How To Fix iOS 14 Landscape Mode Video Playback Bug

iOS 14 landscape mode bug

iOS 14 Landscape mode bug

Is your iPhone not displaying videos properly when you’re playing them in landscape mode? Are widgets displayed on top of the video, in the left side of the screen, ruining the experience? Apparently, this is a quite common iOS 14 bug. However, we’ve only experienced in in iOS 14.2.1, as have other readers that have reported the issue to us.

Video playback runs smoothly while you use your iPhone in Portrait Mode. It’s also flawless while watching using the new iOS 14 picture-in-picture support, that allows you to multitask on your device while continuing video playback. However, as soon as you rotate your iPhone to landscape mode, widgets become obtrusive and they show up on the left side of the screen, on top of the video playback.

How To Fix iOS 14 Landscape Video Playback Bug

This obviously is a software glitch that Apple has to patch in an upcoming software update. However, we’ve noticed that you can make the bug to temporarily stop occurring by rebooting your iPhone.
Force restarting is the easiest way. As soon as you’re ready, quickly press & release Volume Up, Volume Down and press & hold the Side Button until the Apple logo is displayed on the screen. Be patient until your devices reboots, provide your Passcode and resume operations.

Are you also experiencing the iOS 14 landscape mode bug? Is landscape mode not working on your iPhone? Use the comments section and share your feedback. Don’t hesitate to mention your iPhone model and exact iOS version. Do you have a better fix for this? Don’t hesitate to share it with us.

Related: Other common bugs reported for iOS 14.2 are:
Messages notifications bug that randomly prevents notifications for iMessages and regular SMS from getting triggered.
iPhone keyboard lag when attempting to type Messages.
Optimized battery charging for iPhone is automatically re-enabled after each iPhone restart or new charging cycle.