iPhone Apps on iPadOS 15 Now Run in Landscape

As spotted on Reddit, iPhone apps running on iPadOS 15 now run in landscape orientation rather than in portrait, as previously on iPadOS. This means that popular apps such as Instagram that have yet to release a native iPad app can run in landscape mode, with black bars on either side.

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Users can continue to use the app in portrait mode if they wish, but the default has been switched to opening in landscape or whichever orientation the ‌iPad‌ is in when first opening the app.

Alongside this new change, ‌iPadOS 15‌ also features the ability to place widgets anywhere on the Home Screen, improvements to multitasking, and more. ‌iPadOS 15‌ is currently in beta testing and will ship to all users alongside iOS 15, watchOS 8, macOS Monterey, and tvOS 15 this fall.

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Top Rated Comments

esposimi Avatar
8 months ago
It's embarrassing that Instagram still does not have a native iPad app
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fenderbass146 Avatar
8 months ago
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
8 months ago
I want iPhone apps for slide over.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bsamcash Avatar
8 months ago
It blows me away that this is just now a feature.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Droobiemus Avatar
8 months ago
Such innovation. ? Next, years later, in iPadOS 18, the OS will automatically recognize when it's a smaller iPhone app, and auto adjust the size to be full screen. ?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
8 months ago

Wow, what a killer feature! This is the future!
I know you are being sardonic but, it is a nice feature that we should have had several releases ago, in my opinion.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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