Iphone 6+: Home Screen upside down issue

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  1. tritonv3pro, Sep 24, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014

    tritonv3pro macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2013
    I've noticed a few times after unlocking with touch ID, the home screen is upside down. (see first pic). It stays that way for a few minutes and then rotates to match the phone orientation. If I open an app, the app appears right side up. If I rotate the phone 180 (2nd pic). The home screen is right side up (but the software didn't rotate it was the hardware I rotated). Opening an app then shows the app upside down. It's like the home screen and apps are locked in a certain orientation. I am calling apple later today to see if there is a fix. Anyone else experiencing this.

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  2. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    Same issue here, really annoying.
    My work around is to open control centre and disable rotation. This sets it back normally, but as soon as you enable it again it flips upside down.
  3. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I had an issue where my 6+ was stuck in landscape - nothing would fix it, not even a full restore.

    I left it for an hour and suddenly it's all back to normal. I'm hoping it was just a software bug.
  4. vebatro macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2014
    I had this yesterday, restarting seemed to fix it and it hasn't reoccurred yet. Guessing it's an iOS8 bug.
  5. kpkp macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
  6. JazzG macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Needed to do a hard reset to sort mine out, hopefully a software bug that can be ironed out in the next update. Does happen quite often
  7. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2007
    This was happening to me the first few days of having my 6 plus but it doesn't happen anymore. So many bugs with 8.0! Hoping for an update very soon
  8. JoshS macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2012
    Exact same issue on my 6+. There are a bunch of threads on the issue in tge apple community forums.
  9. tritonv3pro thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2013
    :) It does make it easier to reach the apps at the top but the main dock apps are far away.
  10. cane811 macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2014
  11. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    Had this issue as well which is one of the reasons I returned it.
  12. tritonv3pro thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2013
    Only with Touch ID

    It seems to only occur when I unlock with Touch ID. I haven't seen the issue with the passcode. I notice it also happens when I have the phone is horizontal as in maybe the hardware can't determine how the screen is tilted. I don't recall it occurring with the phone in a vertical position.

    I am not a big fan of all of the "gates", but this could be called "Flipgate" :)

    Luckily my issue only lasts for a few minutes.


    With this enabled are your apps also in the right orientation?
  13. zoonyx macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2011
    Northern England
    I've returned my 6+ but also had this annoying issue. However, it always righted itself within a minute.
  14. TheNewDude macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2010
    I see the same thing, but didn't think it was an issue because when I put my phone it my phone I always put it upside down. So when I pull the phone out my thumb is on the Home button. Just takes a second and the screen fixes itself.

    Haven't had any issues at all.
  15. opusknecht macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    Check your Display Zoom setting. My gf turned it on and it disables the landscape home screen on the 6. Took me a bit to figure that one out.

    "Display Zoom (iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus)
    With iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus you can magnify the screen display. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness. Tap View (below Display Zoom), choose Zoomed, then tap Set."
  16. flux73 macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2009
    Another unit here with the same issue.

    Also with regards to screen flipping, in general I've noticed an overall decrease in sensitivity since the iOS 8 upgrade even on my iPad Mini Retina. Often a simple 90 degree turn won't activate the rotation until you do it several times. And you can't be subtle about it.
  17. tritonv3pro thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2013

    I did a reset of all the settings and haven't seen the issue in over a day. I'll see if it all remains good
  18. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
    Yep I've seen this a few times. Probably a software glitch.

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