IPhone stop screen rotating with orientation lock

This guide will show you the iPhone stop screen rotating trick when you turn the device on it’s side. On an iPhone the feature that you use to stop the screen rotating is Orientation Lock. Orientation lock has been available on the iPhone for years now. In every major version Apple decide to move the location of the icon. The icon is a padlock with an encompassing circle.

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  1. mike

    thank you so much this was sooooooooo annoying!

  2. Raj

    Thank you very much! This has sorted out an ongoing headache without having to resort to 3rd party apps. Much appreciated!

  3. mohammed ezzat amin

    thx so much i was annoyed so much and then i called apple store and hardware & softeware technician and no solution now i got the easy solution .. thx so much

    1. Tulip_321

      Thanks a lot man.NOw i can easily do my tasks on iphone while lying on bed :p

        1. LEAFY LANE


  4. Glenn

    Top man! This has been bugging me for ages.

  5. JT

    Top man and a google search, cant fault you!!

  6. zele

    where can i find this program? i looked for if in cydia and installous…

  7. zele

    hahahah sry people, i found it :D

  8. Valiant Boy

    You little beuty!!!! I’ve been battling with my iphone Sat Nav for the last year as I use it on my motorbike, but it would flip upside down all the time, usually when coming up to intersections. This has fixed it. You made my day (and next time I get a major update, maybe I’ll read the release notes!!)

  9. Heaven or hell- you choose!

    I love the Internet as it made our lives in someways sooo much easier. I wanted to know where to set this lock. I googled . 1st link I clicked. I found it.

    Allah the most high be praised for allowing human beings intelligence to have the Internet created.

  10. Neovillan

    that has been driving me nuts many thanks

  11. Bersashi

    Thanks u so much i was going crazy on how to fix this i give 5 stars out of 5

  12. Piseyvicheth

    Thank you so much. It’s very useful

  13. guest

    haha  thanks!  I couldnt figure out what I had done that was keeping my screen from rotating!

  14. Cibai

    Hahaha. Super like! Simple free help. Thanks man

  15. STacy

    Thank you sooooo much!!!! Awesome!!!

  16. Laurencoryell

    Awesome! Now I look smarter than my husband when it comes to our iPhones! Haha

  17. Zoheib86

    Thnx for making ppls life easier on the go… AND THNK YOU MR. JOBS FOR PUTTING IN THE POTRAIT LOCK FOR US….

  18. Dendoubleds

    Thank you so much mate. Its so hidden.

  19. xniccixd

    Thankyou this has driven me insane

  20. Nafi

    Nice post. Thanks for the post.
    There is another option for this which i user more which is to enable Touch accessibily option and use the shortcut. As mentioned other options are available too for Rotation lock on iPhone / iPod / iPad iOS

  21. Hayley Brandon

    That’s awesome! Thanks a million!! It worked

  22. Hatem

    Thanks a lot, finally I unlocked again

  23. Sobetennis

    Perfect. I swiped to the right though.

  24. Fyhgftg

    Thanks!!! Never would’ve found it!

  25. Wasimkhanjadoon

    u r a gem my frnd… its so hidden.. thanks alot for this beautiful post.

  26. Colleen

    Darn. I really was hoping to have it be able to lock when sideways, too.

  27. Sophiagair_x

    When I hold down the button it takes me to voice control?

  28. joseph rodriguez

    wow thanks that was greatly appreciated… when i record videos now will it post sideways or vertical?

  29. Becca Nelson

    Thank you soooo much. It has been driving me crazy.

  30. Valerie

    Your instructional writing skills are top notch, the best! Detailed, exact, and easy to follow. The best I’ve seen for iphone tips and how-to’s. …And you even include visuals—so helpful. Thank you!

  31. Toni

    Omg this is amazing… Slightly different on the new iOS 7.2 but rite direction thank you

  32. ThatMatt

    Wonderful! Thank you! I made a lifehacker car-crib for my ipod touch, but having the music player in portrait mode is so frustrating! This is a great bit of knowledge!

  33. Heather

    Every time I time I exit out of an app my screen turns sideways whether my portrait orientation is locked or not. How do I fix this?

  34. Sarosh

    Love it man…your too good at this .

  35. Quita Thomas Jackson

    I have a iPhone 6 & I was wondering how can I stop it from going sideways

  36. Toestubber

    Still can’t lock it in landscape mode. For some idiotic reason.

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