The screens that you have on the iPhone or iPod touch can be rotated to allow you to view applications — such as Safari and Messages in landscape or portrait mode. Find out how you can rotate your screen with the iPhone as well as iPod touch or ask for assistance if the feature isn’t working.
Certain apps do not allow rotation, which means your screen may not be able to rotate even when Portrait Orientation Lock isn’t turned on.
Rotate the screen on an iPhone without a Home button
Tap downwards from the upper-right part of your display to start Control Center.
Press on the Portrait Orientation Lock button to make sure it’s turned off.
Make your iPhone face-down.
If your screen isn’t able to move, try a different application — such as Safari and Messages — both of which can be used when in the landscape.
Rotate the screen on an iPhone or iPod touch with a Home button
- Move your finger up from the bottom on your display to reveal Contol Center.
- Press on the Portrait Orientation Lock button to confirm that it’s turned off.
- Switch the side of your iPhone or iPod touchscreen sideways.
If the screen doesn’t rotate, you can try another application such as Safari and Messages — that can be used when in the landscape.