Modal change based on orientation of a portable multifunction device

  • US 9,575,646 B2
  • Filed: 02/04/2015
  • Issued: 02/21/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • at a portable multifunction device with a rectangular touch screen display that can be positioned so as to present the display in a portrait view or a landscape view;

    detecting the device in a first orientation;

    while the device is in the first orientation, displaying an application in a first mode on the touch screen display in a first view, wherein displaying the application in the first mode includes displaying a first plurality of user interface objects for performing a first plurality of functions in the application, including a user interface object for performing a first function;

    detecting the device in a second orientation; and

    in response to detecting the device in the second orientation, displaying the application in a second mode on the touch screen display in a second view, wherein displaying the application in the second mode includes displaying a second plurality of user interface objects for performing a second plurality of functions in the application, including a user interface object for performing the first function and a user interface object for performing a second function different from and in addition to the functions corresponding to user interface objects found in the first mode;

    wherein;

    the display of the application in the first mode differs from the display of the application in the second mode by more than a change in display orientation, andthe user interface object for performing the second function is displayed only during the second mode of the application.

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