Turn the iPhone into a Scientific Calculator by Rotating Calculator App

Dec 29, 2011 - 20 Comments

Scientific Calculator for iPhone

Need to use a scientific calculator on the iPhone? Instead of downloading a new app, just launch the existing Calculator app and then rotate the iPhone so that the screen orientation is horizontal. This instantly transforms the calculator app into a scientific calculator, no visit to the App Store is required.

This will work on the iPod touch as well, and has been around in iOS for quite some time now but apparently we haven’t posted the tip before. Thanks for sending this in Jared!

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, Tips & Tricks

20 Comments

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  1. Chris says:

    We know.

  2. Tim says:

    Gosh what a lame post.

  3. ArtFeel says:

    Ok cap.

  4. Max says:

    Doh. You really are running out of material for this site.

  5. doctor K says:

    Now you just set up a new record in stupidity… please kids go play somewhere else…

  6. Classzero says:

    I have to agree with Chris and Max.

  7. Symon Davis says:

    I bet the next post will show an iPhone screen with the Calendar on it’s side showing the day view marking the present time.

  8. Seiger says:

    Your commenters are bullies. What if you didn’t know this? You should feel like a big idiot?

    • Brian says:

      But we do know this, and we’re not idiots. If we WERE idiots, we wouldn’t know this. If you don’t know this, you’re probably an idiot. I’m sorry, but it’s true :)

      By the way, we’re not bullies. If we were bullies, we would be out giving wedgies to little kids.

  9. fired says:

    you’re all fired

  10. Andre says:

    I didn’t know and I really appreciate this hint. Maybe the other commenters didn’t get their wished-for presents and are therefore in a bad mood… you have to take it out on someone, right?!? ;-)

    • Chris says:

      It’s just that the MAJORITY of users know it. I’m not (emphasis on I’m, as in me, I don’t speak for other commenters) making fun of people who DON’T know this, but when it’s as widely known as it is it’s just better to NOT make a post about this.

  11. lol says:

    lol… this is funny. Maybe it should be kept to a ‘tips’ feed and not the main site. Cause I guess there are people who don’t know this, but then I am a teacher and I have students in my lowest class and they know it…. so if you don’t maybe you either need to spend more time getting to know your iOS device or you need to give it back and use Microsoft.

  12. Classzero says:

    lol,
    I disagree, No one should go back to a “microsoft” product. No one deserves that kind of torture. Using microsoft is like waterboarding. I unfortunately have to develop in a .Net shop.

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