Galaxy S7 - Turn off auto rotate (SM-G930W8)

Last Update Date : Oct 11. 2019

Auto rotate

The Auto rotate feature uses an internal sensor to detect when you rotate your device, and it adjusts your screen accordingly. The feature is turned on by default and can be turned off and locked in Portrait mode by following the steps below. That said, and despite the use of this setting, some apps can still force the screen to rotate (especially games and video players).

The provided information refers to the devices sold in Canada. Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version (Android 6.0 Marshmallow was used for this FAQ).

Turn off auto rotate

1 Swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom to open the Notification Panel.
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2 Touch Auto rotate in the Quick Settings Panel. It might be required to swipe left, on the top panel, to display the icon.
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Despite this setting, some apps can still force the screen to rotate (especially games and video players).

3 To turn Auto rotate back on, open the Notification Panel again and touch Portrait.
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