How to Turn Off Screen Rotation on iPhone in Settings

Kyle Wood

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Are you tired of your iPhone screen constantly rotating when you don’t want it to? Don’t worry, there’s a simple solution! In this tutorial, we will guide you step-by-step on how to turn off screen rotation on your iPhone in the Settings app.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings App

To begin, locate the Settings app on your iPhone home screen. It is represented by a gear icon. Tap on it to open the app.

Step 2: Navigating to Display & Brightness

Once you have opened the Settings app, scroll down until you find “Display & Brightness”. This option controls various display settings for your iPhone. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Disabling Screen Rotation

In the “Display & Brightness” menu, look for an option labeled “Screen Rotation”. By default, it is enabled, allowing your screen to rotate based on the orientation of your device.

To turn off screen rotation, simply tap on the toggle switch next to “Screen Rotation” to disable it. The switch will turn gray when disabled.


If you are using an older version of iOS, instead of a toggle switch, you may find a checkbox labeled “Lock/Unlock” or “Portrait Orientation Lock”. Simply tap on the checkbox to lock your screen in portrait orientation and prevent automatic rotation.


  • Access Control Center: Another quick way to enable or disable screen rotation is by accessing Control Center. Simply swipe up from the bottom edge of your iPhone screen and locate the lock icon with a circular arrow inside.

    Tapping on this icon will toggle screen rotation.

  • Third-Party Apps: Keep in mind that some apps may override this setting and force screen rotation regardless of your preferences. In such cases, you can explore the settings within the specific app to disable screen rotation.

That’s it! You have successfully turned off screen rotation on your iPhone.

Now, no more accidental rotations while reading or browsing. Enjoy a more stable viewing experience!

We hope this tutorial was helpful to you. If you have any further questions or need assistance with any other iPhone features, feel free to reach out to us.

Remember: It’s always important to stay updated with the latest iOS version as Apple frequently introduces new features and changes settings locations.

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