You hold your iPhone in several positions while you are walking, sitting, or lying on your couch or bed. During these positions, your iPhone keeps rotating the screen. This change of screen orientation makes you restless especially while you are watching an important video or movie. Basically, you lose your concentration or the link where you left. At this time, you need to turn off screen rotation on iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6(s), 6(s) Plus, 5, 5s, and iPhone SE.

To disable portrait screen orientation on your iPhone X, you need to access Control Center on the device as there is no other place from where you can turn landscape mode off. If you are using iPhone X, you need to follow a different method to bring down Control Center on the device. So first, we will deal with how you can swipe down Control Center on your iPhone X, and then learn to turn portrait orientation ON and OFF.

How to Turn Off Screen Rotation on iPhone

How to Disable iPhone Screen from Rotating Automatically

Step #1: Swipe up from the bottom of the iPhone screen to access control center.

Swipe Up from iPhone screen to access control center

Step #2: Tap on screen rotation icon to turn off. Once you tap it, the icon becomes red and you can see a locked screen rotaion on your iPhone’s status bar.

Tap on Portait Screen Orientation Lock Icon to turn Off

How to Make iPhone Screen Rotate

Step #1: Swipe up to bring up control center on iPhone.

Step #2: Tap on screen rotation icon to enable it.

Tap on Portait Screen Orientation Lock Icon to Make iPhone Screen Rotate

How to Turn Off Screen Rotation on iPhone X

If you are a proud iPhone X user then follow this guide to launch control center.

Step #1: On your iPhone X, simply swipe down from the top right corner and this will bring down Control Center.

Step #2: Simply tap on the screen rotation icon. Once you tap on this icon, it will turn red and this means you have successfully turned portrait orientation off on your iPhone X.

How to Enable Screen orientation on iPhone X

Step #1: Swipe down from the top right corner to access Control Center on your iPhone X.

Step #2: Next, you need to tap on rotate screen icon to enable iPhone X screen rotate.

That’s it.

Apple is using accelerometer and gyroscope sensors and these two are reasons why iPhone and iPad’s screen rotates. The sensors are smart enough to know how you hold your iPhone or iPad. Note that the same sensors allow you to control games by moving your iPhone or iPad.

When you hold your iOS device in landscape mode, the screen spins to adjust the orientation. Similarly, when you turn the device to portrait mode, your screen behaves accordingly. This screen rotation is essential while you are reading eBooks or scanning contents on websites.

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