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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set Auto Rotate On or Off

Samsung Galaxy S3 is a great high-end smartphone that comes with a set of powerful components and various useful features. It also comes with some Motion-based software that will allow you to use motion or gesture-based features such as direct call, smart allert, tap to top, etc..

See also: How to Enable and Use Smart Motion Gestures on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition, a large screen with high resolution owned this phone will be able to provide a different experience when you are browsing the internet, playing games or watching HD Movies. And to make you more comfortable when using this phone, Samsung has pinned a cool feature called auto-rotate inside it which will keep its screen switching between portrait and landscape view in accordance with the position of your phone.

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How to turn on or off auto rotate?
As written on, you just need to follow the simple steps below:
  1. Go to Applications from Galaxy SIII Home screen.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Accessibility.
  4. Here you can see an option for Auto-rotate screen. Tick the checkbox to enable it, or remove the tick if you want to disable this feature.
  5. Done.

For some people this feature can help their activities while using the phone, while the others are not. Now, by knowing the method on how to turn this feature on or off, you can set it according to your needs and desires. So, try this useful method and share your experience here through the comment below :)


  1. Even simpler... pull down the notification bar where there is a rotate screen toggle button.

    1. Hi,
      Thanks for the visit and comment.
      You have provided new knowledge for me. Sometimes a simple things overlooked with something more complicated. I will add this tips in my article, so that all readers are also know these useful simple tips.
      Thanks and be back again :)

  2. my s3 started rotating even when set to not rotate. this is a recent development, any suggestions?

    1. Hi Tuli,
      Thanks for the visit and comment.
      After searching for a solution that is relevant to your issue, here I summarize some points for you:
      1. Try to restarting your phone. Some users reported this could resolve this problem.
      2. You can try to use third-party app for auto rotation toggle on your phone. You can get it on the Play Store, both free or paid versions.

      Hope it can help you :)

  3. hi, i turned off auto-rotate and my camera stopped working. i`ve got s3? any suggestions?

    1. Hi Dovanele.musu,
      Thanks for coming.
      Does this problem still there if you turn on again the auto-rotate option on your phone?

  4. Hi,

    My front camera keeps saving my pictures as a mirror image, how do I change this?
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

    1. Hi Nessy,
      Thanks for coming.
      I don't know much with the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, but try to take a look at the Camera app settings (the front camera is enabled) then find an option named "Save as flipped" (I found this option in my Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat). If the option is available, turn it on. Once done, the picture you've taken with the front camera won't be saved as a mirror image.

  5. My S3 screen rotation button has suddenly decided to lock I press it to turn it off but nothing happens any ideas please ?

    1. Hi Paul wilki,
      Thanks for coming.
      There are two possibilities that can cause your problem:
      1. Your phone may need to be restarted.
      2. There's a third-party app in your phone that forces the auto rotate to always be turned on. If any, uninstall the app from your phone to fix your problem.

  6. Thanks it was a third party app stopping it from rotating

    1. Hi Paul Wilki,
      Thanks for coming back here and let me know that your issue finally can be solved :)

  7. Hi, my Galaxy is an Express 3, model SM-J120A version 6.0.1 the auto rotate stopped and I can't find how to get it back on,it is not under accessibility, I even searched it and restarted it and can't find it. I have done it before but puzzled now..


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