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Auto Rotate Not Working on Android: How to Fix it

Auto rotate not working
Written by Hassan Abbas

Android smartphones come with two kinds of display seeing orientation. Similarly one is portrait mode when you hold the device vertically. While the second one is landscape mode. There is the auto-rotate function, two switches between these two viewing modes. Similarly, when you are turning on the automatic rotation upon horizontally holding the device. So the screen positioning converts covering the screen content in an enhanced field of view. Here is a way to fix Auto rotate not working on Android. For further explanation follow this link.

Typically, people carry their devices horizontally while playing games, watching movies, and streaming music videos, etc. Thus it is used for those apps or actions when full-screen viewing is needed. While sometimes the auto-rotate function doesn’t work well on Android devices. So here, I have mentioned some easy troubleshooting ways to fix the issue. Let’s take a start.

Auto rotate not working

Way to Fix Auto Rotate Not working on Android

In the beginning, you have to turn on the auto-rotate function to allow it to work. While in almost all Android phones, the pull-down quick admittance tiles consist of an auto-rotate option. Whether you are not turning on it, then upon turning the device horizontally, the screen will not rotate. Similarly, it will stay in a vertical portrait orientation.

Turn on the Auto-Rotate from Quick Settings

  • First, move towards the home screen of your android device
  • Then Pull down the notification shade to view the quick access part for different functions

  • Moreover, there you will view the Auto-rotate. So click on it to turn on it.

Although, the device will start detecting when will you horizontally align the device. So the screen will rotate accordingly. As well as when you hold your smartphone straight, the screen will rotate backward to a portrait view.

Check the Settings of Accessibility

You also able to check and can also turn on the auto-rotate on your Android device from the Accessibility settings.

  • First, move towards the Settings > scroll down to System
  • Then click on the  Accessibility to open it.
  • Drop down and wait for the Auto-Rotate screen option.

  • Click on the toggle beside that option to turn it on.

To Fix the Auto-Rotate, tweak the G-Sensor on your Android device

Although the Android devices come with a G-sensor that is impulsively distinguishing the motion of the device screen. While this means that it is able to know when you are rotating the device with hand. Similarly, it permits the screen to rotate. So there is some issue with that which may cause auto-rotate to not work. Then, you have to tweak the G-sensor on your device.

  • For the OnePlus device, you have to dial *#808# to open the G-sensor calibration
  • Whether you are containing an OnePlus device, then make sure to use its stock phone dialer app
  • At once if you enter the above code on the dialer, then you are able to see an option for Sensor self-test and calibration
  • So make sure to place your phone horizontally on some plane surface to properly calibrate the G-sensor.


Well, there are basic troubleshooting ways that you have to abide by them to follow to fix the auto-rotate issue on your Android device. So I hope that this tutorial will help you out. In case of any queries from us then feel free to ask.

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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