How to Auto Rotate iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Do you find it annoying when your iPhone screen doesn’t automatically rotate? Auto-rotation is a useful feature that allows you to view content in landscape or portrait mode without manually adjusting the orientation.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to enable auto-rotation on your iPhone. So, let’s get started!

Step 1: Access the Control Center

To enable auto-rotation on your iPhone, you need to access the Control Center. To do this, swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen (on iPhone X and later models) or swipe up from the bottom of your screen (on older models) to reveal the Control Center.

Step 2: Locate and Tap on the Portrait Orientation Lock

Within the Control Center, look for a lock icon with a circular arrow around it. This icon represents the Portrait Orientation Lock feature. Tap on this icon to toggle it on or off.


If the icon is highlighted in white, it means the Portrait Orientation Lock is enabled, and your screen won’t rotate automatically. If it’s not highlighted, then auto-rotation is already enabled.

Step 3: Enable Auto-Rotation

If the Portrait Orientation Lock is currently enabled (highlighted in white), tap on it to disable it. Once disabled, your iPhone will be able to rotate its screen automatically based on its orientation.


If you don’t see the Portrait Orientation Lock within your Control Center, you may need to enable it from your Settings. To do this:

  • Go to your iPhone’s Settings app.
  • Scroll down and tap on “Display & Brightness”.
  • Toggle the “Portrait Orientation Lock” switch to enable it.

After enabling the Portrait Orientation Lock from settings, you can return to the Control Center and follow Step 2 to toggle it on or off as needed.

Step 4: Test Auto-Rotation

Now that you have enabled auto-rotation on your iPhone, it’s time to test it out. Open any app or rotate your device physically, and you should notice that the screen adjusts automatically based on its orientation.


Auto-rotation may not work in specific apps or situations where the app itself restricts orientation changes. In such cases, you won’t be able to force auto-rotation.

Congratulations! You have successfully enabled auto-rotation on your iPhone. Enjoy the convenience of having your screen adjust automatically as you rotate your device!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any further questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to Apple Support or consult the official Apple documentation for more information.

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