If you hate that you have to play Pokemon GO in vertical mode on your iPhone, this landscape mode workaround is super easy to do. The first person to get the app running in landscape mode was a redditor that did it by accident. Since then people have been trying to recreate the glitch, and it seems like there's now a guaranteed method. Multiple sources have tested it out, including Redmond Pie and Tech Insider, and sure enough, it worked for me too. Here's how to do it:
- Open the Pokemon GO app, then hold your phone sideways.
- Tap the PokeBall icon to open the menu, then tap the Settings icon in the upper-left corner.
- Scroll until you see "Report High-Priority Issue" and tap it. Then tap "Yes". This will take you out of the app and open Safari.
- Hit the Home button, then tap the Pokemon GO icon to open the app again.
That's it! You should be in landscape mode now. There's also been talk of a way to do it on Android devices, but nothing that seems concrete yet. And keep in mind, this isn't an actual feature — more of a bug — so it may cause gameplay issues, especially when you're trying to catch Pokemon. It looks pretty cool, though, and might be nice for when you're just riding to nearby PokeStops to collect items.