How To Fix Screen Rotation Issues On iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus
If you have an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and are experiencing troubles with your screen not rotating when you turn the phone, this article will present some basic troubleshooting tips and a couple of suggestions for fixing the issue.
There are two basic possibilities for the cause of this problem. Either your software has a problem (possibly an incorrect setting), or your accelerometer is broken and not working. Either of these problems with your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus could cause your screen not to rotate when you turn the phone.
The first thing to try is to check whether you have your screen orientation locked, preventing the screen from rotating. Follow the instructions below to unlock the Portrait Orientation Lock feature.
- Turn on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus
- From the Home screen, swipe up from the bottom of the screen
- In the top right corner of the screen, tap on the lock icon
- Now change the orientation of your screen to make sure the screen rotation is working
If this doesn’t resolve the problem, then you may need to do a hard reset of your phone. Check out this article on how to hard reset the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
If changing the screen orientation lock setting and resetting the phone don’t resolve the problem, then you most likely have a hardware issue. Some people recommend giving your Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus a relatively gentle smack with the back of your hand to see if that “unsticks” the accelerometer. Giving your phone a vigorous shake is probably safer and equally effective.
If all else fails, you may have to take your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in for service.
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