Screen Rotation Lock On Iphone 5
Suppose you are reading a book on an iPhone or iPad, the pages of a book cannot be rotated horizontally or vertically with respect to the screen. Are you comfortable? Or, say, you watch YouTube videos on the iPad’s big screen, and even after turning the screen, the videos just don’t turn on in full screen? Or you cannot view the photo gallery by turning the iPhone or iPad to the side.
Seriously, this is very depressing, because it’s a shame to have a large screen and not use it to the maximum. And yet, we love Apple devices for many reasons. In this article we will tell you everything you need to know about the screen rotation function, how to configure, disable and enable screen rotation on the iPhone (5, 6, 7, 8, X), and all the errors that may be associated with it.
If you do not want the screen to rotate when you change the location of the device, you just need to use the screen rotation lock feature built into iOS.
Here’s how to adjust the screen rotation:
1. Verify that the Control Center is turned on.
2. Swipe down on the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center.
3. The location of the screen rotation lock depends on which version of iOS you are working with. In iOS 11 and above, it is on the left, just below the first group of buttons. In iOS 7-10, the layout is different, namely the upper right corner. Regardless of the version of iOS, pay attention to the icon that should show the lock with a curved arrow around it.
4. Click on the rotation lock icon to lock the screen in the current position. You will know the rotation lock screen turns on when the icon is highlighted in white (iOS 7-9) or red (iOS 10-11).
Enable or disable screen rotation on iPhone
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How to disable / enable landscape mode on iPhone
What is landscape mode? Landscape mode is the horizontal display mode of a smartphone, in which viewing videos, movies, using applications or games becomes much more convenient than in portrait (vertical) mode. In order to disable / enable this mode, you need the following steps:
1. Click on "Application Settings."
2. Press “Display & Brightness".
3. In the parameter list, pay attention to the “Zoom Display”. Under this heading, you should see “View”. Click on it.
4. You will see two tabs:
When you select the "standard" tab, you can switch between landscape and porter modes.
When choosing “Zoomed" , the whole interface will increase a little.
5. Click Install" in the upper right corner. Your iPhone will restart to implement the changes.
How to activate landscape mode on iPhone
Check display scaling factor
You can check if the zoom function is enabled or disabled on the device. If this function is enabled, it will interfere with the free rotation of the screen. In order to disable it, you need to:
1. Go to “Settings” and select “Display and Brightness”.
2. After, click “Display Enlargement” and select the viewing option to check whether display enlargement is enabled or disabled.
3. If the option is in a zoom state, simply select the standard mode, and then click on the “Apply” button to save the changes.
4. In the next window, click the "Use Standard" button to continue working with the standard mode.
5. After completion, the phone will restart in standard mode.
Like on any other smartphone, the iPhone has a function to automatically rotate the screen when the device is rotated. This function allows you to quickly switch from the vertical orientation of the screen to horizontal and vice versa.
In most cases, this is very convenient, but sometimes a change of orientation is undesirable. For such cases, a special function is provided that allows you to enable or disable auto-rotate. In this article we will tell you how to use this feature on iPhone 4,4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6, 6s, and 7.
By default, on the iPhone, auto-rotate is turned on and when you tilt the device 90 degrees to the side, the screen should automatically rotate in the right direction. But, this iPhone behavior can be changed at any time.
If you use an iPhone with an iOS version from 4.0 to 6.0, then you need to double-click. After that, a multitasking panel will appear at the bottom of the screen. This panel must be scrolled to the right until a button with a round arrow appears, which is responsible for the screen auto-rotate. Using this button, you can enable or disable auto-rotate without any problems.
If you have an iPhone with a more modern version of iOS, then you need to make a swipe from the bottom of the screen. As a result, the so-called “Control Point” will appear in which all the basic settings and functions of the iPhone are concentrated. In the upper part of the “Control Center” there will be a series of buttons. In this row there should be a button with the image of the lock and a round arrow, which is used to enable or disable auto-rotate the screen. If the button is red, it means auto-rotate is disabled; if the button is gray, it means auto-rotate is enabled.
It should be noted that in the iPhone settings, in the “General” section, there is a function that changes the logic of the switch on the side of the device (by default, this switch is responsible for turning the sound on and off). Using this function, you can set the switch to “Orientation Lock”.
If the switch works in the "Orientation Lock" mode, then you cannot enable or disable auto-rotation through the "Control Point". In this case, you need to control auto-rotation using the switch.
In addition, auto-rotate the screen may not work on the iPhone’s desktop (on the so-called SpringBoard). If your auto-rotate works in applications, but does not work on the iPhone’s desktop, then most likely the problem is the increased scale of the display of icons. In order to fix it. You need to go to the "Settings – Screen and Brightness – View" section and select the standard display of the interface (no increase).
Turning the desktop of any modern gadget can help when working with the device, and annoy, including when it is not necessary. Fortunately, the developers found a way out of the situation – they came up with the possibility of blocking the book orientation.
Imagine you decide to read a book, watch a movie and want to get a larger picture, more horizontal. Should rotate the gadget on its side , and the device automatically rotates the picture, adjusting to a wider format.
Especially for owners of modern iPhones and recently updated iOS firmware, we will take a closer look at how to configure the portrait orientation lock of your gadget.
The auto-rotate function in modern gadgets is provided by a small dashboard, it called a gyroscope. This device helps to view photos, videos in a horizontal position.
Using the gadget in this position, it is very convenient to work with programs or conduct third-party manipulations. Nevertheless, applications whose operation provides for horizontal mode are launched in this way, regardless of the settings.
Turn iPhone screen rotation on and off
Experienced users can easily find the place where the functional on / off button for portrait orientation is hidden.
However, users who have recently acquired Apple’s trending gadget may be lost in the icons and settings menu. Let us examine in more detail how to enable this function or disable it.
Portrait orientation all iOS firmware versions carried out by pressing the lock button – it looks like a lock surrounded by an arrow. When this feature is enabled, the function button is highlighted in white. To find this function button There are 2 ways.
The first – you should get the screen control point by swiping from the bottom up. Thanks to this simple manipulation, the lock button becomes visible. However, the Wi-Fi connection button, the ability to control an audio player and other details are also displayed there.
If it is highlighted grayed out – it means the lock function is turned off (inactive) and you can rotate the screen in a way that is convenient for watching movies, reading books in a large-scale position or other manipulations.
If she highlighted in white – it works and does not allow the screen to rotate when the device is tilted. That is, turning on the same video on YouTube and expanding the gadget to a horizontal position – the picture will remain vertical as before.
And the second way – you need to go to the settings menu, go to the "Basic" section, find the "Switch" function on the side panel and put a mark in front of the "Orientation lock" item. When the button is highlighted in green, the lock function is active.
Accordingly, if it glows gray – then off and you can rotate the device as you like.
Generally, both methods are effective , and which one is more convenient for you is up to you to decide. Sometimes users out of habit control this function through the settings, and some users do not even know about the presence of this function.
Horizontal Screen Mode on iPhone Plus
For larger iPhone models with a Plus mark in the name – a functional lock button works completely similar However, in such models there is additional functionality that allows you to expand the desktop screen in horizontal mode.
This is convenient enough, because you do not need to "turn" your head every time when in the process you need to open another application. Well, the gadget is also not necessary to twist.
Horizontal mode otherwise called landscape. This mode is available in all Apple tablets and allows you to adjust all the icons and wallpaper to a horizontal view.
In the event that in your IPhone Plus model this mode does not work – should check the settings. It is possible that more dimensional icons and inscriptions are installed on the screen, which just does not allow using this function.
In any case, there is a way out! In order to solve this problem, go to the settings, select the menu item “Screen and brightness” , find the “View” sub-item and set the parameter "Standard." After this procedure, the phone usually reboots. And after rebooting, this function should work.
However, it may happen that all of the above manipulations do not help. This may indicate a breakdown of a small element called a gyroscope.
This part is very sensitive and breaks most often during falls or bumps. In this case, it is better to contact the professionals and fix the problem.
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Users of older firmware versions did not know which means a lock on an iPhone simply because there was no such symbol on the phone. But, starting with iOS 4.0, the devices have a new screen lock feature. For example, you lie on the couch and watch photos on your favorite smartphone. and everything would be fine, but the images sometimes turn over, and this spoils all the impressions received. To avoid such situations, this chip was invented. It should be borne in mind that with it has nothing to do.
To temporarily lock the display in iOS 4, press the HOME button two times, scroll to the bottom line and click on the lock icon, which appears as a lock.
In older versions of the phone’s firmware, to prevent display rotation, it was necessary to jailbreak – a modification of the current firmware that allows you to put on your smartphone what does not start in the App Store and install a special application.
Lock on iPhone with iOS 7 firmware
After updating the operating system to the seventh version of iOS, the procedure for prohibiting screen rotation has become easier and more convenient, and now fewer users are wondering what a lock on an iPhone means.
In this firmware version, the display is locked in a new menu called “Control Point”. To activate it, drag your finger up from the bottom of the screen, if it doesn’t work the first time, then press just above the HOME key and drag your finger up. You should get out a panel with icons. The last icon in the form of a lock with an arrow, located in the first five areas, means locking the screen of the phone. Click it and get the mode you need.
How to disable the lock on an iPhone
If your smartphone refuses to flip pictures, videos, messages or contacts, then this means that the screen is locked. In this case, a lock icon should be visible in the status line. But if. this is already a serious problem.
To revive the display in iOS 7 firmware, pull out the “Control Point” menu, which is located below, and click on the image of the lock with a circular arrow. The following inscription appears: “Block. portrait orientation: off. " Now you can expand the image on your smartphone, as you like.
The only minus of this function is the ability to lock the screen only in a vertical position. That is, climbing the Internet, lying on its side with a horizontal browser, you will not succeed. The iPhone will automatically turn the browser over and lock it vertically.