I have an iPhone 6, running iOS 11. Before iOS 11, the lock screen would never rotate to landscape mode (similar to home screen, that never rotates). Since iOS 11 my lock screen has started rotating to landscape mode. I don't want this behaviour.

Can I stop my lock screen from rotating to landscape mode while letting the other apps auto rotate to landscape mode normally?


I have exact steps to reproduce:

  1. Unlock phone
  2. Open an app that supports landscape mode
  3. Rotate the phone to landscape
  4. Lock the phone while it is in landscape mode

Now the lock screen is in landscape and it is "locked" in landscape until I unlock the phone.

  • 1
    I wonder how you made the lock screen rotate in the first place.
    – nohillside
    Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 10:14
  • 1
    Rotation is always unlocked on my phone. I upgraded to iOS 11 and the lock screen started rotating.
    – daramasala
    Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 10:15
  • 2
    The lock screen? Where you enter your PIN or use Touch ID? Never got that to rotate...
    – nohillside
    Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 10:35
  • Is this the Notification Center pulldown? Because that rotates on mine, but the lock screen does not.
    – SilverWolf
    Commented Apr 5, 2018 at 12:09
  • Tried with Notes on a 7 plus, can’t reproduce the effect. Is this a specific app or does it happen with all?
    – nohillside
    Commented Apr 8, 2018 at 8:26

1 Answer 1


There is no separate setting that will stop only the lock screen from rotating to landscape while allowing the apps to change orientation.

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    Can you back up what you're saying? Any source or reference?
    – daramasala
    Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 10:18
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    I don't have any source or reference. The answer is based on observation and experience using iOS.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 10:41

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