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Iphone stop screen rotating flipping or turning

How to stop iphone screen rotating: This post will show you how to stop iphone screen rotating when you turn your device on its side. iphone stop screen rotating.

I just found the most important feature about the new iphone. It’s called ‘portrait orientation lock’. It stops the screen from flipping when you turn the phone on its side.

You know the situation. You are reading on the sofa, or sitting in bed, and the screen on your phone flips round because you are holding the device at an angle. You just triggered the motion sensors. The frustrating part is that when it happens, you have to move and shake your phone or ipad to get it to go back to normal. When it happens the first time its OK, but when it happens a lot it’s frustrating.


Iphone stop screen rotating ios11

In ios11 the portrait orientation lock has again moved; its now on the dash screen

– swipe up from the bottom of the screen
– under the icons for wifi, bluetooth and airplane mode youll see the padlock icon
– click the padlock icon to toggle the orientation lock

Iphone stop screen rotating

In ios10 the portrait orientation lock button is on the control-center screen.

Here’s how to stop your iphone screen rotating:

  1. Swipe from the bottom of your screen upwards
    (opposite from what you do for the notification center at the top of your screen)
  2. You will now see the control center with lots of icons and options.
  3. If you see the music and volume controls, swipe to the screen on the left
  4. By default portrait orientation lock is the last icon in the first row.
  5. If its enabled it will have a red background.

With portrait orientation lock enabled you will stop iphone screen rotating :)

How to stop iphone screen rotating with Portrait orientation lock in iOS

In ios7 the portrait orientation lock button has moved and is now on the control-center screen. This has stayed for iOS 8 and iOS9.

To access the control-center:

  1. Swipe from the bottom of your screen upwards
    (like you do for the notification center at the top of your screen)
  2. You will now see the control center with lots of icons and options.
  3. By default portrait orientation lock is the last icon in the first row.
  4. If its enabled it will have a white outline.

With portrait orientation lock enabled you will successfully stop iphone screen rotating :)

Iphone stop screen rotating in iOS6 and Below

To stop your device from flipping about all over the place in iOS 6 and below; follow these simple instructions:

  1. Double click the home button
    the one with the square on it on your phone / ipad / ipod touch.
  2. This takes you to the ‘multitasking’ part.
  3. Swipe right on the icons at the bottom.
  4. The first icon has a padlock on it.
  5. Click it.

You can now use your iphone without the screen flipping!!!!!

You can lock the screen using this technique in either portrait or landscape mode.
To disable the lock, simply click the padlock icon again.
Your iphone will return to normal flipping mode :)

Edit: check here for a post about how to use your iPad’s side switch for portrait orientation lock

Sources: apple support

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