Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable or Disable Auto Rotate in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Auto rotate is a basic feature that can be found in almost all of smartphones available today, including with Samsung Galaxy S5. When this feature is enabled, the device will rotate the content automatically based on the phone orientation, for instance when you hold your phone horizontally then the content will be displayed in landscape view.

How to enable or disable the auto rotate feature?
Generally, there are two methods that can be used to enable or disable auto rotate feature: from the notification panel and from the settings menu.

Method #1: From the notification panel
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel.
  2. Depending on your current settings, tap Screen rotation button to enable or disable the auto rotate feature. The button turns gray when it's disabled and the button turns green when it's enabled.

Method #2: From the settings menu
  1. Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Sound and display section and then tap Display .
  3. Tap Screen rotation.
  4. Depending on your current settings, tap the ON/OFF switch to enable or disable the auto rotate feature. When the switch is on the right side or shows green means the auto rotate feature is enabled and the interface will rotate automatically when the device orientation is changed.

Given the function, the auto rotate feature will be able to provide you a better experience when using your phone since it will display the content in accordance with the phone orientation, as the example, when you want to get a wider view when browsing a webpage then you just need to hold the phone horizontally and the phone will rotate the screen accordingly.

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