Iphone question

jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,112 ✭✭✭✭✭

Lately, when I'm texting someone with my iPhone 5S in landscape mode, if I rotate it or otherwise move it a bit, it'll revert to portrait mode and I can't get it to go back to landscape by just rotating. I have to go back out to my list of other texts, rotate, and come back in. I didn't make any changes that I'm aware of so I don't know what's happening here. 


Anyone got any ideas?

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  • dirtdudedirtdude LaughlinPosts: 4,970 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Try shutting it down and restarting it.
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  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,675 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ditto @dirtdude's answer. If that don't work you could try clearing your cache. Had to do it to my Galaxy phone last week when it went haywire. Made the phone a bit faster too. 
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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,112 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sounded good to me so first I did the reset thingy where you hold both power and home buttons down until the screen goes black and then the Apple logo comes back. That didn't work so I then just turned it off for about five minutes and turned it back on. 

    Neither worked. The weird thing is that it only happens when I'm in texting mode. Any other page, mailbox, game, etc., they all work normally but not in texting. Strange......


  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 3,837 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Did it do a recent update? Just had my daughter try hers and it worked normally. 

    You can also look up hard restart for iphone, not sure what the difference is though.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,112 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Also, before I posted, I even tried giving it a few good, rotational shakes since ya have to rotate the phone to change modes. That didn't work, either. 
  • miller65rodmiller65rod MidwestPosts: 4,926 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2017
    You don't have the rotate lock on do you?

    If you see Orientation Lock icon in Control Center in the status bar, Orientation Lock is on. To turn it off, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center, then tap Orientation Lock icon.

    Look up in the top right corner and see if the rotate symbol is there. If so it is locked.
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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,112 ✭✭✭✭✭
    All I see in the top right corner, whether I'm in portrait or landscape, is the little letter 'i' with a circle around it. I think that means 'information' but I'm not sure. 
  • miller65rodmiller65rod MidwestPosts: 4,926 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2017

    1: Toggle Orientation Lock On & Off


    Though this may seem like a no-brainer, it’s not terribly uncommon to either forget that the orientation lock is on (or off), and it’s easy to double-check. Also, sometimes just toggling the switch off/on again is enough to dislodge a device stuck in either horizontal landscape or vertical portrait mode. For the iPad, just flip the side-switch ON and OFF again. Or you can do it through software as follows:In iOS 6 and before:


    • Double-tap the Home button to summon the multitasking bar, and scroll to the left until you see the Orientation Lock button
    • Tap the button to toggle it ON and OFF again, then go back to the app that was stuck and try rotating to the desired orientation again
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  • miller65rodmiller65rod MidwestPosts: 4,926 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well the picture won't show when i save it. MMMM


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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,112 ✭✭✭✭✭
    IOS6 and before?  I'm running 10.3.3. Just FYI......
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