This is how you prevent your iPhone from rotating the screen in certain apps

Sometimes you can’t avoid turning on the iPhone’s automatic orientation lock. We’ll show you how to coin them on specific apps.

Sometimes you don’t want your phone screen to rotate automatically. Be it because you are lying on your side, or if an app looks different in so-called landscape mode. That’s what orientation or screen lock is for.

Switching the screen lock on or off manually for each app costs time and nerves. We’ll show you how to use the Shortcuts app to prevent your iPhone’s screen from rotating when using certain apps.

This is how you program the screen lock for certain apps

  1. Open the Shortcuts app and select the Automation tab.
  2. Tap the plus icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap the Create Personal Automation button.
  4. Scroll to the App menu item.
  5. Make sure opens and closes are both checked, then tap Select.
  6. Select the apps you want the automation to work with (we used photos as an example) and tap Done.
  7. Tap on add command and enter orientation lock to be able to select the corresponding command.
  8. Tap next.
  9. Deselects the Confirm Before Run and Notify When Run options.
  10. Tap Done to create the automation.

You have now set up a shortcut that automatically activates the screen lock for the apps you have selected