1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

Samsung Galaxy tablet A Screen rotation

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Hank1111, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Hank1111

    Hank1111 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I just purchased this Samsung galaxy tablet A from Costco and I like it but this problem is driving me crazy.

    I like to have my tablet locked on landscape mode (the long way, left and right). Now, there are apps, like Instagram, that works best in portrait mode (the long way, up and down). I'm OK with this, I have no problem with that.

    My problem is, when I go back to the home screen, instead of the screen orientation going back to landscape mode, it stays in portrait mode. Not only that, it locks the screen in portrait mode. So, I have to unlock the orientation, let it auto-rotate, then lock it again. This is super frustrating because my 5-year old Galaxy Tab S knows to reset the screen orientation to whatever I had before. So, I'm not sure why this Galaxy Tab A automatically sets the orientation lock to the last used app.

    I tried searching the settings but didn't find anything that would address this. I'm hoping Samsung could address this in an update. But, in the meantime, are there any screen rotation apps I could use that would resolve my issues?

  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    try a launcher.....i really like nova as a launcher it has landscape and should do what you are looking for. never had any issues like you are having.
  3. Hank1111

    Hank1111 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Sorry I don't know what a launcher is.

Share This Page