iPhone Home screen not rotating to landscape on iPhone 6 Plus

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by ManuCH, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. ManuCH macrumors 6502

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    I'm posting this for a friend as I don't have an iPhone 6 Plus myself.

    So on his iPhone 6 Plus, since iOS 9 final release his home screen doesn't rotate to landscape anymore. It worked properly up to iOS 9 GM, and it's still not fixed in iOS 9.0.1. Didn't try iOS 9.1 Beta.

    He tried performing a complete restore. It did work for a day or so after restoring, then it stopped working again. He tried the usual work-arounds like disabling and enabling zoom mode, to no avail.

    Is anyone else seeing this? Any solutions?
     
  2. papashaun macrumors member

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    Had this on my 6+ after updating to 9.0 - powered the phone off ( hold in the power button till asked if want to power off )and re started it and all came ok - hope this helps
     
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  4. Bo H. macrumors newbie

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    I just had the same thing happen to me with the 9.0.1. update.
    Powered it off and back on... Worked like a charm.. Thanx.. ;-)
     
  5. alleggerita macrumors 6502

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    That happened to me halfway through the iOS 9 betas. Thought it was the beta too, end up my coprocessor conked out. Replaced my phone at the service centre.

    Easy way to check, go to your health app and see if your phone can still measure your number of steps. If it can't, it means it's a hardware failure.
     
  6. ManuCH thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately this doesn't help.

    Exactly - he's not using it in zoom mode. He tried enabling and disabling zoom mode as this seems to be a common work-around.

    It counts steps and it also rotates properly in 3rd party apps. It only doesn't rotate the home screen.
     
  7. bigchrisfgb macrumors 65816

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    Ok, I read it as he disabled zoom mode then reinabled it.
     
  8. bizack macrumors 6502

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    I'm having this problem too. Filed a bug report.
     
  9. marty1980 macrumors 6502

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    Is your friend accidentally enabling lock rotation in Control Center?

    I've had problems with home screen rotation since upgrading to iOS 9 (and still in iOS 9.0.1). Though usually my phone gets stuck in landscape view when I unlock. Various things easily fix it, buts it's been annoying.
     
  10. bizack macrumors 6502

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    I tried doing a DFU (just a reinstall of iOS 9.0.1), and that didn't help either. What I've noticed is that you can force Landscape by swiping to the next page while in Landscape. To illustrate the bug even more, while doing this, I brought up Search and rotated back to Portrait. You can see the keyboard has rotated back, but the screen is locked in Landscape.
    The only solution I've found is setting up the phone as a brand new device - but that's not practical since you lose your SMSs, Backed up Data, etc (and the time it would take to recreate everything).
     

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  11. bizack macrumors 6502

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    Found a fix for this finally - double tap the home button (not double click) rotate the device and rotate back. This seems to 'unstuck' the rotation problem.
     
  12. gregr209 macrumors newbie

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    I am having the exact same issue and have since Apple officially released iOS 9. iOS 9.0.1 hasn't fixed it and none of the suggestions so far here seem to work (tried them all except for starting from scratch, don't want to lose health data, etc...). Rotate works fine when you are in an app (app store, mail, iMessages, etc..) just NOT on the Home Screen. Very strange.
     
  13. snowmoon macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed on the home screen and lock screens my iPad Air 2 has rotation issues, all apps seem unaffected. It's weird seeing the cstatus bar upside down or on the side of the swipe to unlock screen.
     
  14. snowmoon macrumors 6502a

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    Just locked, turned the iPad over and woke it up. Stayed inverted until I tapped safari at which time it righted the screen.
     

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  15. aussiejames macrumors member

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    Having the same issue on a brand new iPhone 6s Plus. This didn't help. The "swipe" on the screen corrects the rotation - but definitely don't want to be doing that all the time. Thinking about restoring?
     
  16. aussiejames macrumors member

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    Just restored my iPhone, and the problem persists!
     
  17. aussiejames macrumors member

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    I have found a fix! After some trial and error, I found that hitting the "Reset All Settings" option did the trick. Yes, you have to set a few things up again to be the way you like, but the rotation on home screen issue at least is fixed. I'll be paying close attention to settings I change from now on to try to pin point what went wrong in the first place.
     
  18. snowmoon macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if they snuck in some fix, but it's working for me as well and I didn't do anything.
     
  19. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    The phone's screen mode must be set to standard. If he's using zoom mode that's why rotation is not working.
     
  20. ManuCH thread starter macrumors 6502

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    He tried the "reset all settings" as well, but it didn't work at all. Only restoring from a backup fixed it, but only for a day. This is really weird.

    Rotating and swiping to a different page works, but that's kind of ugly.
     
  21. cassini978, Sep 28, 2015
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    Got the same problem. I also did the restore from backup which did not work and even went to the lengths of starting clean "setup as new phone" and slowly started adding apps... After personalizing my phone (time consuming process) the issue you describe is happening to me (even with a setup as new phone). Not happy. Hope they release a fix soon.
     
  22. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Yeah this is some sorta bug in iOS 9. I have seen it on two iPad mini 2s and an iPhone 6 Plus. It's a very weird bug that corrects itself whenever you open an app. What's weird is the 6 Plus I mentioned having the problem used to be my phone. I upgraded it from the GM to PB1 of 9.1, so I was never on the final release, but it never gave me a problem. Wasn't until I put it back on 9.0.1 to give it to another family member that it had the rotation problem.

    Both my Air 2 (9.1DB2) and 6s Plus (9.1PB2) are running just fine, never had rotation issues. iPad mini 2s and the iPhone 6 Plus that have the rotation issue are all on iOS 9.0.1. I tried a restore on one of the iPads and it didn't work.
     

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