How to rotate the screen on your iPhone?

When using a smartphone, chances are you mostly use the default portrait mode to view texts, messages, videos, photos, etc. However, there are times when you need to use iPhone in landscape mode when watching movies or web series or even just a simple video that you want to watch in full screen.

If you think turning your iPhone screen is complicated, we’ve got news for you. It’s not. The steps are simple and you don’t need to do much.

This article will guide you through the steps to follow to rotate your iPhone screen without any problem.

Ways to rotate iPhone screen

Since the screen rotation feature is integrated into the iPhone itself, you don’t have to go out of your way to do it separately by downloading a third-party app.

You can do it directly on your iPhone from Settings. Here’s what to do:

  • Start by making sure the screen rotation lock on iPhone is not enabled. When it is enabled, you cannot rotate the screen by changing the position of your iPhone. The easiest way to check that is to look at the top right corner of the iPhone screen. If you find a lock with an arrow around it, chances are your iPhone’s screen rotation lock is enabled. The first thing you need to do is turn it off.
  • To disable the specific setting, you need to go to the Control Center and find the lock button we just mentioned. If it is enabled, tap it once to disable it.
  • After successfully disabling this screen rotation lock, you should be able to rotate the phone horizontally and the screen will also rotate accordingly.

If the steps mentioned don’t work on your iPhone, there could be iPhone settings issues or display settings issues. Let’s talk more about that.

Why is my iPhone screen not rotating?

Apps like Netflix, YouTube, etc. support instant screen rotation, but not every app you use on your iPhone has this particular feature. So once you’ve disabled the screen rotation lock and you still find that the iPhone screen doesn’t rotate, it could be an orientation issue with the specific app you’re currently using.

However, if you’re sure that the app you’re using supports Screen Rotation, but you still can’t rotate the screen, here are a few quick fixes for you to check out:

Restart the device

Sometimes common software bug issues can prevent you from changing the screen orientation even after changing the position of your phone. In such cases, you can restart iPhone and that should solve your problem for good. Restarting the iPhone fixes the bug issues and restores the smooth operation of the app.

Contact Apple Support

If you’ve done everything but are still unable to change the iPhone’s screen orientation, the last resort is to contact Apple support. It allows you to go through all the troubleshooting errors and fix the problem in seconds. For faster resolution, you can simply take your iPhone to the nearest service center to have it repaired.


And thus you can control the screen rotation process on your iPhone without any hassle. Make sure to keep an eye on the screen rotation lock as that makes all the difference when it comes to this particular process.

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