Here’s what could happen and how to fix iPhone rotation issues: One very cool aspect of the iPhone and other devices such as the iPad and iPod touch is that the auto rotation of their screens is dependent on how you hold the unit. But often when your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is turned on the screen doesn’t rotate automatically to match it. This may make it hard to use your smartphone or might even make you believe that your phone is broken. There are a few explanations of why the screen does not rotate, and most of them are simple to correct.
Does Screen Rotation Support your App?
Automatic screen rotation does not help every app. Don’t expect the screen to rotate if you’re using an app that doesn’t support that feature.
For example, the home screen does not rotate on most iPhone and iPod touch models (although it can rotate on extra-large screens on Plus models, such as the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus) and some apps are built to only function in one orientation.
The app is possibly programmed not to rotate if you turn the computer and the screen doesn’t rotate, and if the rotation lock isn’t activated. To confirm that screen rotation is working, try an app you know supports rotation, such as the Safari web browser.
How to Turn Off Screen Rotation Lock on iPhone?
iPhone rotation issues prevent your display touch from automatically rotating the screen no matter how you turn the device. The Screen Rotation Lock settings If your screen isn’t spinning, it could be because you’ve switched on the Rotation Lock.
To test if the display rotation lock is switched on, look for an icon that looks like an arrow curving around a lock in the upper right corner of the screen next to the battery indicator. The screen rotation lock is turned on when you see the button.
Unless the lock icon is available, the screen rotation lock can be switched off by following the basic process:
1.Scroll up to reveal the Control Center from the bottom of the panel. The lock and arrow icon on the far left is illuminated to signify that it has been turned on.
2.To turn off the Rotation Lock, tap the lock and arrow button. Orientation Lock: Off is read by a message at the top of the screen.
3.Click the Home button when you’re done, tap the pad or swipe to close the Control Center and you’ll be back on the home screen.
4.Try spinning your iPhone again with that done. When you adjust the device’s location, the screen should auto-rotate. Moving on to the next steps, if it doesn’t.
Restart Your iOS Device
Restarting the system is another nice fast remedy for a device whose screen won’t auto-rotate. If you have a hardware issue, it won’t fix it but most software problems will be solved.
Using the iPad Screen Rotation Lock
Whereas the iPad runs an operating system somewhat similar to the iPhone and iPod touch, the rotation of the display operates a little differently. For one the home screen will rotate on all iPad models. On the other hand, the setting on certain models is regulated a little differently.
If you have an iPad that is older than your iPad Air or iPad mini 3, this tip is for you.
Tap General in the Settings app and you’ll find a setting called Use Side Switch that allows you to choose if the small switch above the volume buttons on the side controls the mute or rotation lock feature.
Use the Control Center to control screen rotation on newer iPad models (iPad Air 2 and newer).