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
- Open the Shortcuts app and select the
- Tap the plus icon in the top right corner of the screen.
- Tap the
Create Personal Automationbutton.
- Scroll to the
- Make sure
closesare both checked, then tap
- Select the apps you want the automation to work with (we used
photosas an example) and tap
- Tap on
add commandand enter
orientation lockto be able to select the corresponding command.
- Deselects the
Confirm Before Runand
Notify When Runoptions.
Doneto create the automation.
You have now set up a shortcut that automatically activates the screen lock for the apps you have selected