. But if I place the phone bottom edge first on a table, then YouTube will launch in portrait. The best solution is to be aware of how you're holding the phone when you place it on a surface. Make a habit of placing it bottom edge first.
    12-23-2015 01:22 AM
  3. jcdub's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. Maybe a bit of a flaw. I'm sure I can live with it
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    12-23-2015 04:50 AM
  4. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    I've run into the above statement by bdiddy. If that's not the case, I have had very infrequent issues with orientation getting stuck in landscape mode. And nothing other than a reboot has fixed it.

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    12-23-2015 08:27 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. Maybe a bit of a flaw. I'm sure I can live with it
    I think this is actually a byproduct of thinner phones. If the phone is thin, the user tends not to hold on to the edges as evenly when placing the phone down--you almost have to place one side down first.
    12-23-2015 05:46 PM

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