How to Lock Your iPhone or iPad’s Screen Orientation

Orientation Lock on Apple iPhone

When you’ve ever used an iPad or iPhone, you understand how irritating it’s when iOS switches the orientation from panorama to portrait mode (or vice versa) whenever you don’t need it to. Fortunately, you possibly can simply repair this with iOS’s built-in Orientation Lock.

To allow it, launch the Management Middle in one of many following methods:

  • iPhone X or newer/iPad operating iOS 12 or later: Swipe down from the highest proper of the display screen.
  • iPhone eight or earlier/iPad operating iOS 11 or earlier: Swipe up from the underside of the display screen. (Management Middle first appeared in iOS 7).

Swipe up from the bottom or down from the top right to open Control Center on your iPhone or iPad.

Management Middle will pop up. Faucet the Orientation Lock icon.

Tap the Orientation Lock icon on your iPhone and iPad.

When the Orientation Lock is activated, iOS briefly exhibits a message to substantiate this, after which the Orientation Lock icon might be a distinct coloration.

The Orientation Lock icon is a different color to show it's enabled on an iPad.

At any time, you possibly can rapidly verify the standing of the Orientation Lock by wanting on the Standing Bar on the high of your display screen (close to the battery stage icon). When you see a small Orientation Lock icon there, the function is enabled.

iPhone Status Bar showing that the Orientation Lock is enabled.

To disable the Orientation Lock, simply launch Management Middle, after which faucet the Orientation Lock icon.

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