iphone 5. how do you unlock screen so it can be viewed sidew

How do I view sideways on iphone 5. Screen locked.

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Apple has limited this feature to locking the orientation in

"Apple has limited this feature to locking the orientation in portrait mode only,"

This is not a feature I've seen today. Maybe they'll add it later.

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Try this

Double click the Home Button.
This shows you the Fast App Switcher.
Swipe from left to right until you see the music player app. You will recognize it by the controls.
On the left of the controls there is an icon with a circular arrow.
If there is a padlock in the middle of the arrow, screen rotation is locked.
Tap it to unlock it.

If screen rotation is locked, you will see an icon at the top right of the screen, to the left of the battery indicator and the Bluetooth icon.
Icon there, screen rotation locked, no icon = no lock

That help?


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I couldn't get the lock screen to rotate.

I must be doing it wrong but the lock screen with the slide seems to be locked too.

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That screen does not rotate,

although it does on the iPad.

I presumed the OP was referring to other screens and not the "slide to unlock" page


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I see they needed the normal rotate.

The lock screen rotation comes up once in a while. I see they didn't ask that here.

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i had this problem for 2 weeks!!

swipe from bottom of screen upwards a grey screen appears youll see the circle with arrow swirl tap it it will unlock it also has volume and your camera and a few other functions on there ho[e this wprks cause the left to right didnt this worked for me

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Please watch out for old posts.

As iOS has changed the answers here may be outdated. This old thread is closed.

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Im unlocked

The only thing you can view sideways is messages but that's great as it widens typing area...thank uou

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and photo's, movies, safari, maps, mail, notes, calculator,

stocks and calendar, to name just a few.

So none of the above apps on your iPhone rotate?


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thank you

that was helpful thank you.

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