My Droid MAXX screen no longer auto rotates :(

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  1. Phillies

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    I just realized that my MAXX no longer has a auto rotating screen. I went into the display options and it's selected as an option but still doesn't work. Any thoughts on this? Thanks
     
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    did you reboot the handset?
     
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    I'd reboot if I knew how. I'm used to just doing battery pulls with my previous phones.
     
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    Hold the power button & volume down button for ten seconds to hard reset. Or press the power button & select power off & then you will manually power back on.

    ~it's not just a phone~
     
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    Well besides just powering down the device by pressing the power button and choosing power off, lets get you used to doing a "battery pull" w/ your MAXX. To do this press Volume DOWN and the Power Button simultaneously until the phone reboots. It's should take about 10 seconds to get your phone to reboot. As an FYI that key combination is hardware dependent so it will always work.

    So now you just learned to do a battery pull :)


    Good luck. Let me know if it fixed the "issue"
     
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    Thanks! It fixed the issue :)
     
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    Are the home screens suppose to rotate?
    Everything else rotates for me (settings menu, app drawer and pretty much any app) just the stock home doesn't ...
    Cant remember if it did before the update or not. (24hrs after i got phone i had update ).

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    I've lost auto screen rotation twice. Rebooting fixed it both times. No biggie.
     
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    Yep no auto rotation on the home screens. Only in apps or if you use a launcher.
     
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    My RAZR has never auto rotated any of the home screens. Everything else does, just not home screen. Bone stock. No launchers.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
    Oops just noticed Johnny k said same thing..its late..
     
  11. thaDroidz

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    Kinda weird. No biggie

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    I found this same issue on my RAZR Maxx, :blink: reboots seem to cure this problem till the next time it rears it ugly head. But for how GREAT this phone is, I can live with a daily reboot to keep it healthy. :D

    CK, :hail: Thanks for that simulated battery pull method, I had heard it existed, but didn't know exactly how it worked till you posted it.
    Thanks Bud !! Ya never know when that will really need to be used someday.

    I am still running naked & bone stock too.
    And Loving it !!! :icon_ lala:
     
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