Unable to Use Messages in Landscape Mode on iPhone? Fix

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In this article, i will show you how to fix unable to use messages in landscape mode on iphone.

The reason for rotating is beneficial and meant to enable users to maximize the size of the screen in every possible way. Sometimes one would like to watch a favorite movie or video. Landscape is the best screen orientation that is recommended. In a different case, when may be typing a text message, the landscape serves best. This means the screen has to rotate automatically.

Sometimes the screen would fail to rotate due to some reasons which may be detected or not, but then get solved generally. We have compiled an ultimate guide on how you would fix the auto rotation issues in your iPhone.

how to fix unable to use messages in landscape mode on iPhone

Follo these troubleshooting steps if you are unable to use iPhone messages in landscape mode:

Solution 1: Turn off zoom

Ideally, you can turn off this by going to Settings > Accessibility > Zoom > toggle it off. However, you may unable to do so, as you may not see the on/off slider. If this is the case, then read #2.
You can zoom out easily by double-tapping with three fingers. If you double-tap with you three fingers, your screen will zoom out, and then you will be able to see and access the on/off slider so that you can disable it.

Solution 2: Turn off Lock Rotation

Make sure that you have turned off the orientation lock. This can be done by swiping the bottom of the screen upwards to access the control center. An indication that you have turned off the orientation is normally at the top right section of the device. When on, a little padlock surrounded by a rotated arrow would appear.

Solution 3: Restart your iPhone

The iPhone may not respond in some cases. There is always a way. Restarting the iPhone would save the day. When you restart the iPhone, all the applications close and start a fresh.
Turn off your iPhone:
Press and hold the side button and a volume button, then drag the slider to the right.
You can also go to Settings > General > Shut Down.
Turn on your iPhone: Hold down the side button until the Apple logo appears.

Solution 4: Force restart you’re iPhone

If restarting iPhone doesn’t work, a hard reboot might help the situation. . Different iPhone models require different procedures for this. Here is how:

iPhone 8 or later (iPhone X, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 etc): First press and release the volume up button and press and release the volume down button and then press and hold the power button until your iPhone restarts.
iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold the side and volume down buttons together until you see the Apple logo.
Other earlier iPhone models (iPhone 5, iPhone 6 etc): Press and hold the home and side buttons together until your iPhone restarts.

Solution 5: Update Your iOS

Updates often contain bug fixes. Go to Settings > General > Software Update to check for available updates.

Solution 6: Reset all settings

From the Home screen, go to Settings> General > Reset.
Tap Reset All Settings.
If prompted, enter the passcode.
Tap Reset All Settings to confirm.

If you are still unable to use messages in landscape mode on iphone, you may want to contact Apple.

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