What to do when iPhone Screen won’t rotate?

With the advancement of technology, we know that there are multiple options provided to people. People nowadays are more concerned about what device they should use. However, most of the people using Android since a long time would also admit that iPhone offers many other features too.

iPhones are not only classy and attractive but it has many features that cannot be found elsewhere. You must have heard about the saying “You only value something when its gone.” Well, that is true. People taking Apple products or iPhone for granted will later realize it’s worth when it’s no longer there.

The thing that people enjoy the most about an iPhone is the auto rotation feature. With the help of this feature people will be easily able to reorient themselves no matter how they are holding the device. The screen will automatically rotate to the person’s view point. But the point of concern raises when this feature no longer works.

This error can be a lot difficult and irritating for people who always used this feature. Many people start assuming that their device is broken but that’s not always the case. There can be a list of reasons that are causing this error.

Below we have mentioned a few reasons that may be the occurring the problem. Make sure to check all of these.

All apps do not rotate.

This is quite common to know that if you have chosen the auto rotation option, your home screen will automatically rotate. Similarly, it does the same on all other applications that you download. However, in some cases it might be different because all the installed applications do not support this.

So this can be one reason why your application is not being rotated. But to reconfirm just turn your device and the screen doesn’t reorient, check to see whether the orientation lock is enabled. If it’s not enabled, the app probably is designed not to rotate.

Fixing  Enlarged Icons on an iPhone

In case you have an iPhone 6 Plus, 6S Plus, 7 Plus, or 8 Plus, you can easily rotate the layout of the home screen if you have chosen the auto-rotation option.

In case your home screen still doesn’t rotate, and your screen rotation lock isn’t even on, then the display zoom could be one reason that is interfering with it and it would be better if you fix it in order to use both display modes of your iPhone or any other device that you’re using.

If you are still having these rotation problems or your home screen still won’t rotate on these devices then disable the Display Zoom option by following these steps we made for you and this will hopefully remove all these problems for you.

  1. The first thing you need to do is on your mobile phone and then go on settings.
  2. There you will see a Display & Brightness option. Click on that.
  3. Now you should scroll and locate the option i.e. view in the Display Zoom. Once you have found the option, click on it.
  4. Press the Standard option provided there.
  5. At last, click on the Set option in order to save the changes you made.

Damaged Accelerometer

Another possible reason that is coming between your way could be your devices’ damaged accelerometer. This happens in case your app supports screen rotation and all other things are off but your screen is still having problem in rotating then there must be a problem in your device hardware.

However, it is quite common to know that your device can accidentally get damaged without you even knowing about it. And you figure it out later when the features totally stop working.

Since screen rotation is always managed by your device accelerometer. But what is accelerometer? Well, a device accelerometer is a sensor that keeps a proper track on your device movement. In case your accelerometer is broken, it won’t track movement and won’t know when to rotate the screen which will result in no screen rotation.

You can easily make an appointment at the Apple store if you feel that there is something wrong with your hardware. Get your device checked on time so you know where the problem is.  We would not suggest you to fix these problems yourself even if you’re following an online tutorial because this can result in getting it worse.

Professional help is something we always recommend because it is always better to get it properly fixed rather than making it worse which we know you won’t want too.

Screen Rotation Lock on iDevices

Screen Rotation is a tool and feature that may vary from device to device or even from one operating system to another. To add another thing here, you will be surprised to know that the operating system in iPhones or iPods are same but when it comes to screen roattion then this is something that works differently on some of their models. These features may vary from one another.

For instance, there would be models who’s home screen would automatically rotate without any changes being made. But on the other side, there are some of the models where you will have to control the settings differently. Screen rotation lock is one reason why your screen is not able to rotate and in some models it is compulsory to choose this particular option.

So matter what device you have you must check its manual to know how one can use the screen rotation tools for that particular device and it might resolve all your problems.

Written by Hina Akram

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