Why will my lock screen not rotate to the landscape mode.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tom G., Aug 15, 2017.

  1. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

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    I have two iPhones, a iPhone 6+ and a 7+ and when the lock screen is up neither will rotate to the landscape mode. I have the Portrait Orientation Lock off on both phones. Is there another place where the screens may be locked out that I can't find, and if so where is it?
     
  2. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

    THE JUICEMAN

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    Unfortunately, Apple didn't allow for this behavior. The lock screen does not rotate no matter what settings you enable or disable on the iPhone. It does work on the iPad though.
     
  3. Tom G. thread starter macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

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    Thanks for the quick response, but I have been watching a review of IOS 11, and they have been showing how it works in the lock screen which is in landscape mode. They units in the video are iPhone 7+s and one has IOS 10.3.3 on it and the other IOS 11. Since both are in landscape mode I believe that it should be possible to have mine that way also.
     
  4. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    Lock screen doesn’t rotate. Share the video so we can see it.
     
  5. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure they weren't comparing two different iOS 11 betas with each other and not 11 vs 10?
     
  6. Tom G., Aug 16, 2017
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    Tom G.

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    Here is the video in question. ZEEN0j is correct in saying that the video is comparing two versions of IOS 11. Watch at about the 2:10 point and you can see he is talking about the “Lock Screen/cover sheet”. The iPhones being used appear to be in landscape mode while the lock screen is up.
    The video is from a Macrumors post in the IOS 11 Forum.

    It appears that the video will not simply copy from one forum to another. You can see it in the very first thread in the IOS 11 Forum titled “iOS 11 Beta 6: Changes, Bug Fixes, Enhancements, etc.”
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Currently there is no way to lock your iPhone screen in landscape mode. You can only lock it in portrait.

    Maybe it is something coming but right now you are out of luck.
     
  8. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    That’s not the lock screen. That’s just swiping down to bring up the notification screen/cover sheet. The phone is still unlocked.
     
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