My Auto-Rotate for My Android Phone Is Not Working

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If your Android device screen stops rotating when you change the orientation of your device, you may have accidentally adjusted the auto-rotate setting, which is pretty easy to do on many device models through a single mistaken tap. Luckily, it's just as easy to fix. If these tips don't work for you, however, you may have a hardware issue. If so, take your phone to an authorized retailer or contact the manufacturer.

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Adjust via Quick Settings

First, verify your settings. You can do this via the Quick Settings menu or the regular Settings menu.

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Swipe down from the top of your screen. Access your phone's Quick Settings menu. Then, if auto rotate is not highlighted, tap to highlight and enable it.

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Adjust via Settings

Enter Settings. Find and tap Accessibility.

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Tap the check box next to Auto rotate screen to enable auto rotation.

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Calibrate your G-Sensor

If your settings are in place and auto-rotate still isn't working, re-calibrate your G-Sensor. This is the sensor that detects the screen orientation.

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Enter your device's Settings. Tap Display. Then, tap G-Sensor calibration and follow the instructions.

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