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PressReader version 1.6 brings landscape mode to the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

PressReader version 1.6 featuring the long awaited landscape mode for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, has been approved by Apple and is now available for download from the iTunes App Store!

Now, whether at work, curled up at home or on the go, PressDisplay.com subscribers have the option of reading over 1,500 titles from around the world on their Apple devices in the orientation that suits them best (personally, I’m really digging landscape on the smaller iPhone and iPod Touch screens, but ultimately, the decision is up you 🙂 ).

Check out the landscape screenshots below:

Quick tip to prevent your iPad screen from rotating

If you’d like to prevent your iPad screen from rotating while you’re reading your favorite newspaper on PressReader, all you have to do is change the setting on the Screen Rotation Lock button located on your iPad.

Simply slide the Screen Rotation Lock down to lock the iPad in its current screen orientation:

Once this has been done, a lock icon will appear in the status bar.  To unlock your iPad’s rotation functionality, all you have to do is slide the Screen Rotation Lock button back up (which is the default setting on your iPad).

How many devices can I use?

Whether you enjoy using your iPad, iPhone, PC or any other mobile device, one thing is for certain – it seems like more and more of us are enjoying many more devices.  With any 1 PressDisplay.com subscription, subscribers can access their favorite PressDisplay titles on 3 different computers and 3 mobile devices.

So, there you have it!  Get PressReader version 1.6 for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad right now and enjoy either potrait or landscape modes or both!  As always, we want to make the app as good as it can possibly be so please feel free to leave feedback on the blog or review the app on iTunes.



  1. Paul
    May 18, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Any chance of updating the app so there is a setting to not change orientation automatically.

    In the setting page to lock on one or the other or automatic.


    • Michael Oksinski
      May 18, 2010 at 5:44 pm

      Hi Paul,

      Absolutely! The blog post has been updated with instructions on how to lock screen orientation.


  2. Paul
    May 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Any quick tip to stop the iphone from rotating all the time when u try and read something?

    Please update app setting to allow landscape or portrait locking.


    • May 25, 2010 at 5:33 pm

      Hi Paul. I have passed your request along to the product manager. It’s nice that the iPad has the physical button you can use to do that, but I agree, it would be good to have something programmable for the iPhone.

  3. Paul
    May 25, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you Gayle

    Another suggestion I have is regarding offline mode.

    Where I live there is no unlimited 3g data plan which means i must be very careful using press reader when not on wifi, as the first month my data was completely used up by press reader which, unbeknown to me, I assumed once it was downloaded there would be no need to continually go online and download things. But I was wrong.

    It would be great if your app has a wifi only mode as many apps coming out now have this option.

    Or to have an offline reading mode as I download my newspapers on my home wifi then read them traveling to and from work with my 3g turned off and continually receive network errors.


    • May 25, 2010 at 5:50 pm

      Actually, Paul, once a paper is downloaded, you should not have to be online to read it. The point of the app was to allow offline reading so you could download the papers you want from your home and then go offline to read them on your commute. This may be a problem with your configuration. Let me get the support team on this for you. Stay tuned.

  1. May 18, 2010 at 3:17 am

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