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How to Open the Scientific Calculator on Your iPhone

How to Open the Scientific Calculator on Your iPhone

You don’t need to download a scientific calculator on your iPhone since it already has one built-in and accessing it is easy. Here’s how.

Have you ever wanted to know how to open the scientific calculator on iPhone or if it has one built-in? The good news is that your iPhone already offers this functionality, and getting to it is easier than you think.

Scientific calculators include additional options for figuring out complex math equations. So, unless you need specific calculating capabilities, you might want to use Apple’s advanced calculator functions to see what’s available.

Since it’s built-in, you don’t need to download a separate app to do complex equations (unless you need additional features). So, in this guide, we’ll explain how to open the hidden calculator on your iPhone.

Access the Scientific Calculator on Your iPhone

It’s important to note that the scientific calculator on your iPhone has been hiding in plain sight for years. You just may not have noticed it before.

  1. Open the Calculator app on your iPhone. You can either tap it from the home screen or search to find it in Spotlight Search.open calculator app iphone
  2. The Calculator app will open in portrait mode, including the basic mathematical functionality that you are accustomed to.calculator app iphone
  3. To put the basic calculator into scientific mode, rotate your iPhone 90 degrees so it’s in landscape view. The calculator will automatically adjust to the screen’s orientation. This offers a new set of operators for more complex equation sets.scientific calculator landscape view on iPhone
  4. If you find your iPhone calculator won’t go into scientific mode or the screen only shows the basic options, the problem could be with the portrait screen orientation lock.
  5. To disable the screen orientation lock feature, swipe down from the top right corner of the screen and tap the orientation lock icon to disable it from Control Center.disable orientation lock iphone control center

Using the Built-in Scientific Calculator on Your iPhone

If you need a scientific calculator to use on your iPhone, you might not have been aware that one already exists. And opening it on your iPhone only requires launching the Calculator app and turning your phone so the screen is in landscape view.

As noted, if the calculator doesn’t switch to scientific mode, ensure that you have the screen orientation lock turned off. Try it again, and it should work.

It’s important to note that you might have a favorite scientific calculator app you’ve used for years. If so, Apple’s might not give you all the necessary features. Still, it’s great to know that there’s one already built into your iPhone when you need to do complex equations. Doing so adds a wealth of new buttons to your iPhone calculator, including ones for sine, cosine, tangent, and more.

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  1. Mike Nurrenbrock

    February 7, 2024 at 8:50 am

    Thank you I would have never found that!

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