Portrait Mode Not Working on iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR? Here’s the fix


As you all know, portrait mode is one of the best options on iPhone. But many people said that portrait mode not working on their iPhone. Here I am going to tell you the solutions to fix portrait mode not working on iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. If you have the same problem, this article will help you to fix this issue.
Before trying these solutions,

  1. Restart your iPhone
  2. Make sure that the distance between the phone and the subject is proper (Not too long or not too short).
  3. Keep at least 19 inches distance between the phone and the subject.
  4. Make sure that the circle turns to yellow when you take the photo.
  5. Don’t use portrait mode in the dark place or low light. Because portrait mode will not work in low light.

Solution 1: Force Restart

  1. Press the Volume Up Button and quickly release it.
  2. Press the Volume Down Button and quickly release it.
  3. Press and hold the Side Button until the Apple Logo appears.iphone xs-portrait mode not working

Solution 2: Check for Software Update

  1. Connect your iPhone to Wi-F.
  2. Open Settings->General->Software Update.
  3. Tap “Download and Install” if update is available.

Solution 3: Force close apps

  1. Swipe up the screen from the bottom and pause in the center.
  2. Swipe all the apps up to close them forcely.
  3. Then try portrait mode.

Solution 4: Reset All Settings

  1. Go to Settings->General->Reset.
  2. Tap “Reset All Settings”.
  3. Enter your passcode and restrictions passcode.
  4. Tap “Reset All Settings”.
  5. Again tap “Reset All Settings” to confirm.

Note: Reset All Settings will remove all Bluetooth pairing details, saved Wi-Fi Networks & Passwords, and APN & VPN Settings.
Solution 5: Factory Reset
Before doing it back up your iPhone. Because this action will erase all data from your device.
To back up your iPhone,

  1. Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi/Cellular Data.
  2. Open Settings.
  3. Tap your Apple ID banner.
  4. Tap “iCloud”.
  5. Scroll down to find “iCloud Backup” and tap it.
  6. Enable “iCloud Backup”.
  7. Tap “Back Up Now”. Wait until the process is finished.

To Factory Reset your iPhone,

  1. Open Settings->General->Reset.
  2. Tap “Erase All Content and Settings”.
  3. Enter your Passcode if required.
  4. Tap “Erase iPhone” in the pop-up box.
  5. Again tap “Erase iPhone” to confirm.
  6. Wait until your iPhone restarts and then set up your iPhone as new.

Solution 6: Update/Restore your iPhone in DFU/Recovery Mode

  1. Connect your iPhone to Mac/Computer via Lightning (USB) cable.
  2. Open iTunes on PC/Computer.
  3. Make sure that iTunes is updated to the latest version.
  4. Press the Volume Up Button and quickly release it.
  5. Press the Volume Down Button and quickly release it.
  6. Press and hold the Side Button until Recovery Mode  (iTunes) screen appears.
  7. Select “Update” in the pop-up box. If you select “Update”, iTunes will try to reinstall iOS without deleting your data. Wait until the process is finished.
  8. Then Force Restart your iPhone.

SEE ALSO: Blurry Lock Screen on iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR
Note: If it doesn’t work out, select “Restore” instead of “Update”.  If you select “Restore”, all data will be erased from your iPhone.
If you know any other solutions to fix portrait mode not working on iPhone, let us know through your comments.

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