How to Change iPhone Rotation Lock Without Opening Control Center

iOS allows you to easily change iPhone rotation lock from the Control Center. But do you know that there is an even easier way to change iPhone rotation lock without opening the Control Center? If you are yet to unravel this cool iPhone hack, let me show you how it works.

Use the Back Tap to Change iPhone Rotation Lock Without Opening Control Center

To get started, let’s briefly discuss how this nifty feature works!

How Does Changing iPhone Rotation Lock Without Control Center Work?

Do note that to change the iPhone rotation lock without opening the control center, you need to have a Back Tap compatible model. For those unfamiliar, the Back Tap feature (available in iOS 14 or later) allows you to perform common tasks by tapping twice or thrice on the back of your iPhone. Yeah, you read that right! If you can trigger common tasks by just tapping on the back of the iPhone, why dig deep into the Settings app or invoke the Control Center?

To get going, you will need to customize the Back Tap shortcut on your iPhone. Once your shortcut is ready, you can bring it into play using the nifty tapping gesture.

Make Sure You Have a Compatible iPhone

If you are wondering whether or not your iPhone is compatible with Back Tap, check out this list:

  • iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X (2017)
  • iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR (2018)
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max (2019)
  • iPhone SE 2 (2020) and iPhone SE 3 (2022)
  • iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max (2020)
  • iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max (2021)

Set Up Back Tap to Change iPhone Rotation Lock Quickly

Step 1: To get going, open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Now, tap Accessibility.

Open Settings iPhone

Step 3. Next, tap Touch.

Step 4. Next up, scroll down to the bottom and tap Back Tap.

Back Tap on iPhone

Step 5. Up next, choose Double Tap or Triple Tap.

Step 6. Finally, choose Lock Rotation and you are good to go!

Lock Rotation on iPhone

From now onwards, you can change the rotation lock by tapping twice or thrice on the back of your iPhone. Now that you know how this hack works, make the most of it to take control of the rotation lock with utmost ease.

Signing off…

There you go! So, that’s how you can create a cool Back Tap shortcut to change the rotation lock on your iPhone with utmost ease. That all being said, have you found this guide helpful? Make sure to shoot your feedback in the comments below. If you know of any similar handy iOS tricks, do not forget to let us know about them as well.

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Rajesh Mishra

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