How To Enable Auto Rotate Screen Android

Auto Rotate Screen Android.This tutorial details how to enable auto-rotate screen when changing device orientation on Android phones: first on a clean system, and then on Samsung Galaxy smartphones.In addition, we will consider the reasons that the automatic screen rotation does not work and additional nuances associated with this function of the system. The instruction is accompanied by a video, where all the steps described are shown visually.

  • Enabling screen rotation on Android
  • How to enable auto-rotate screen on Samsung
  • If auto rotate doesn’t work
  • Video instruction

How To Enable Auto Rotate Screen Android

There are two ways to enable auto-rotate the screen when changing the position of an Android device: using a special element in the control item of the notification area or in the settings. First, about turning on the function when changing the position of the device on smartphones with a pure Android system, which is quite applicable to modified systems:

  1. The basic way to enable auto-rotate is to fully expand the controls in the notification area, find among the available buttons the item “Auto-rotate”, “Book screen” or similar and click on it.
  2. If such a button is not displayed, keep in mind that you can often scroll through the list of buttons and, in addition, change the set of buttons, hiding some and showing others: as a rule, to edit a set of buttons, use the icon with the “pencil” image in the notification area, as in the image below , sometimes – you need to open the menu in the fully expanded notification area and find an item to change the order or set of buttons there.
  3. If you cannot find such a button, there is an additional opportunity to enable the function in question (the exact names of the items on different phones and depending on the version of Android may differ slightly): go to Settings – Display (or Display), open the “Advanced” item (if available) and find the “Auto-rotate screen” switch, turn it on.
  4. On some smartphones, this setting item is duplicated in the “Accessibility” section.

After the function has been turned on (the button is activated), the screen orientation should start to change automatically.

There are limitations for auto-rotation, as well as additional features of the device’s operation that can affect the use of the function, which are described in detail in the section on what to do if the automatic change of orientation from portrait (portrait) to landscape and vice versa does not work.

How to enable auto-rotate screen on Samsung Galaxy/

How To Enable Auto Rotate Screen Android

To enable auto-rotate the screen on Samsung, two options are available – enabling by pressing the button in the control center in the notification area and in the screen parameters, we will consider each of them:

  1. Expand the notification area to the full height of the screen and find the “Portrait screen” (or Landscape) button – it will become highlighted, and its name will change to “Auto-rotate” (if the button is already called that, then the function is enabled). If the button is not displayed, try scrolling the list of available controls to the right.
  2. If there is no “Book Screen” button, in the notification area, click on the menu button, select the “Button order” item and look at the list of inactive buttons at the top of the screen: if there is one you want, drag it to the bottom and click “Done”, now the function can be enabled and disabled using the method from the first paragraph.
  3. The second way to enable automatic rotation on Samsung is the corresponding option in the options. Go to Settings – Display – Home Screen. Turn on “Switch to landscape mode” to automatically change the screen orientation.

An additional feature on Samsung phones allows you to rotate the screen even in cases where auto-rotate is disabled: in some applications, for example, in the browser or gallery, when you rotate the device, a button with a phone image appears in the navigation bar, when you click on it, the screen orientation will change from vertical to horizontal or vice versa.

What to do if auto-rotate screen doesn’t work

If auto-rotate does not work even when the screen orientation change function is enabled, the following points can help you solve the problem or understand the situation:

  • On most phones, auto-rotate does not work for the home screen, and on some, for example, for the reviewed Samsung – and for the list of applications, the same behavior can be observed for other system elements.
  • Some applications block the screen orientation: for example, Instagram on the phone will only work in vertical position.
  • Turning on the battery saving function: in the notification area, on Samsung in the Settings – Device maintenance – Battery menu, on pure Android – in Settings – Battery, it can reduce the polling rate of the sensor, which serves to determine the position of the device in space, as a result, auto-rotate can be triggered not always.
  • Separate applications to save battery power, as well as, theoretically, antiviruses, can disable orientation sensors, gyroscopes, and accelerometers of the device. If you have such applications, study their parameters.
  • You can check if the automatic rotation works if you go to Android Safe Mode – if in this situation the function is working, we can conclude that some third-party application is the cause.

Not often, but it happens that the cause of the problem is not something software, but hardware malfunctions of the smartphone, this possibility should also be taken into account.


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