How do I stop the screen from automatically rotating on my Galaxy A5 2017?
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.
Note: Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.
Turn Off Auto Rotate
Turn Auto Rotate Back On
Screen Orientation and App Functionality
Some apps take advantage of the screen orientation to display more or less functions (for readability reasons). Try to rotate the screen when you use an app.
The best example is the Calculator app (preinstalled on your Samsung device). Basic functions are available in portrait mode.
Scientific functions are only available in landscape mode.
Tips and Tricks: Access the scientific calculator if auto-rotate is disabled:
If Auto-rotate is disabled, turning your smartphone on its side will produce no effect. You will have to touch the Rotate icon to access the scientific calculator.
Note: If you are not sure if Auto-rotate is enabled or disabled, simply look for the Rotate icon. If the icon is present, it means that Auto-rotate is disabled on your smartphone.
Another example is the Messages app (preinstalled on your Samsung device).
You can take advantage of screen rotation to display a bigger virtual keyboard.
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