If the screen doesn‘t rotate on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

If the screen on your iOS device appears to be stuck in portrait or landscape mode, follow these steps.

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. 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 in Control Center.
    Orientation Lock
  2. If you have an iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6s 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 you use an app that should rotate (like the Calculator app), follow these steps:

  1. Restart your iOS device.
  2. If the screen still won't rotate, contact Apple Support.
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