1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar


    If there are certain applications where you just can't stand entering landscape orientation in, but you enjoy landscape orientation in other applications, then you may want to take a look at a new free jailbreak tweak called Portrait Lock by iOS developer ryst rather than having to fiddle with iOS' rotation lock toggle manually each time you want to use a specific application.

    Portrait Lock allows you to configure rotation lock on a per-application basis, rather than having to manually set the rotation lock each time you open a specific application. It takes away the manual part of having to enable rotation lock and makes it all automatic based on the application that you open.

    The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure the automatic orientation locking on a per-application basis:



    From here, you can enable or disable the tweak on demand, as well as choose the applications where rotation lock will be enabled.

    It is worth mentioning that the rotation lock will only last until you close the application where rotation lock has been enabled. After you close that application, rotation lock will be disabled again until you open another application that you have enabled this jailbreak tweak for.

    It seems like a solid way to manage your rotation lock O.C.D. issues, so if you'd like to give Portrait Lock a try, it's available for free right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository.

    Name: Portrait Lock
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.1.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.1.2
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: ryst
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

    You can watch our video review of Portrait Lock below:

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/vjRF5FZ7eTE?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 2014-07-30 at 02:43 AM.
    2014-07-29 04:58 PM
  2. Breezy215's Avatar
    This is exactly what I need for the music app
    2014-07-29 07:01 PM
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