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How to Enable Auto-Rotate on Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through activating the automatic rotation function on the latest Google Pixel smartphone. Here’s a quick guide to enable auto-rotate on Google Pixel 7.

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Auto-rotate is a smartphone feature that automatically adjusts the display orientation based on how you hold your phone. With this feature enabled, your display rotates automatically when you move your phone between portrait (vertical) and landscape (horizontal) position.

Depicted below is the actual process of activating the Pixel 7’s auto-rotate function. You can refer to this guide if you need help configuring your Pixel phone’s display to automatically rotate the screen.

  1. To get started, launch the Settings app menu by tapping on the gear/settings icon from the Apps tray.

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    Simply swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to access the Apps tray and then locate the settings app.

  2. In the Settings app menu, find and then tap Display.

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    Doing so opens the Display settings menu with relevant features and options.

  3. Navigate to the Other display controls section then find the Auto-rotate screen from the given options and then tap on it to access its menu.

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    The Auto-rotate screen will load up next. Here, you will see the main toggle to disable and enable the auto-rotate function of your phone.

  4. To enable the feature, simply tap to turn on the switch next to Use auto-rotate.

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    When the switch is turned on, the Face Detection option becomes accessible. 

  5. You can turn Face Detection on if you’d like to improve auto-rotate accuracy using the front-facing camera of your phone.

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    If you don’t find the need to use it, then just leave the Face Detection OFF.

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With the auto-rotate feature enabled, expect your phone to automatically adjust the screen orientation when you move your device between portrait and landscape position.

Alternatively, you can turn on and manage the auto-rotate feature through the accessibility settings menu on your phone.

  • To access this menu, just head over to Settings-> Accessibility and then select the option to Auto-rotate screen.

Turning on auto-rotate typically comes in handy when using apps that require swift switching between landscape and portrait display orientation. However, turning auto-rotate off is recommended if you’re using TalkBack. This is because rotating the screen can interrupt the spoken feedback.

Auto-rotate not working on your Pixel 7?

In case you’re bumping into some issues wherein auto-rotate doesn’t seem to work properly on your Pixel 7, try to test the accelerometer. In most cases, auto-rotate problems in Android phones are tied to a busted or dysfunctional accelerometer. Keeping apps and operating systems updated is also recommended to ensure all system functions including auto-rotate are bug-free and working optimal.

Some apps however, may not support portrait or landscape mode so you won’t see the screen orientation changes even if you change your phone’s orientation while using those apps.

And that’s how you turn on auto-rotate on the Google Pixel 7 smartphone.

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