iPhone 6 Plus rotation issues

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aaron5566, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. aaron5566 macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2012
    Hi guys,
    Anyone else have this issue whereby, let's say for example, you are using your phone in landscape to play a game and a Whatsapp notification pops up and you switch to it, does your screen rotate back to portrait? Mine doesn't. It will remain in landscape mode unless i rotate it to the other side, then back to portrait. I know this is a minor issue but it's driving me nuts.
  2. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    Been there from the start. I notice it most if I switch to my app tray whilst in landscape. It will get stuck in that mode unless I close all apps and then select the home screen.
  3. aaron5566 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2012
    Sort of glad to know I'm not the only one in this situation. Did Apple release an update few months back to address this issue?
  4. Jstuts5797 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2013
    Yup I have the weird landscape to portrait orientation issue as well. Really hoping its fixed in the next update now that they have all the apple watch stuff out of the way.
  5. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I'm having this issue also. Not sure if it's hardware or software related as this the 128GB model. Rotation seems to get stuck. Not too many crashes though. Running 8.3 public beta.
  6. BigMcGuire Contributor

    Jan 10, 2012
    I have this happen to me all the time on my 6+ 128GB. Seems to happen more consistently if I quickly move the phone to landscape mode AS I'm starting up a game. Then I have to wait for the game to fully load, THEN level the phone off, THEN very obviously tilt it with a shake - and that usually gets the screen to switch (some times I have to hit the home button and reopen the app).

    Very annoying - and embarrassing when showing friends things --- having to rotate the phone because the display won't. lol.
  7. Xultar macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2010
    I had the same issue. I had a launch day device 6+ 128. I reset the device a couple of times in the first few months for various reasons but it never fixed the rotation issue. Plus the rotation issue gradually got worse over time. I finally got fed up and took it to Apple. The diagnostic they ran said it was a springboard issue. He said a reset would fix it. I told him that I've reset the device a couple of times since I had it and the issue has gotten worse. I requested a replacement.

    I told him I shouldn't have to reset the device all the time like that and that I still had the rotation issue regardless...and it progressed. In my mind if I wanted to do frequent resets I'd get an Android.

    I really never had to reset any of my previous iPhones. I think the last iphone I had to reset was my 3G because I was playing around with jailbreaks. But I stopped jailbreaking cold with my 3gs. My 4 and 4s I don't think I ever reset. I had my 4s until I got my 6+ in Sept without any issues what so ever. The 4s is still my favorite.
  8. mgs315 macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2011
    Chalk me down for another 128GB 6+ that does this every now and then. It doesn't get stuck though, just need to rotate the phone about a bit.
  9. Hustler macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2010
    Ip6 does it here as well, and has after updating each time (not a lot) as well. This is my second phone, first did it as well. 8.1.2
  10. SpasticPat macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2011
    Apollo, Pa
    I've had this issue as well though it seems to be more frequent using beta 8.3. I submitted it through the Feedback app, hopefully it gets fixed.

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