The iPad has the cool feature of being able to rotate the home screen (screens) with apps on them, I was wondering if this is possible for the iPhone's as well? If so, how do I do this. My iPhone is Jailbroken so using a Cydia or equilvalent app is possible. I'm also looking to auto rotate the lock screeen as well.

  • Personally, I find the rotation aspect of the iPad's homescreen to be a pretty bad feature, since it screws up the location of my (very) carefully arranged icons. I have had to resort to additional hacks to get a square grid (7x7, in my case) to ensure that when rotated, the icons are always still in the same position. Something to think about when you try SBRotator -- I suggest keeping your homescreen layout square (4x4, 5x5, etc.). Jun 6, 2011 at 2:53
  • just one question: why?
    – cregox
    Jun 6, 2011 at 13:12
  • @Cawas: Because there are times, like now where I'm switching from one landscaping typing situation to another. I have a Bluetooth keyboard that I use and a few apps that I use as well with it. I was hoping to have a way that landscape would be kept throughout. Jun 6, 2011 at 13:40

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SBRotator is a bit awful, but it works.

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    It works, but I dislike the implementation of the rotating homescreen on the iPad, so I gave up on it on my iPhone. If Apple had done it right (keeping icons in the right spot), I wouldn't dislike that feature so much. Jun 6, 2011 at 2:54
  • I did warn you! But hey, WWDC is tomorrow with iOS5 preview. Maybe we'll get some screen rotation too. Jun 6, 2011 at 2:59
  • Oh, so can't wait until the iOS5 preview... so many possibilities. :-) Jun 6, 2011 at 3:04
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    Based on WWDC keynote as well as beta preview, no home screen rotation for iPhones on iOS5 that I can see. SBRotator still the only option, albeit not ideal. Jun 21, 2011 at 13:57
  • While this does work, it's terrible in implementation. However, it is currently the only option. Apr 28, 2012 at 3:33

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