iPhone screen doesn't rotate - help!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nope7308, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. nope7308 macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    Recently, the screen on my iPhone stopped rotating when I moved the phone around. This happens in apps that do allow landscape orientation.

    Oddly, this only affects some apps, but not others. For example, I cannot use landscape orientation when I'm using iMessage, yet it works perfectly fine when I open the calendar. Just yesterday, I was able to use the landscape orientation for text messages, so I'm not sure what went wrong.

    The orientation lock is not on, and I've already tried closing all open apps. From the day I bought the iPhone, it always lagged when re-orienting the screen. Often times I would have to give the phone a minor "rattle" for it to register. Am I doing something wrong, or do I have a defective phone?
  2. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000


    Apr 5, 2011
    Fidalgo Island
    Sorry to hear that. My 4s rotates instantly, I haven't noticed any lag at all doing that.

    Are you holding it wrong?;)
  3. enoC macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2009
    Start by backing up your iPhone. Then restore and set it up as new in iTunes. But this time, do NOT use any backup.
    If you still have the problem, then make an appointment at an Apple Store.

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