Screen does not rotate automatically Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra

The new OneUI on the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra offers many functions and optical changes, which you don't know if you are coming from an older Android system or from iOS.


Especially with regard to the "auto-rotate" function of the screen, there can be some confusion on the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra. Portrait, landscape or screen rotation, which button does what happen? When does the screen rotate automatically when the phone is moved and when not?

We would like to explain this to you in more detail here.

Rotate Display - Automatic screen rotation explained in an understandable way

There are three different buttons which can be selected via the status bar:

Portrait - grey

If you can see a grey button with "Portrait", it means that the screen does not rotate automatically, but remains vertically locked in place even if you tilt or move the phone.

Rotate screen - blue

When you select the gray Portrait or Landscape button, it changes to blue and displays "Rotate Screen". If you now tilt the device, the contents of the display will also rotate accordingly, so that you can read them optimally.

Landscape - grey

If the toggle is gray and "Landscape" is on the display, it means that the screen is displaying everything in landscape mode. Rotations of the smartphone are not taken into account.

You now know three different states that exist for the "Rotate screen" button.We hope that you can now adjust exactly when and how the screen is rotated.

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