Rotate your iPhone to watch videos in full screen, use your device comfortably in bed, and enable more options (such as the calculator app). If your iPhone screen doesn’t rotate depending on how you hold your device, it looks like this: A solid solution to fix this problem. please look.
- Turn off portrait lock on iPhone
- Not all apps are designed to work in landscape mode!
- Kill iOS app
- Restart your iPhone
- View Zoom Turns off the view
- Reset all iPhone settings
- Did you drop your iPhone and break the accelerometer?
1. Turn off the portrait lock on your iPhone
This is the first thing to ensure that your iPhone screen rotates. When portrait lock is enabled, the iPhone screen remains in portrait mode and does not rotate to landscape mode (except for ceratin apps such as YouTube with an additional rotation mechanism).
To turn off the screen rotation lock, follow these steps:
- Open Control center..Do this
- On iPhones with Face ID, swipe down from the top right of the screen.
- On the iPhone with the home button on the front, press it twice.
- that is Rotation lock icon red?? If yes, tap it to turn off the lock and enable free rotation of the screen.
- Then open the appropriate app such as Safari or Messages and rotate your iPhone.
The screen will rotate. If not, read on.
2. Not all apps are designed to work in landscape mode.
Not all apps spin. This includes Apple as well as third-party apps downloaded from the App Store.
For example, on my iPhone 11, built-in apps such as phone, music, App Store, weather, reminders, and health don’t spin. However, iMovie, settings, contacts, Safari, messages, calendars, files, etc. can rotate freely.
Interestingly, some apps like Books don’t spin when navigating things like catalogs. But when I’m reading a book, the screen rotates.
FaceTime elements (buttons, options) do not rotate. However, the actual video will rotate during the call.
In the Camera app, the icons for switching between camera, flash, and photo thumbnails rotate slightly, but the rest of the options remain.
Now let’s talk about third-party apps. WhatsApp, Gmail, Twitter, etc. will be in landscape mode. But my favorite payment apps – Paytm, Microsoft Authenticator, Instagram, etc. don’t spin.
Therefore, it can be inferred that there are no fixed rules for app rotation. Whether you can rotate the screen depends on the developer of the app.
Now let’s talk about rotating the home screen. On Plus and Max models (iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 12 Pro Max, etc.), you can rotate the iPhone home screen to landscape mode. But on smaller models (such as my iPhone 11 despite having a huge 6-inch screen and a small iPhone 6s), the home screen doesn’t rotate.
In addition, some apps, such as settings, spin on my big iPhone 11 but not on my small iPhone 6s.
Conclusion: Screen rotation depends on the app you are using and the iPhone model. In general, most apps allow rotation. To see if screen rotation is fully functional, open the Safari app (known to rotate on all iPhone models). Now turn your iPhone. If it spins, everything is fine.
3. Kill the iOS app
Is iPhone screen rotation still working after following the above solution? In this case, kill the app and start over.
- For iPhone Face ID, Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and press and hold.
- For iPhone Home button, Double press.
- Drag the non-rotating app card up.
- After a few seconds, reopen the app and rotate your iPhone. The app screen should also rotate.
4. Restart your iPhone
This has helped fix minor issues such as the iPhone not spinning the screen in the past. To restart your iPhone, turn it off as usual. After 1 minute, turn on the power. The problem that the iPhone screen does not rotate is solved!
Tips: If your iPhone has not been updated, please download and install the latest available version of iOS.
5. Turn off the display zoom view
Are you using the zoom display settings? If yes, certain apps will not rotate unless you set the screen settings to standard. For example, on my iPhone 11, the Settings app screen doesn’t rotate when using Zoom View. But other apps like Safari spin.
This means that if you want all compatible apps to rotate freely, follow these steps to turn off the zoom on your display.
- Open iPhone Configuration Tap Display and brightness..
- Scroll to the bottom and tap opinion..
- Tap standard..
- Tap Configuration → Use standard..
- Once this is done, auto-rotation should work for all compatible apps.
6. Reset all iPhone settings
Did none of the above solutions help? In this case, please go ahead and reset all iPhone settings. When complete, your iPhone screen should rotate perfectly.
Note: Resetting all settings will not delete your personal photos, apps, music, videos, app data, etc. However, any settings you have added or changed will fall back to their default state. This includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, VPN, notifications, keyboards and more.
- Open iPhone Configuration Tap Universal..
- Tap reset From below.
- Tap Reset all settings I will continue.
- Once this is done, it’s almost certain that the iPhone screen won’t rotate is a thing of the past!
You’ve followed all the fixes above, but you’re still out of luck! Remember that you recently dropped your iPhone on a hard surface? If yes, the problem may not be specific to the software (otherwise the above fix will help). The iPhone accelerometer (a sensor that reads the rotation of the physical device) may be broken. To fix this, contact Apple Support and make a reservation at your local Apple Store or Authorized Service Center.
I think I’ve solved the iPhone screen rotation problem. Unless it’s a hardware issue, it’s not a big deal. If you still have questions, please share them in the comments below.
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