iPad app in portrait (for all models) [Done in Roon 1.8]

I would also appriciate a portrait mode for iPads. I use an iPad mini in a docking station. With a portrait mode I could use iroon without undocking.

Please add this to 1.3.

Thanks in advance. :wink:

Any news on when this will come?

+1 for portrait mode.

I believe portrait is the more commonly used mode (at least for me it is), except maybe for video apps.

Portrait Mode for iPad is a must-have. Please consider adding this feature.


And while on the subject:

  1. Loose the horisontal scrolling in Album view! Why, oh why, must Roon be the single advocate for this quirky behaviour! And its not even consistent!
  2. Get the local output on iOS working! ai know it’s nor easily done using your current development env. But it IS a major let down…


Your two points are a little of topic for this subject however, see these existing feature requests.

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Next major UI release is going to primarily vertical scrolled, and portrait or landscape, with full functionality on phones.

I can’t give any schedules or details, but I’m positive all of you will be happy with the result.

This new UI is as far from current Roon as Roon 1.0 was from iTunes!


Excellent! Thank you gentlemen!
Full functionality to me includes Bridge-capability on the iProduct also, but that’s asking for too much, right?

iPad - PLEASE - work on allowing the iPad be used in PORTRAIT mode

Yes, portrait mode would be good.

It’s been a year since you posted this…

…and we still haven’t delivered the major UI release.

The majority of the UI re-design project is tied in with “mobile”.

@brian wrote a great post on why some things get released before others (including mobile) here:


Portrait mode on iPad has my vote… Yes please

WHY don’t we have portrait mode on all iPads yet?

C’mon Roon team…it can’t really be that hard to give us that option, can it?

Seconded, why would this not be available?

I’ve got a roon shaped hole in my new kitchen and unless this simple feature can be released it will remain empty :roll_eyes:

Nearly all iPad models lack sufficient horizontal resolution in portrait mode to run Roon. That is why.


That seems like a bit of a cop out to me. What the software developers need to do is think differently about how they present the information in a portrait mode. I’m not looking for the portrait mode to look exactly like the landscape mode. In fact, there’s a lot of information in the landscape mode that I don’t really need to see.

Roon have said they are redoing the entire interface to level up mobile which could be why this area seems to be in abeyance.

I really don’t like having to switch my iPad to horizontal orientation when using Roon so I’d request a portrait format option. I understand horizontal is probably necessary for the iPhone or Android phones but there are millions upon millions of iPads out there with great vertical page-oriented size & resolution capability.

Just to make things clear, ‘Portrait Mode’ (optimized for smaller screens; reduced functionality) is what you usually get on phones.

‘Landscape Mode’ is the same UI as you know from the desktop versions (MacOS, Windows). You don’t want that version on phones because the fonts and buttons are to small.