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Fixing Screen Rotate Not Working On iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus

Fixing Screen Rotate Not Working On iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus

Some users of the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus have complained of having issues with the screen rotate feature on their device with other features like the gyroscope and the accelerometer not working anymore.

Most users experience this issue whenever they activate the screen rotation feature on their iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. This means that the device screen does not rotate when they are browsing, and it won’t change form vertical to horizontal when they are using the camera.

Other issues that have been reported include the camera always showing everything in an inverted way which means all the keys on the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus are working upside down.

I’ll explain some methods below that you can use to fix this issue. If the problem persists after trying these methods, then the issue might be because of a software bug on the current software of your device. I’ll advise that you update to the latest software and see if that will fix the issue.

Fixing Your iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Screen Rotation Not Working 

There are two methods that you can use to fix this issue on your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. The first method that I will suggest is that you can try is to hard reset the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. This is one of the effective methods that you can use to fix the screen rotate problem on your iPhone 8 or 8 plus. Follow the tips below to understand how you can unlock the Portrait Orientation Lock feature.

  1. Switch on your smartphone
  2. As soon as you see the home screen, use your finger to swipe up.
  3. You will see a lock icon at the top right corner of your screen.
  4. You can change the orientation of your screen to fix the screen rotation issue.

 

If this issue was caused by your wireless carrier then, the only method to fix this is to restore your device to factory default settings. If you don’t know how to factory reset your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus you can read this guide. You should also consider contacting your service provider before you carry out the method above, the might have a solution for you.

Another unpopular method is by hitting your device with your palm to provide a gentle jolt on your phone. You will need to very careful if you want to use this method.

The most effective method that I will recommend to fix the screen rotation issue on your iPhone is to carry out a factory reset. It’s important to know that you should backup all important files before carrying out this process on your device to prevent data loss.

 

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