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How do I lock iPhone 5 in landscape mode? I see how to lock it in portrait mode, and I've tried locking it in landscape mode using the assistive touch feature, but that isn't working for me.

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Apparently you can!

If you want to try this out for yourself, here is the navigation to get to the setting:

  1. Enabling AssistiveTouch:
  2. Settings App>General>Scroll Down to Accessibility>Scroll Down to AssistiveTouch '
  3. Toggle on AssistiveTouch.

Switching to Landscape:

  1. Lock the device in portrait mode
  2. Press Floating Square>Device>Rotate Screen>Left/Right

http://www.todaysiphone.com/2011/10/tips-tricks-lock-iphone-orientation-in-landscape/ ......................

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Doesn't help too much because you still have to do this over again after lock/unlock... I hate that iBooks constantly keeps turning the page to portrait. Totally unsuitable for pdf reading. –  level1807 Feb 1 at 11:19
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You cannot. The iPhone is not like the iPad, which truly and fully supports the two modes (even SpringBoard rotates). The iPhone doesn't technically have a true landscape mode. At best, most apps support the orientation but that's as far as it goes. Rotation Lock on the iPhone locks the device in portrait mode. You can test this yourself by going into Mail, turning the device sideways (landscape) and then engaging the orientation lock. You'll see that Mail will orient to portrait.

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This has always irked me greatly. It wouldn't be that hard to lock whatever orientation the user is currently utilizing. –  Chris A Jan 15 '13 at 19:18
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