DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: How to lock orientation?

  1. Junior Droid
    mrbofus's Avatar
    Member #
    237209
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    23
    Phone
    Motorola DROID RAZR
    #1

    How to lock orientation?

    Perhaps I'm missing something really obvious, but how does one lock the orientation of the screen?

    On iOS devices, you double-click the home button and swipe left to reveal an orientation lock button. Surely Android has something similar to this? If we have widgets to toggle Bluetooth/WiFi/GPS on and off, there must be some way to toggle orientation lock on and off too?

    Thank you in advance!
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Junior Droid
    willmiii's Avatar
    Member #
    234459
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    29
    Liked
    2 times
    Phone
    DROID RAZR
    #2
    Settings>display>uncheck auto rotate screen. It will keep it locked in portrait mode. Hope this helps.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
  4. Junior Droid
    mrbofus's Avatar
    Member #
    237209
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    23
    Phone
    Motorola DROID RAZR
    #3
    Thanks for that info. Is there a faster way to lock the orientation? I was hoping that since we had toggle widgets for other functions, there would be a way to lock the orientation without having to tap the screen 4-5 times.
  5. Rescue Squad
    Sydman's Avatar
    Member #
    90551
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Austin, Tx
    Posts
    3,406
    Liked
    698 times
    Phone
    Nexus 5
    Premium Member
    #4
    If you download Beautiful Widgets from the Market they have a toggle you can add to the home screen to stop screen rotation with just one push of the button.
  6. Junior Droid
    willmiii's Avatar
    Member #
    234459
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    29
    Liked
    2 times
    Phone
    DROID RAZR
    #5
    Try an app like AutoRotate Switch from the market. Might be what your looking for.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
  7. Junior Droid
    mrbofus's Avatar
    Member #
    237209
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    23
    Phone
    Motorola DROID RAZR
    #6
    Thank you all for the suggestions! I guess there isn't a native way to do that. I will check out those apps.
  8. Master Droid
    Deron's Avatar
    Member #
    232180
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    289
    Liked
    41 times
    Phone
    Droid Razr
    #7
    "Dazzle " is a free app in the android market that has a bunch of toggle widgets. One is for locking screen orientation.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
  9. Senior Droid
    gling's Avatar
    Member #
    82315
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    So. Cal.
    Posts
    149
    Liked
    17 times
    Phone
    Rooted GS4
    #8
    Long press home screen, shortcuts, settings, display. Probably not exactly what your looking for but gives you one tap to where you can change the screen orientation.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
  10. Junior Droid
    mrbofus's Avatar
    Member #
    237209
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    23
    Phone
    Motorola DROID RAZR
    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by gling View Post
    Long press home screen, shortcuts, settings, display. Probably not exactly what your looking for but gives you one tap to where you can change the screen orientation.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
    Perhaps I'm not understanding you correctly, but how does that give me one tap to change the screen orientation? By my count, that's at least 4 taps; 1 tap to get into settings, 1 tap on "Display", then 1 tap to turn off (or back on) "Auto-rotate screen", and then 1 tap to get back into whatever app I was in or want to go into. Actually, it'd be more than 1 tap to get back into the app, but that's besides the point.
  11. Super Moderator
    FoxKat's Avatar
    Member #
    54290
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    8,588
    Liked
    2291 times
    Phone
    DROID MAXX XT1080!
    Premium Member
    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by mrbofus View Post
    Perhaps I'm not understanding you correctly, but how does that give me one tap to change the screen orientation? By my count, that's at least 4 taps; 1 tap to get into settings, 1 tap on "Display", then 1 tap to turn off (or back on) "Auto-rotate screen", and then 1 tap to get back into whatever app I was in or want to go into. Actually, it'd be more than 1 tap to get back into the app, but that's besides the point.
    He'd given you the steps necessary to add a shortcut on your home screen to the menu selection. Once on your screen, you'll have a one-press option.

    Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums

    "Professor FoxKat"
    "Saving DROID Razr's, one battery at a time. :-)" - (credit SallyC)
    Avatar is Maxwell Smart, AKA Agent 86, from "Get Smart" (with his signature "Shoe Phone"), a SitCom TV series by Mel Brooks & Buck Henry, based on the spy thriller series, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.".
    "Guidelines of Conduct" for DroidForums.net
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-25-2011, 09:55 PM
  2. Orientation Lock/Unlock Released on the Market
    By neubanks89 in forum Android Applications
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-02-2011, 11:26 AM
  3. Orientation
    By devinhfox in forum Droid 2 Tech Issues
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-18-2010, 01:44 PM
  4. An app to lock orientation to certain apps??????
    By qman66 in forum Droid X General Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-21-2010, 07:25 PM
  5. How to lock orientation?
    By NADA918 in forum Droid X General Discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-01-2010, 05:50 PM

Search tags for this page

android rotation lock

,
droid razr orientation lock
,
galaxy s3 lock orientation
,
how lock screen orientation note 3
,

how to lock orientation on droid razr

,
how to lock screen orientation on galaxy nexus
,
orientation lock droid bionic
,

orientation lock droid razr

,
orientation lock on galaxy s3
,
rotation lock droid razr
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+