How to disable / enable screen rotation on the iPhone

In this article we will explain how to manage (disable or enable) rotate the screen in different versions of the iPhone while holding the smartphone in landscape orientation and for what reasons this function may not work.

Immediately worth noting, that, first of all, support for screen rotation in the iPhone should be implemented by the software developer. That is, not every game or application allows you to use your smartphone in landscape orientation.

How to disable / enable screen rotation on the iPhone

By default, iOS screen rotation on all iPhones is activated. The most commonplace way to enable orientation change locks will be the option located in the Control Point. When pressed, the screen will always remain in portrait orientation.

In the enhanced Plus version of the iPhone, in addition to changing the screen orientation of applications, there is also the ability to rotate the iOS desktop.

Why does not the screen rotation work in iPhone (all iPhone models)

Main cause, on which the iPhone screen refuses to work in landscape orientation is a randomly pressed lock switch, located in the control room.


This will be indicated by the icon in the menu bar.

Open Gesture Control Station from the bottom edge of the screen up and turn off orientation lock.

Why the rotation of the iOS desktop does not work on Plus-versions of the iPhone

If suddenly you notice, that the rotation of the iOS desktop in the Plus versions of the iPhone stopped working, then probably the problem lies in the display of icons on the springboard (home screen).

Follow the path: Settings → Screen and brightness → View.

In addition to the standard display of iOS interface elements, there is also an Enlarged. In Increased mode all interface elements, including springboard icons, getting a little bigger, and the rotation of the display on the desktop will be disabled. At the same time, in all applications everything will be rotated.

For, To re-enable desktop rotation, go to the Standard tab and click Install. The installation process will take a few seconds.