iPhone 5 Screen Won't Rotate

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kayemill, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    My wifes new iPhone 5 screen refuses to rotate.

    Rotation lock is off. Restored and still the same.

    Any suggestions or is this a hardware fault?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2012
    I had a similar problem with a previous ipad 3, it turned out the gyroscope was broken. Apple replaced it for me. If the rotation lock is unchecked and its not rotating could be a bad cake. Take it to apple and get them to check it.
  3. macrumors member

    May 1, 2012
    Try restarting the phone. If that doesn't work then get it fixed.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2009
    Croxley, Herts
    I had this on e yesterday using full-screen Safari. Quit the app and restarted...all ok
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    Unfortunately nothing works. Even a restore.

    I guess its faulty.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2012
    South Wales
    Same issue here

    I'm glad I'm not the only one with this problem. I've tried restarting, closing apps and locking/unlocking the rotation. But nothing works. The rotation simply does not work.

    I'm going to my local Apple store tomorrow.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2011
    St. Louis, MO
    I would welcome that problem... I hate screen rotation. I cant stand when the screen flips when I dont want it to do so. I always have screen rotation locked. But that little icon annoys the hell out of me.

    When I jailbroke my work phone (4S), I was able to hide it thankfully.

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