Issues rotating screen?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by jww062, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. jww062 macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2012
    I've been using the betas on a secondary device for testing my apps since June. I put the GM on my personal device (5s) on Tuesday.

    I'm having an issue where the screen will stop rotating until I reboot it. I verified that orientation lock is turned off.

    Before this happens, I noticed that if I rotate with a keyboard open in a text box, the screen will rotate but the keyboard will only remain as wide as it is in portrait mode. After that, rotating the device goes back in portrait mode, and then it gets stuck in portrait -- no way to rotate without rebooting that I can see, even tried turning portrait lock on and off.

    Rotating the screen with the keyboard visible doesn't activate the bug every time you do it is another observation.

    Anybody else have this issue. I put it in a bug report, but just checking if it's something that may be wide spread.

    I never noticed it during the betas, but I didn't really mess around with them other than for my apps, which run in portrait-only mode. I did not install any of the betas on my phone, or for any past versions of iOS -- the 5s came with iOS 7 on it, of course, and I have just applied the updates to 7 as they came out, so this is the first time iOS 8 is touching it.
  2. elliott908 macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2010
    I have the same problem. iPhone 5S with iOS 8 GM.
  3. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    Add me to the list as well...another 5S with the same rotate lock problem.
  4. KipD macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2014
    I have experienced this problem with my iPhone 6 today.
  5. Risco macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I had the same issue on iPhone 6, a simple reinstall and restore fixed the problem.
  6. 700-Grizz macrumors 6502


    Sep 9, 2010
    Its a noted problem that apple knows about with the IOS8---I imagine it will be fixed in this next release, my 6+ does it as well at times....
  7. elliott908 macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2010
    Latest update didn't fix it for me. I tried a reset, then an erase and restore. Still not working.

    When I take a photo, I can rotate the phone. But then the photo is immediately saved unrotated.
  8. jcr918 macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2012
    lot's of rotation issues for me. I took a photo today in landscape mode trying to send it in a message all I got was a black screen after taking to photo. Had similar problems in other apps as well
  9. okwhatev macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2005
    The bug with rotating the keyboard into landscape (like while in Messages) and suddenly finding the keyboard is unresponsive until rotating back into portrait is an unbelievably bad bug, and the single worst iOS bug I've ever seen in a released iOS version. It's simply beyond unacceptable and the fact that it wasn't fixed with this first new update is shameful. It's pathetic really.

    It's the only thing that's keeping me from loving my 6 because it's simply that annoying.

    Very, very unlike Apple and totally no excuse for it.
  10. d.steve macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    Fwiw, I've had a similar issue with the camera app not responding to touch until switching back to portrait mode on 6+.
  11. lembowski macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2010
    Having the same issue with the screen not wanting to rotate on my 6. :mad:
  12. Appletvgk macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2011
    Same here on my 6+. I sometimes have to force it into landscape mode by rotating it upside down and then back to landscape. Also, sometimes I can't click on links, scroll,. in landscape. I have to flip to portrait and then back again.

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