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How to rotate the screen of your iPhone

IPhones have had a so-called gyroscope sensor integrated for many years. The gyroscope ensures that the iPhone recognizes its orientation. This not only helps you in applications like Google Maps and shows you the cardinal directions. It also allows the screen of your iPhone to rotate automatically when you change the orientation. This allows you to view content in portrait mode, landscape mode, or even upside down. However, automatic orientation can also get annoying at times. Many of you will be familiar with the iPhone accidentally switching to the exact format you don’t want it to. This happens mainly when you are lying comfortably on the couch or in bed on your back. But fortunately, you can turn off screen flipping. We’ll show you how to regulate the orientation below.

Screen rotation on iPhone without home button

To regulate screen rotation, you need to go to the control center. But how you do this depends on the model of your iPhone. First, we’ll start with devices that don’t have a home button, but instead rely on Face ID. You open the Control Center differently on these models than on iPhones with a Home button. To open it, you have to swipe down with your finger from the upper right corner of the screen. Here, you will find the image for the alignment lock directly under the WLAN icon. Tap on it to activate or deactivate it. When the orientation lock is activated, the screen of your iPhone will no longer rotate automatically.

Screen rotation on iPhone with home button

You can also turn on or off the so-called orientation lock on models with a classic home button. For this, you need to open the control center again. This time you have to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the center. Now the same appears. Again, you can see the alignment lock icon. Activate or deactivate it as you like with a simple tap.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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