No more horizontal view in iP4! Fixable?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Jusfer, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Jusfer, Nov 20, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012

    Jusfer macrumors member

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    My otherwise still fine iPhone 4 is not rotating the screen anymore when I turn it horizontal. I assume the motion sensor is dead.

    Can this be fixed? How?

    ETA: if it is of any relevance, I am still on iOS 5.1.1
    I have not changed iOS for many months, but the issue appeared only yesterday.
    I have not updated any apps to iOS6
    Could my issue be cause by the old OS?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You're sure the orientation lock is not turned on?
     
  3. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    #3
    Going along with Applejuiced's post, check your status bar, is there a lock with a circle around it to the left of your battery icon?
     
  4. Jusfer thread starter macrumors member

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    YES! Thank you. That circle icon is there. I looked long and hard to find the setting to control that but could not find it. Where is it?
     
  5. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Double tap the home button, swipe the row of icons on the bottom to the right. The lock control should be there. Tap it.
     
  6. Jusfer thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you, there it was.

    I must have tapped it when I tried to close all those open apps in an attempt to slow down battery drain. I thought it was part of the music app.

    Happy again and no more need to research buying an unlocked i5.
     
  7. L-Tuned macrumors regular

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    There's an article saying closing all the apps under multitask manager doesn't help you stop to battery draining. :cool:
     
  8. Jusfer thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Applejuiced, you had nailed it!
     

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