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Orientation lock on Android

Enabling and disabling auto-rotate or orientation lock on an Android device

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Written by Sarah Stanfield
Updated over a week ago

In order to film horizontally, you must make sure Auto Rotate is on!

The auto-rotate button automatically rotates your device's screen when you flip your device between landscape and portrait mode.

Let's learn how to enable and disable auto-rotate or orientation lock on an Android device.

Method 1

  1. Open the notification bar by sliding down from the top of your screen

  2. Find "Auto-rotate", "Auto-rotation", or "Orientation Lock" (depending on your device) in the Quick Settings menu

  3. Tap on the icon to enable or disable the feature

Method 2

1. Go to settings

2. Select "Display"

3. Scroll down until you reach "System" and select to turn on Auto-Rotate

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