Well, the Auto Rotate function is not so cool, but when you need to view any image or video in portrait mode, and the auto-rotate or portrait mode won’t work on Samsung, it could be a pain in the head. In addition, not all the apps support landscape mode, so, if the auto-rotate feature won’t work with any particular app, then make sure that the app supports landscape mode before troubleshooting the device.
Let’s not waste time, if you’re experiencing screen rotation not working on Samsung and auto-rotate won’t work at all, this article is for you.
Fix Auto Rotate Not Working on Samsung S22, S21, S20, Note 20, Note 10, S10, and Samsung Tablet
Force Restart Samsung
Auto Rotate not working on Samsung phones and tablets might not be the bigger problem with users, however, if you’re experiencing issues with your phone, start troubleshooting the device by force restarting it.
- Press and hold the Power button and Volume Down button until the SAMSUNG logo appears.
By this, all the background running programs, memory, and loading data will be removed from the system, and hopefully, it will give a fresh start to the phone.
Once the phone boots, tap on the Auto-Rotate button, in the notification panel.
Reset All Settings
Samsung S21 auto-rotate won’t work? Try resetting all settings. It’s almost similar to factory reset, however, all the data, images, videos, contacts, etc. are safe. But only it will remove the customized settings of the device like Bluetooth settings, Wi-Fi, and more, which you can recover lately.
- Open the Settings.
- Scroll down to General Management, tap on it.
- Select Reset.
- Tap Reset all settings.
- Confirm Reset Settings.
Try Safe Mode
Why Auto Rotate Not Working on Samsung? Is it happening after installing any third-party app? Sometimes, certain functionalities stop working due to random bug hit by third-party apps and programs. The Safe Mode will diagnose the system by disabling the third-party apps and programs, which will ensure either the problem with Portrait Mode happening due to a third-party app or there’s a random issue.
- Press the Power button and touch and hold the POWER OFF button and then select Safe mode.
To exit out of Safe Mode, restart the device.
Don’t panic, if you can’t find or use third-party apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, while the phone is in Safe Mode.
Your device itself has testing features to test out whether the hardware is working or not. Among all other hardware testers, we’ll check the accelerometer sensor which is responsible for auto-rotate.
- Open the Phone app.
- Type *#0*#.
- Tap Sensor.
- When you move the device, you should see a change in numbers. If no changes are reflecting, even after rotating the phone, consider, the accelerometer sensor stopped working.
- To exit out of this menu, press and hold the Power button and select Restart.
Get Samsung Help
It appears to be a hardware problem. If it is a software bug, the above solutions are enough to get rid of auto-rotate and portrait mode not working on Samsung Phone and Samsung Tab. Visit the nearest Samsung Store and hand your phone to Samsung Technician, let them have a look and fix the problem.