A friend recently asked me how to enable Lock Rotation. This is something that should be easy to do, and if anyone knows an easy way, please tell me.
An AppleVis search for "enable lock rotation" turns up a few old discussions. One technique involves a 3-finger swipe right from the task switcher. This no longer works, but it's not clear whether that's by design or a bug.
According to Apple's documentation, you change Lock Rotation in the Control Center. But accessing Control Center has changed over time, varies by device, and varies according to whether you use VoiceOver or not.
In the spirit of making it easier to enable Lock Rotation, and also making it easier to open Control Center, I'll submit the following humble suggestions in the hopes that someone at Apple might consider implementing them.
- Add a Settings option for Lock Rotation. The fact that this option is only available through Control Center and not through Settings seems wrong. It's the only setting I'm aware of not controllable through Settings. It's an oddball.
- Make it possible to open Control Center using SIRI. Currently, it's hard for me to explain to someone how to open Control Center because I have to know what device they have and whether they're using VoiceOver. If this were possible with SIRI, we would have a one-size-fits-all solution.
- While we're changing SIRI, why not make it possible to modify the Lock Rotation option using SIRI? It would be so much easier if I could simply say 'enable lock rotation' or 'turn off lock rotation'.
And, of course, if I can find the website for submitting suggestions to Apple, I will copy this post there.