This wikiHow teaches you how to prevent the screen on your iPhone or iPad from rotating when you rotate or move the device.
Method 1 of 2: Enable rotation lock in iOS 7 and later
Step #1. Swipe up
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen. You open the Control Panel.
If nothing happens, you may need to enable Control Center ↓
Step #2. Tap on the 'Rotate Lock' button
It's a button in the top right corner of the Control Panel with an image of a padlock surrounded by a curved arrow. Now your device's screen stays in the same orientation no matter how you rotate it.
- The button Rotation lock is red when the function is active. Tap it again to Rotation lock to turn off.
Method 2 of 2: Enable Control Panel
Step 1. Open your device's settings
This is a gray app on your home screen with an image of a gear (⚙️).
Step #2. Tap on Control Panel
This is located at the top of the menu next to a gray icon with a picture of white sliders.
Step 3. Slide the button next to 'Lock screen access' to the 'On' position
The button turns green.
Step 4. Slide the button next to "Access from Apps" to the "On" position
The button will turn green and you can now access Control Center from any screen on your device.