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How to automatically unlock iPhone screen rotation in specific apps

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People often leave their iPhone in Lock screen rotation state because they don’t want the screen to change orientation every time they lie down.
However, with some cases and applications, you prefer to have the screen horizontal.
With the support of Shortcuts, you can completely set Lock/Unlock screen rotation for any specific application.

While rotating the lock / unlock screen is straightforward and can be done in the Control Center, you need to remember to open it before using the app and lock it again after use.
This sometimes leads to discomfort and inconvenience.
So why don’t we set up shortcuts to do this for us automatically?

auto-unlock rotation iPhone specific apps
auto-unlock rotation iPhone specific apps

Requirements: Download the Shortcuts application and upgrade the operating system to iOS 14.5 to use this function.

Automatically unlock iPhone screen rotation

  • You go to the Automation page on Shortcuts and select “Create personal automation” or the + sign in the corner of the screen to add a new automatic shortcut.
auto-unlock rotation iPhone specific apps
auto-unlock rotation iPhone
  • Scroll down and tap on “Apps” and then select the names of the apps for which you need Shortcuts to lock/unlock screen rotation.

Here the example is the Safari app. Click Done to go to the next step

auto-unlock rotation iPhone specific apps
auto-unlock rotation iPhone specific apps
  • Click on both the “Opened” and “Closed” options. Select Next in the corner of the screen
auto-unlock rotation iPhone specific apps
auto-unlock rotation

In this step, you need to add a detailed command

  • Click Add Action, and then type Rotate to select Set Orientation Lock.
auto-unlock rotation iPhone specific apps
auto-unlock rotation iPhone specific apps
  • You should turn off the “Ask before running” mode so that Shortcuts can launch automatically without your permission each time.
  • Finally, click Done to finish
auto-unlock rotation iPhone specific apps
auto-unlock rotation iPhone specific apps

The Shortcuts app helped us automate the actions to lock and unlock the rotation of the iPhone screen for a specific application. You will not need to remember or manipulate anything else every time you enter this application.

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