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

If the screen on your iOS device won't rotate, learn what to do.

  1. If you see Orientation Lock icon in Control Center in the status bar, Orientation Lock is on. To turn it off, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center, then tap Orientation Lock icon.
  2. If you have an iPad with a Side Switch and don't see the Rotation Lock icon in Control Center, make sure that the Side Switch is off. Learn how to identify your iPad model.
  3. Restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  4. Try a different app, like Safari or Notes. Some apps or screens only support portrait or landscape mode.

If the screen still won't rotate, contact Apple Support to set up service for your:

Learn more

  • If you have an iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, or iPhone 6 Plus, and want the Home screen to rotate, go to Settings > Display & Brightness and set Display Zoom to Standard.
  • If you have an iPad with a Side Switch, you can set the Side Switch to work as a rotation lock or mute switch. Go to Settings > General. Under Use Side Switch To, select the option that you want. Learn how to identify your iPad model.
Published Date: 2017-06-13