2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 25, 2014 6:50 PM by SkylarkNZ
Bugolobi Level 1 (0 points)

My iphone 5s works only in portrait mode and will not go into landscape mode. I've the iphone in unlocked screen mode.

iPhone 5s, iOS 7
  • sterling r Community Specialists

    Hello Bugolobi,


    It sounds like you are unable to put the phones apps into Landscape Mode. Take a look at this info from the following article:


    iPhone: Hardware troubleshooting


    Display does not go into landscape mode

    • Remember that photos, webpages, and applications will not change viewing-orientation modes when iPhone is lying flat. Hold iPhone vertically to switch between portrait and landscape modes or vice versa.
    • Verify that rotation lock is not on.
    • To test, open the Calculator application while holding the iPhone vertically (portrait mode). The standard calculator should appear. Then rotate the iPhone to a horizontal position (landscape mode), and the scientific calculator should appear.

    Note: Certain apps and features may support only one mode, landscape or portrait. For example, the Videos app plays video in landscape mode, and Reminders uses only portrait mode. Not all applications on iPhone use landscape mode.

    My issue is still not resolved. What do I do next?

    Contact Apple Support.


    Thank you for using Apple Support Communities.

    Take care,


  • SkylarkNZ Level 1 (0 points)

    Rebooting the phone worked for me