Iphone – UIDevice Orientation


I have the following code in a method. When I run this in the simulator the debugger skips right over the code?? What am I missing?

if (([[UIDevice currentDevice] orientation] == UIDeviceOrientationLandscapeLeft) || 
        ([[UIDevice currentDevice] orientation] == UIDeviceOrientationLandscapeRight)) 

} else {


Best Answer

The best way to determine interface orientation is to look at status bar orientation:

 UIInterfaceOrientation orientation = [[UIApplication sharedApplication] statusBarOrientation];

    if(orientation == UIInterfaceOrientationPortrait || 
       orientation == UIInterfaceOrientationPortraitUpsideDown) {

       //Portrait orientation


if(orientation == UIInterfaceOrientationLandscapeRight ||
   orientation == UIInterfaceOrientationLandscapeLeft) {

    //Landscape orientation


UIDevice class measures orientation based on accelerometer and if device lays flat, it won't return the correct orientation.