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How to Lock Screen Rotation in iOS 9

How to Lock Screen Rotation in iOS 9

If you’ve ever tried to use your iPhone while lying on its side, then you’ve probably run into a problem when it tried to switch between portrait and landscape.

This is due to the device’s auto-rotation feature, which uses the accelerometer to determine how you’re holding it.

Our guide below will show you a button in Control Center that you can use to lock screen rotation on your iPhone in iOS 9.

How to Stop Your iPhone from Rotating

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the button that looks like a padlock icon with a round arrow around it.

Our guide continues below with more information on how to lock screen rotation in iOS 9, including images of the steps.

Our iPhone 7 auto-rotate article covers this topic in more detail for the iPhone 7 device model.

It can be frustrating when you try to rotate your iPhone screen to view or read something, but the data you are trying to view continues to rotate with the screen.

The iPhone will automatically orient itself based on how the device is positioned, and this orientation may not always be the way you want the screen to be.

But the screen orientation doesn’t have to be responsive and you can lock it in portrait.

While this can sometimes complicate certain situations, you may find that a permanently locked screen orientation is more appropriate for how you use your device. Learn how to lock iPhone in portrait with the guide below.

To learn more about this feature on Apple mobile devices, you can read our article on portrait iPhones.

Lock Screen Rotation on Your iPhone in iOS 9 (Picture Guide)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 9.

These steps will direct you to a menu on your iPhone called Control Center. The iPhone Control Center is always available from the home screen, but you can set it to be accessible from the lock screen as well as from apps.

If you find that you can’t get to Control Center from the lock screen or from within an app, you can learn about tweaking iPhone Control Center to turn these options on or off.

Unfortunately, the iPhone can only be locked in portrait orientation. There is no way to fix it in landscape orientation.

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of the home screen (or from the bottom of the lock screen or in the app if these options are enabled on your device).

Step 2: Click the button at the top of the Control Center with the padlock inside the round arrow.

The button will be white when the option is enabled, and you will also see the same icon in the status bar at the top of your iPhone screen.

rotate lock screen in ios 9

Now that you know how to stop iPhone screen auto-rotation with iOS 9, you can turn this option on or off depending on whether you want your iPhone to freely switch between orientations depending on how you hold it.

Do you have an iPhone 6 Plus or 6S Plus? These larger devices have a Reachability feature that allows you to pull icons down to make it easier to operate the device with one hand. Learn how to enable or disable accessibility on your device.


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