If you've ever used an iPad or iPhone, you know how frustrating it is when iOS switches the orientation from landscape to portrait mode (or vice versa) when you don't want to , Fortunately, you can easily fix this with iOS's built-in orientation lock.
To enable this, start the Control Center in one of the following ways:
- iPhone X or newer / iPad with iOS 1
- iPhone 8 or earlier / iPad with iOS 11 or earlier: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen. (Control Center was first shown in iOS 7.)
The Control Center is displayed. Tap the orientation lock icon.
If the orientation lock is activated, iOS briefly displays a message to confirm this and then the orientation lock The icon has a different color.
You can quickly check the orientation lock status at any time. Look at the status bar at the top of the screen (near the battery level icon). If a small orientation lock symbol is displayed there, the function is activated.
To deactivate the orientation lock, simply start Control Center and then tap on the orientation lock icon.