5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 19, 2013 4:54 AM by ashhar
kjketter Level 1 Level 1

How can I get my iPhone out of landscape mode and back to portrait? Tilting the phone doesn't work.

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1
  • RyanRieker Level 1 Level 1

    if there is a icon in the top left with a padlock and a spinning arrow around it then do this:


    double click home button > slide the apps in the bottom tray that came up to the right, you'll see the same icon thats on the top left > tap that to DISABLE rotation lock

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10

    Orientation lock only locks in portrait mode, there is no lock for landscape.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10

    Reset your phone:


    Press the sleep/wake button & home button at the same time, keep pressing until you see the Apple logo, then release.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8

    What app are you in? Some apps only support landscape mode.

  • ashhar Level 1 Level 1

    Try following - 1 by 1:-


    * make sure portrait lock is not on & try turning on/off several times

    * turn off mobile and turned it back on

    * hard reset by pressing lock and home at same time


    If problem persist, you need to try following but be careful since the following impact your iphone.


    * resetting all setting: this will reset all settings of your iphone back to factory setting

    * resetting all setting by erasing all data: this will reset all setting and erase all data so do back-up and proper syncing and read relevant details

    * restoring from itunes: this will also erase all data and take mobile back to day 1


    last 3 options are last resort and only be done if you are sure you can restore your data.


    Please don't hold me responsible for any data loss while doing last 3 options