Seems like you made a mistake with < > signs. Try changing the conditions like this:
Thanks for the reply. I changed it to your condition variations, but now the player keeps bumping to the edges of the screen at my tilts. I tried switching the up and down directional events so Beta <-1 is up and >1 is down. This kind of worked for the forward and backwards tilt when the phone was in portrait mode, but my game is best suited for landscape play - I'm wondering if this is where the problem is. I've attached the screenshot with your conditions just in case I misunderstood. Otherwise, do you know the orientation event conditons for landscape view (please and thanks)?