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How to Fix Auto Rotate Not Working on Android

In this article, we will tell you how to fix auto rotate not working on Android devices. Android devices arrive with two different kinds of displays. The first and the most commonly used is the Portrait mode and the other display viewing orientation is the landscape mode. To switch between these two modes, there is the Auto rotate feature in Android devices. Once the auto rotate mode is enabled, you can easily switch between these two modes. When you hold your device vertically, the screen orientation remains in the portrait mode and if you hold your device horizontally, the view changes to landscape, hence giving you a wider perspective.

In normal use, people tend to hold their device normally due to ease of access. On the other hand, the landscape mode is most commonly used by users while playing games, streaming movies or watching online videos. It is also utilized by other applications or tasks that need full screen viewing in order to work. The auto rotate function proves very useful in switching between these two viewing modes, but sometimes, users may find auto rotate not working. So in this guide here, we have mentioned some easy ways you can try to fix the auto rotate not working issue. Read ahead!

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How to Fix Auto Rotate Not Working on Android

First of all, you need to enable the auto rotate function on your device to make it work. In most of the Android devices, the pull down quick access tiles contain the shortcut to the Auto rotate function. If the auto rotate function is not enabled, then your device’s viewing mode will not turn into landscape upon holding it horizontally and will stay in the portrait mode. In order to enable the auto rotate function from quick settings, just follow the steps mentioned ahead.

Enable Auto-Rotate from Quick Settings

  • First, head to the home screen of your Android device.
  • After that, pull down the notification shade from the top of your screen to see the quick access for multiple device functions.                                                                                                                                                        How to Fix Auto Rotate Not Working on Android 1
  • Over there, you will be able to see the auto rotate function. Tap on it in order to enable it.

Once the auto rotate function is enabled on your device, your device will be able to detect whether you are holding  your device horizontally or vertically and will rotate the screen accordingly.

Check Accessibility Settings

There is another way you can turn on the auto rotate function if you find auto rotate not working on your device. That is by enabling the auto rotate function from the device’s accessibility settings.

  • First open the Settings app on your device and then scroll down to system.
  • After that, tap on Accessibility.
  • Search for the Auto rotate screen function.
  • Enable it by tapping on the toggle button situated beside it.

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Tweak the G-Sensor on your Android device to Fix Auto-Rotate

Android devices also have a G sensor that can automatically sense or detect when the device is being moved or rotated. This means that when you rotate or move your device with your hands, your device will know about it. Sometimes, there may be a problem with the G-Sensor on your device which leads to auto rotate not working. For this, you need to tweak the G sensor of your device to make it work properly.

Keep in mind that all of the devices have different G sensor calibration settings. In this article, we have used a OnePlus device in which the G sensor calibration settings can be accessed by dialing in some code. In some other devices, this setting can be found in the settings application or in the System section inside the settings app. For readers using a OnePlus device, we have listed out the steps to access the G sensor calibration settings.

  • First, dial  *#808# in order to open the G sensor calibration
  • For OnePlus devices, you need to only use the phone’s stock dialer app
  • When the above mentioned code is entered into your phone’s stock dialer, you will be able to see an option for Sensor self-test and calibration
  • Then, you need to align your phone horizontally on a plane surface in order to properly calibrate the G sensor.

So that was it from our side. We hope that you found this article helpful. If you face any difficulties, feel free to reach us in the comments section below.

Uzair Hussain

Uzair Hussain is a dedicated writer who loves to read and research about android phones and technology. Has always enjoyed exploring further into tech and likes to share his knowledge through publishing writings.

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