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Portrait and Landscape Screen Orientation

The default orientation for your phone’s screen is portrait (vertical), but many apps will change to landscape orientation (widescreen) when you rotate the phone sideways.

illustration of rotating screen

Note: Not all screens will adjust for landscape orientation.

Turn Screen Rotation On or Off

  1. Swipe down from the status bar with two fingers to open the Quick Settings panel.
  2. Tap Auto rotate to turn the option on or off.

Note: You can also set the rotation option from the main settings menu. From home, tap apps list icon > settings app icon Settings > Display, gestures & buttons, and then select or clear the Autorotate screen option.