What to do when your Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge screen does not rotate

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Are you having trouble with your new Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge display orientation that doesn't change as it should? While this may not be a big deal, having a screen that does not rotate will also affect the overall functionality of the device, thereby making it not that totally smart. So if you're one of those who are bothered by the same issue, this short content might be able to help you.


Learn how to fix a GS7/GS7 Edge screen that does not rotate with these quick workarounds:

If your phone's screen doesn't rotate, ensure the screen rotation feature is enabled on your device. To check, follow these steps:

1. Open the Quick Settings menu by swiping down from the top of the screen.

2. Locate the Auto Rotate icon. 

Hints: 
  • If the screen rotations icon is showing two rotating arrows, then it means it's enabled. But if the icon shows with a lock, that means the feature is disabled and therefore needs to be turned on to enable screen rotation function as well.
  • You may need to scroll left or right to see the Auto rotation icon.
  • If you don't see the Auto rotate option, tap on the Expand icon represented by a dropdown arrow, to show a full list of available options.
  • If the problem just show up while using certain apps, try to close and restart the app, and then reboot your phone as well. 
3. If the problem persists after the reboot, try to check and unlock the portrait setting on your phone. To do so, look for the Portrait Unlock option under the same Quick settings menu, among the list of options displayed when you tap the dropdown (Expand icon) arrow.

Important Notes:

The latest version of Android OS -- Android 6.0 Marshmallow integrates a new feature that allows you to lock the phone screen rotation temporarily. This can be done by keeping a finger on the screen while turning the phone. To allow the screen to rotate, all you need is to release the finger.

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