What To Do If Galaxy A50 Won’t Auto-Rotate

The auto rotation of the screen should occur if you’re using an app and you tilt your phone sideways, provided that the Auto rotate feature is enabled. However, some users reported that their Galaxy A50 won’t auto-rotate for some reason. Others said the problem started after an update, while there were those who reported the problem occurred without apparent reason. 

In this post, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your Galaxy A50 that would no longer auto rotate. This is, for sure, a minor problem and you should be able to fix it after doing a few troubleshooting procedures. So, read on as this article may help.

Fixing Auto Rotation Issue On Galaxy A50

Time Needed : 15 minutes

You only need to do a couple of procedures or three to fix this problem, unless your phone has a physical damage that affected the accelerometer. But assuming your phone does not have physical or liquid damage, then here are the things you need to do:

  1. Disable Auto Rotate and Force Restart

    Glitches happen every now and then and it’s possible that this problem is caused by one of those things. If you’ve already enabled auto rotate but your phone does not rotate the screen even if you tilt it, then do some basic troubleshooting.

    What you have to do first is disable auto rotate. Do so by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping Auto rotate.

    After that, press and hold the volume down button and the power key for 10 seconds. When the A50 logo shows on the screen, release both keys and wait until your phone has finished rebooting.

    If this doesn’t fix the issue, then try the next solution.
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  2. Reset All Settings On Your Phone

    Perhaps there are some settings that caused this problem. The next thing you have to do is to reset all the settings on your device without deleting your files and data. You can do so by following these steps:

    1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the notification panel down.
    2. Tap the Settings icon on the upper-right corner.
    3. Scroll to and tap General management.
    4. Touch Reset.
    5. Tap Reset settings.
    6. Tap the Reset settings button.
    7. If prompted, enter your PIN, Password or Pattern.
    8. Finally, tap Reset.

    Once you’ve successfully reset your phone’s settings, try to see if the Auto rotate feature is now working properly.
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  3. Factory reset your phone

    The first two solutions have been proven to be effective against this issue. But if for some reason your Galaxy A50 won’t auto-rotate even after doing those solutions, then it’s time you reset your phone.

    However, before you do that, make sure to create a backup of your important files and data as they will be deleted. When ready, follow these steps to factory reset your phone. 

    1. Swipe down from the top of the screen and then tap the Settings icon. 
    2. Find and tap General management. 
    3. Touch Reset. 
    4. Tap Factory data reset. 
    5. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap Reset.  
    6. If prompted, enter your PIN, Password or Pattern. 
    7. Finally, tap Delete all.
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Tools
  • Android 9
Materials
  • Galaxy A50

By default, auto rotate is enabled on your device out of the box. So after the reset, it should already work properly, unless the problem is really with the hardware. 

At this point, we would like to answer some of the questions sent by our readers.


My Galaxy A50 won’t auto-rotate in some apps, is this normal?

Some apps don’t support auto rotate. So, if your phone rotates its screen normally in other apps, then it is safe to assume that there’s no problem with your phone. It could be that those certain apps don’t need the screen to rotate.

I dropped my phone and cracked the screen but it’s still usable. However, it doesn’t rotate the screen anymore. Is it broken already?

Your phone is literally broken and if there are other features that don’t work anymore after the drop, then some components may have been damaged. For that, you need a technician to check it up for you.

That’s all for now, guys.

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