Orienting the nanit app properly

We love propping our iPad with the nanit app on when our baby is sleeping. When he is in his crib it doesn't really matter what the orientation is but when we put him in his travel crib, we often find the view makes the room look upside down. Is there any way to rotate the view?


  • NanitMelanie
    NanitMelanie Nanit Team
    edited June 2021

    @Koalapantsmom you can rotate the video!

    If you are viewing the camera from within the app:

    1. Select the three dots in the upper right-hand corner
    2. A menu should come up from the bottom with an option to "Rotate Video"

    If it's helpful, here is a support article with some additional tips and features when using the Nanit app on your iPad.

  • @Melanie ah interesting, my husband and I can't see the "Rotate Video" option on our iPads but it does appear on our iPhone apps so we've started defaulting to phones as a solve but I'll be on the look out, it might be something we've not updated perhaps

  • Tali
    Tali Member
    edited June 2021

    The iPad's view should rotate if you just rotate the iPad itself, so check that the rotate is not locked.

    If that didn't work, another thing you can try is:

    1. Tap the three stripe menu
    2. Choose baby Settings
    3. Tap on Advanced settings
    4. Change the "crib orientation" setting

    That should flip the image on the iPad, but you might need to flip it back when you go back to the birds-eye view.

  • Thanks @Tali the crib orientation setting is what we ended up going with, it totally solved the problem. When it was unlocked, the graphic layer would rotate but not the view itself. Changing the crib orientation did the trick!

  • Had the same problem and did the crib orientation trick, thank you for the help!

    Indeed the graphic layer rotates but not the view itself. Also, the ipad doesn’t have the option to rotate view similar to the iphone.

    Is this something that could be fixed on a potential version upgrade?

  • NanitMackenzie
    NanitMackenzie Community Moderator, Nanit Team

    Hi @Antonios - that's a great suggestion! I will pass this along to our product team to consider. Happy to hear that the crib orientation trick worked for you in the meantime! Have a great weekend.

  • Arkady
    Arkady Member
    edited April 21

    @NanitMackenzie Please, if you could add the Rotate view” feature asap to the iPad app would be awesome! I have two Nanit cameras and I’m using one of them switching between the crib and the “room camera”. It's super annoying change the orientation all the time.

    The solution of rotate view would be so much better. Please 🙏