When I’m lying in bed and trying to use DTTG, lying sideways, DTTG changes the orientation according to the iPhone position. However, it simply follows gravity and turns the display upside down, instead of going in landscape mode. This makes it impossible to use DTTG when being in this sideways position.
The only workaround is to manually (and globally) fix the screen orientation, but that is only a partial workaround and not a very good one, because then I don’t get any landscape mode at all, and I can’t make use of the broader landscape screen width for easy reading. Also, I later will have to remind myself to switch off the lock again, because otherwise I will later wonder in another app, why landscape doesn’t work anymore. In other words, it is no real workaround.
Thinking this further, I can’t think of any logical reason why DTTG should follow gravity to show its content in 4 different directions; rather it should behave like virtual all other iPhone apps and simply ignore the upside-down direction.
Note that this is different on the iPad, where it might make sense to use all 4 directions. (That’s why the iPad allows manually locking the screen to every direction; while the iPhone allows only locking the “normal” position. There is no real place for upside-down viewing on the iPhone.)
So actually, I think that the current behavior is a bug. Although I wonder how it survived over all the years and if there’s a rationale for it. I didn’t find related discussion either.
Thanks for consideration