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'Sideways' screen function

Discussion of issues related to iOS 12.
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pvhansen@tfon.com
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'Sideways' screen function

Post by pvhansen@tfon.com » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:26 pm

The 'sideways' screen function on my iPhone 6s stopped working (before I upgraded to iOS 12.1.4). Does anyone know what the problem might be and how it can be rectified? I have powered down the phone.
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Paul V Hansen

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Re: 'Sideways' screen function

Post by Stephen Hart » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:50 am

Check this:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204547

If that doesn't help, check back.
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Re: 'Sideways' screen function

Post by Ray Bentsen » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:56 pm

Yes, whenever you use Control Center it is easy to accidentally touch one of the buttons.

To access Control Center on an iPhone 6S under iOS12, just swipe upwards from the very bottom of the screen.
By the way, I would suggest that a "swipe" on an iPhone or iPad is more of gentle slide of the fingertip, rather that a swooping motion.

Below is a screenshot of Control Center on my iPhone X. Note that the button to control Screen Lock is white and shows a locked padlock, so the feature is activated. To deactivate Screen Lock, I would just touch that button again.

And remember (as mentioned in the article), not all apps support both landscape and portrait modes. To check use either Mail or Messages ;)
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Re: 'Sideways' screen function

Post by pvhansen@tfon.com » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:06 pm

Thanks, Ray, that was the problem. I thought it would be something simple like that but couldn't find anything in 'settings'. It helps to know what to look for.
Cheers,
Paul

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Re: 'Sideways' screen function

Post by pvhansen@tfon.com » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:12 pm

Thanks Steve, the support link is helpful; Ill keep that for future reference.
Hope you've been able to dig out of the snow by now, I know you had a lot.
Cheers,
Paul

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Re: 'Sideways' screen function

Post by Stephen Hart » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:52 am

pvhansen@tfon.com wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Thanks Steve, the support link is helpful; Ill keep that for future reference.
Hope you've been able to dig out of the snow by now, I know you had a lot.
Cheers,
Paul
An Olympic National Park road crew member dug out our driveway and back road after 6 days, so we can drive in and out.
We still have huge mounds of snow, though, and no deliveries.
Here's the first 3+ feet:
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