If the screen doesn't rotate on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

The screen on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch might appear to be stuck in portrait or landscape mode. These steps can help.

Check your settings and test with an app that rotates

Some apps don't rotate. Some might use only portrait or landscape mode, or switch depending on the content. To test screen rotation, open the Calculator app that comes with your device. If the screen doesn't rotate when you rotate the device, try these steps:

  1. Check for  in the status bar. If you see this icon, Orientation Lock is on. To turn it off, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the Control Center and tap .
    Control Center with orientation lock on
  2. If you have an iPhone 6 Plus, turn off Display Zoom to rotate the Home screen.
  3. If you have an iPad with a Side Switch, turn the Side Switch on or off.

Get more help

If you checked your settings and your screen still doesn't rotate when using an app that should (like the Calculator app), follow these steps:

  1. Restart your iOS device.
  2. If the screen still won't rotate, back up and restore your device.
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