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HT4623 Defeating the gyroscope

2827 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 29, 2012 4:50 PM by Meg St._Clair RSS
gregm1265 Calculating status...
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Oct 28, 2012 9:09 AM

IS there a way to turn off the gyro on the iPhone

iPhone 4, iOS 5.1.1
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,350 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 9:21 AM (in response to gregm1265)

    No.

    I am curious why you want to turn it off. Maybe something can be done for that.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,535 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 9:30 AM (in response to gregm1265)

    gregm1265 wrote:

     

    IS there a way to turn off the gyro on the iPhone

    It's always off. There is no gyro in an iPhone. There's a position sensor and an accelerometer.

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,350 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 9:32 AM (in response to Lawrence Finch)

    The specs for the iPhone 4 include:

    Sensors

    • Three-axis gyro
    • Accelerometer
    • Proximity sensor
    • Ambient light sensor

     

    Lawrence Finch wrote:

     

    gregm1265 wrote:

     

    IS there a way to turn off the gyro on the iPhone

    It's always off. There is no gyro in an iPhone. There's a position sensor and an accelerometer.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,535 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 10:05 AM (in response to lllaass)

    I stand corrected. Apple needs to be corrected, however; what they are calling a "gyro" is an orientation sensor.

     

    But that still doesn't answer your question about what feature of the iPhone the OP wants to defeat.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,535 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 4:49 PM (in response to gregm1265)

    There is a way to lock the orientation, described fully in the manual (which is worth the time it takes to read it).

     

    Double press the HOME button to display the Quick Launch ribbon at the bottom of the screen. Scroll it from left to right to see the orientation lock icon.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 4:50 PM (in response to gregm1265)

    Double tap the Home button. Swipe all the way to the left. Tap the icon that has an arrow going in a circle. A padlock will appear in the center. Your iPhone is now locked in portrait mode.

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