I appreciate you thinking of me! I hadn’t seen the May 1st update in this thread from
@peepeep until now. Hoping that this becomes a reality soon!
I just tested the Beta v2.42.0 (b283) on Android 12 tablet and the rotation is still off by 90 degree.
This is still not fix in the beta (watch the video in first post):
I’m still having the same issue on the latest version on Wyze app (v2.41.5)on an Android tablet. Same exact behavior as the original video. The tablet is using Android 12.
In live view with multiple cameras, Wyze shifts to Landscape mode when the tablet is positioned in Portrait mode, and vis versa.
I’ve tried it with other apps and they rotate properly. The issue seems to be specific to Wyze app. Anyone have a solution for this?
Landscape becomes Portrait mode and vis versa when “Auto-Rotate” is On (in multi-camera live view).
Other apps are respecting the orientation. The issue seems specific to wyze app. Please help fix it…
Todays beta update did the same thing to my iPad
For those who don’t use Reddit, here is a courtesy copy of what Wyze told us about Landscape mode in the AMA this week:
“Notification when a camera or the Wyze server goes off line would be awesome also landscape for tablet please”
We are looking for the solutions and the main concern on our side we do not want to flood users with false events. We are currently working on adding comprehensive landscape layout and it is a high priority UI feature. We are actually working on portions of this that could be released as early as 2.43 or 2.44 to improve UI. -
“App-wide Landscape support for tablets, in my case an iPad. This means starting with the Home screen that lists devices. I was probably the first to formally request this feature, which was eventually added to the forum Wishlist, back in early 2018. Due to a physical disability, it’s difficult for me to rotate the iPad (or my head) 90° every time I launch the app, just to see the Main Menu normally. A majority of people, me included, operate their iPad in Landscape orientation most of the time. Note that of the 86 apps I currently have installed, only 2 don’t support Landscape. Please take care of this.”
We are definately aware of the problem and it is a high priority feature. Landscape mode for the Home page is targeting for 2.42. Then we are going adopt landscape for the Events screen, and next for devices settings, because those screens are the most complicated. -
"For both the App and the Firmware teams. In a letter, the Founders said the following: in 2023, because this year, much like our first year in business, will be the year of the CAMERA. With your help, we will revisit everything about the Wyze Cam experience. We will focus hard on hearing all your feedback and making the best camera hardware and software in existence. Product launches in 2023 will also be focused on cameras, with few exceptions. Get ready for some big camera announcements in just a few weeks! And we will of course continue to support and update all Wyze products. With that context in mind, please answer the following: What efforts have you made toward these goals so far this year that most added to that, and what we can expect for the second half of the year? What feedback are you hearing loud and clear from users related to your team’s particular responsibilities or area of influence?
Soon the app teams will be releasing many improvements and fixes to make apps more efficient, We are working on several high demand features (frequently asked by users) which we will try to release this summer and early autumn. The application is the business card of the company, this is the first thing that the user sees and starts using, because of that, the app team was working hard and we still have a lot of work to do to make the app look and operate better, we constantly are researching new features, and improving current functionalities, we are carefully monitoring user feedback to satisfy most of our users. The app is one big system, we can not make something specific working well and forget about rest of the functionalities, e.g. if we do dark mode, we do it across all app, if we do landscape we do for whole app and so on. -
And of course, Jason told us the following this week:
We have also heard that the app could use some more improvement, and we are working on that, we have been working on adding separate AI detection and notification options and working on the UI. Landscape mode for iPad is currently in beta testing, there are a few quirks right now but it is coming along.
Thanks so much for posting this! Even though I couldn’t
attend the AMA, I’m so pleased that my question/concern (“App-wide Landscape support for tablets, …”) was directly addressed. I haven’t run 2.42 Beta but am very much looking forward to the released version. Thanks again.
Hi Wyze. I took a new video of the issue.
This is on Beta v2.42.0 (b288)
Android 12 - 10" tablet
Also repros on the latest released app. For comparison, I was using TinyCam.
Maybe give us an advance option to +90/180/270 degree rotation to apply on top of the device sensor in the settings?
That is because so far we have only started to get this rolling out to iPad users on the 2.42 beta.
Thanks! Glad to see this feature request getting looked at!
I am testing the beta on my iPad Pro. So far your App still a bust. I still have to flip back and forth between portrait and landscape. I was so hoping to that app version would work and begin buying more of your cameras. So for now I’m saving my money. Which means less sales for Wyze.
Please fix landscape mode on the iPad, so the view is more centered on the display, instead of showing a blank area on top of the video feed. I noticed this only happens when in live view, when watching a recorded video it’s in the center of the display with back bars above and below it.
Well they have made some progress - at least the home screen is in landscape now. But I would rather have had event review in landscape first (
EDIT - I do see event review is now landscape as well, although not always).
It is however maddening how much screen space is wasted in event review on iPad Pro and the tiny thumbnail previews are effectively useless.
I too am an iPad Pro user. Testing the beta and I am not impressed. Wyze should havec done better from day 1.
Hey now, they only 4 years to work on it!!!
Agree. Event list is still in portrait but events themselves play in landscape, but … only cover about 2/3 of the width of my iPad screen while playing. Tons of wasted space to the right.
Why is this not fixed yet? It’s been a month already!
you must display patience grasshopper it only took five years to get it on the iPad at all
I use my iPad with a keyboard and it’s in landscape mode 99% of the time. Please program your apps to make that possible.