▷ How to force Android screen to rotate horizontally


How to force Android screen to rotate horizontally

The Android operating system has the option that every time you rotate the screen, the image will automatically rotate according to the direction you have. This function is called "screen rotation".

The problem with this option is that it doesn't categorize rotations based on the app you're using. In this case, it is necessary to install a third-party application, which will allow you to determine which program can rotate the screen.

If you are one of the people who don't like to change phone settings, then this article is for you. We will show you the best application to configure the screen rotation and the steps you have to perform from the "Settings" menu.

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Steps to Force Rotate Android Screen Horizontally

As you know, you can activate this function through the "Settings" menu to change the screen orientation from portrait to landscape. You can do this by directly selecting the spin icon.

But there is another easier way, which is to download an application that can perform this task. In this case, we recommend that you download the third-party application "Rotation Control", which is available on Google Play.

The first thing you should do is the following:

  1. Download and install the Rotation Control app.
  2. Then you have to open it activate the option "Start controlling rotation" and "Start on boot".
  3. Now you have access to the different screen rotation functions in the notification bar. 

You have set your Android phone to rotate images, videos or apps depending on the option you want to use.

Rotation Control options to rotate the screen in Android

Basically, you have several options available: Guard, Auto Rotation, Portrait, Portrait (Reverse), Portrait (Sensor), Landscape, Landscape (Reverse), and Landscape (Sensor), some of which have to flip the screen vertically.

  • Guard: This option prevents another app from changing the screen orientation.
  • Auto Rotation:  Screen orientation is determined by the physical orientation sensor.
  • Portrait: the screen will be fixed vertically.
  • Portrait (Reverse): the screen will be fixed vertically but in reverse mode.
  • Portrait (Sensor): The screen remains in a vertical orientation, but the sensor is used to change direction.
  • Landscape: The screen remains in a fixed landscape orientation.
  • Landscape (Reverse): The screen remains in a horizontal orientation but from inverted to normal mode.
  • Landscape (Sensor): The screen remains in a landscape orientation, but the sensor is used to change direction.

Usually auto mode will be the mode you are looking for. The screen will automatically rotate on the normal axis, but if you want to rotate completely freely and use the phone face up, automatic (full) will also rotate the screen 180 degrees horizontally and vertically.

Force android screen rotation in portrait and landscape apps

While some apps may not work properly after forced rotation, Rotation Control will force screen rotation on all apps, and you may run into some pretty minor and minor visual bugs.

An example would be the Instagram application, when rotating the screen, the result within everything is good, although doing this replaces the action bar with a white bar, this being a problem.

This isn't a big mistake, because you can rotate the screen at any time to make the buttons reappear, but it makes it clear that the original designer didn't intend this app to run horizontally, at least not yet.

Two things to note, depending on the device, you may not be able to use some modes. If the "Guard" option is active, it will not allow you to install any type of application. When you want to install an application, you must disable the "Guard" mode.

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