self turning screen locked

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Welsh Dragon, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. Welsh Dragon macrumors newbie

    Welsh Dragon

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    :( iPhone 4s. When sending texts I turn the phone sideways and the screen turns around to suit so I have a bigger typeface. Some way or another it has locked in one position and won't turn around any way at all. There is what I believe the lock symbol for this just next to the charge indicator (top right). It is an arrowed circle showing a locked padlock. How can I get it to turn again please. I've tried just about everything in 'Settings' but to no avail. It is difficult to use the narrow keyboard so really would appreciate help from the experts. Thank you very much. :)
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What iOS version do you have on the phone? You basically want to disable rotation lock: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204547
     
  3. Welsh Dragon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Welsh Dragon

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    --- Post Merged, Jan 26, 2017 ---
    Thanks for your prompt reply.:) My phone informs me that I am up-to-date with 7.1.2. I noticed that you sent me a link so I will get started on that but will have a go at that unless my phone is telling porkies and it is not updating for some reason. Thanks again. ;)
    --- Post Merged, Jan 26, 2017 ---
    Went to your link - worked a treat - thank you very much again. You are all lovely people for being willing to help others. ;);)
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Just to note here. If 7.1.2 is the most up to date version on your phone then you do NOT have an iPhone 4s. You have an iPhone 4.

    The most up to date version of iOS for the iPhone 4s is iOS 9.3.5.
     
  5. Welsh Dragon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Welsh Dragon

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    Yes, you spotted my deliberate mistake and have won . . . . . my appreciation and admiration. :rolleyes: It is a 4 minus the 's' I had totally forgotten.
    Again, my thanks for your observation and dedication. Brian ;);)
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like it was a fairly innocent observation that was made.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yes, my intent was not to criticize an unintentional oversight but to clarify a point.

    If you had perhaps told me you were sure that the phone was a 4s I would have suggested plugging the phone into iTunes and updating if that was something you wished to do.

    A lot of people have no idea what is specific to their device model.
     

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