Rotate the screen on your iPhone or iPod touch

The screen on your iPhone and iPod touch can rotate so you can see apps in portrait or landscape mode. Find out how to rotate the screen on your iPhone or iPod touch, or get help if this feature isn't working as expected.

Some apps don't support rotation, so your screen may not rotate even if Portrait Orientation Lock is turned off.

Rotate the screen on an iPhone that doesn't have a Home button

  1. Swipe down from the top right-hand corner of your screen to open Control Centre.
  2. Tap the Portrait Orientation Lock button  to make sure that it's turned off.
  3. Turn your iPhone sideways.

If the screen still doesn't rotate, try another app that is known to work in landscape mode, such as Safari or Messages.

Find out how to rotate the screen on your iPad.

turn off Portrait Orientation lock 

Rotate the screen on an iPhone or iPod touch that has a Home button

  1. Swipe up from the bottom edge of your screen to open Control Centre.
  2. Tap the Portrait Orientation Lock button  to make sure that it's turned off.
  3. Turn your iPhone or iPod touch sideways. 

If the screen still doesn't rotate, try another app that is known to work in landscape mode, such as Safari or Messages.

Still need help?

Contact Apple Support about your iPhone or iPod touch.

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