On smartphones and tablets, the auto-rotate feature aligns the screen's alignment with the real orientation of the device. The display is switched to either portrait or landscape mode depending on whether the device is being used vertically or horizontally using the gyroscope. For instance, using a smartphone to browse YouTube is frequently done in portrait mode, which is then flipped to landscape to fit the video's 16:9 aspect ratio.
When orientation lock is enabled instead of auto-rotate, the phone will always be in portrait or landscape mode, regardless of the phone's real position. When the phone's gyroscope data causes auto-rotate to position the screen wrongly, this setting is frequently used. For instance, if someone is lying on their side, the screen may appear horizontal even when the user wants it to be vertical.
Enabling auto-rotate on Android.
When you switch your device between portrait and landscape mode with this accessibility feature enabled, the screen rotates automatically.
Disabling auto-rotate if you are using TalkBack may be a good idea because it can disrupt spoken feedback.
On an Android smartphone or tablet, do the following actions to activate auto-rotate function:
1. To reach the Quick Settings menu, swipe downward from the top of the screen.
2. Locate the icon that shows the orientation of your screen at the moment.
3. To activate auto-rotate, press the orientation indicator once.
4. The Quick Settings menu may be closed by sliding it up from the bottom.
Rotate the screen on your iPhone
Your iPhone's and iPod touch's screens can rotate, allowing you to view apps like Messages and Safari in either portrait or landscape mode. If the function isn't working, get help or discover how to rotate the screen on your iPhone or iPod touch.
1. Swipe downward from your screen's upper-right corner to open Control Center.
2. Make sure the Portrait Orientation Lock button is depressed.
3. Turn your iPhone sideways.
Try an alternative app, such as Messages or Safari, which are known to function in landscape orientation if the screen is still not rotating.
How to do auto Rotate in window 8
When the computer is turned into tablet mode, the auto-rotate feature enables the screen orientation to rotate. This page contains information to demonstrate various techniques for activating or deactivating the feature:
With the use of a Windows key shortcut, turn Auto-rotate on or off:
To easily enable or disable auto-rotate, press and hold the Windows key while hitting the "I" key. Toggle Auto-rotate on or off using the charm bar to:
1. Scroll to the right of the screen once the charm bar appears, then select the settings gear symbol.
2. To turn Auto-rotate on or off, select "Screen," then click the symbol at the top of the window (lock means it is off).
Turn Auto-rotate on or off using the Screen Resolution option
1. On the desktop, simply right-click anywhere.
2. Select "Screen Resolution" from the menu that appears.
3. Toggle the "Allow the screen to Auto-rotate" box on or off in the new window by checking or unchecking it.
Rotating the screen when the orientation is wrong:
1. Press Ctrl + Alt + "Up Arrow" for "portrait" orientation or "Right Arrow", "Down Arrow", or "Left Arrow" for other orientations to manually rotate your screen when it is locked in the incorrect direction.
Rotate the screen on your iPad
The screen of your iPad can rotate, allowing you to see programmes like Messages and Safari in either portrait or landscape orientation. Learn how to rotate the iPad screen or ask for assistance if the feature is not working.
How to rotate the screen on your iPad
1. Rotation Lock has to be turned off. Swipe downward from your screen's upper-right corner to open Control Center. The Rotation Lock button should now be tapped to turn it off.
2. Turn your iPad sideways.
Whether the issue persists, try another programme that works in landscape modes, such as Messages or Safari.
Check to determine if your earlier iPad has a side switch if you have one.
Check to determine whether your iPad has a side switch if you can't see the Rotation Lock button.An earlier iPad that has a side switch may be configured to act as a rotation lock or mute switch.
Select General under Settings. Choose the desired option under Use Side Switch To.