How to Prevent Your Screen From Unwanted Rotations

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How to Stop Rotating Screen: A Simple Guide

Are you frustrated with your screen automatically rotating when you don’t want it to? No worries, follow this step-by-step guide and learn how to stop the rotating screen on your device. As Tracy from, I am here to make technology simpler for you.

What Causes a Rotating Screen?

Usually, your device’s screen rotates because of a feature named ‘Auto-rotate’ or ‘Screen rotation,’ which is designed to adjust your screen according to the orientation of your device. It may come in handy in many scenarios, but sometimes it can lead to unwanted screen pivoting, causing frustration.

How to Stop Rotating Screen on Android Devices:

Step 1: Access Quick Settings

Swipe down from the top of your device to open the Quick Settings panel, where you will find all the primary settings shortcuts.

Step 2: Disable Auto Rotate

Look for an option called ‘Auto Rotate’ or ‘Screen Rotation.’ Tap it to disable it. Your screen will now stay in portrait mode.

How to Stop Rotating Screen on iOS Devices:

Step 1: Access Control Center

Swipe up from the bottom of your screen (on iPhone 8 or older) or swipe down from the top-right corner (on iPhone X or newer) to open the Control Center.

Step 2: Disable Screen Rotation

Tap the ‘Rotation Lock’ button (which appears like a circular arrow with a lock). Once it’s highlighted, your device is locked into portrait mode, and your screen will no longer rotate.

In Conclusion

While rotating screens can be useful in many scenarios, there are times when it can be an inconvenience. Luckily, turning off screen rotation is a quick and easy process. I hope this guide has been helpful.

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– Tracy