If you’ve bought Apple’s new smartphone, you may be asking how to make screen rotate on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Most users think that that their smartphone accelerometer is broken or that screen rotate has stopped working when this is actually not the case.
Below we’ll provide you with a way to make screen rotate on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. In addition, in case your iPhone screen is showing images inverted or upside, this can be fixed with a hard reset.
How to fix screen rotation on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
You can fix the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus screen rotation not working two different ways. One solution would be to complete a hard reset on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. This should fix your problem and get the screen to rotate and camera to work again. But for you go to hard reset your device, you should check to see if the lock screen feature is not turned on which could be causing your problem.
Below are instructions on how to unlock the Portrait Orientation Lock feature and make screen rotate on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
- Turn on your smartphone
- From the bottom of the Home screen, swipe up.
- Now you’ll see a lock icon in the corner of the screen, tap on it.
- Move your screen orientation to make sure the screen rotation is working
Sometimes mobile providers have this feature disabled. If this is the case, then you’ll should attempt to get your iPhone back to factory defaults. Read these instructions on how to factory reset iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, here. You should know that you may also want to contact your wireless provider to see if they know anything of this problem and they have any suggestions to fix this issue.
One final suggestion that we don’t often recommended is to lightly hit your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus with your hand to give the smartphone a small shock. It has been reported by some that this solves the problem and fixes the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus screen rotation problem.
You should know before you go to hard reset or factory reset your smartphone, it’s suggested to back up your device. This is to protect any files from being lost in case something goes wrong during the reset process. You can backup files, pictures, contacts and other data by selecting Settings > tapping on Backup & reset.