Galaxy A5 (2017) - Turn Off Auto Rotate (SM-A520W)
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.
Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.
Turn Off Auto Rotate
Some apps or screens only support portrait or landscape mode. In consequence, if you launch an app supporting only landscape mode while you locked your phone in portrait mode, the screen will rotate to accommodate the app.
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.
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.
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.
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