We show you two ways you can access the automatic screen rotate setting on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 smartphone.
Option 1 – Quick Menu
- Swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the notification bar.
- Select “Auto rotate” to toggle the rotation setting. It will be green in color when rotation is turned on, gray when turned off.
Note: If you do not see “Auto rotate”, you may have to scroll left or select “Edit” (pencil icon) while the notification bar is open.
Option 2 – Settings
- From the Home screen, select “Apps” and select “Settings“.
- Select “Display and wallpaper“.
- Select “Screen rotation“
- Choose “Rotate screen content” or “Stay in portrait view” as desired.
Why don’t I have these options on my Note 5?
It appears some builds do not include the option to lock or unlock screen rotation. In this case, you may want to download and install the Ultimate Rotation Control app to control rotation on your device.
Onoriode Benjamin says
Mine, I can can’t find my auto rotate setting on my phone Infinix hot 6x, I saw it ones but couldn’t remember how I got there.
Janet Kasten says
I did not see auto rotate on the pull down screen but I did see the portrait icon. It was enabled so, when I tapped on that, it switched to and enabled auto rotate.
It is probably set on “portrait” mode.
Drop down top menu, and on the second line of options, if it says portrait, push it.
Wakumelo Lutangu says
The “Screen Mode” option is disabled on my Samsung Note 5. How do i enable it?
My rotation is off ,still phone phone screen rotates during a call .
how to fix ?
Susan Huang says
The Ultimate Rotation app works, but I hope there is no hidden charge. I installed on 5-10-2019.
Sir. my note 5 is auto rotating but my rotation is off. how i can fix this? please help.
nothing is working for me!! tried the apop ultimate rotation does not work ~ worked fine day before all stopped! do NOT care to reset my phone! as my last one stopped working.. I believe when they send replacement phones there are issues just to try to get you to buy another!
Mitch Bartlett says
Super. Thanks for the note. I wasn’t sure if that fix was a fluke that just worked for me once. I’m glad it worked out!
Thanks Mitch, Options 1 and 2 did not work when I tried them on my wife’s Galaxy Note 5, however, the Ultimate Rotation Control App worked. Thanks for solving this frustrating problem.
Marc Gray says
Thank you mate. Very useful, option 1 worked fine! Great site you have!
So how do you lock it in landscape mode
Thank you so much! The pull down drawer setting change worked! It wasn’t real obvious in the menu, but you saved my phone from flying at great speed into a brick wall… ? again, thank you!!!
Tried both ways…still won’the auto rotate?!
I recently did the software update, and now the portrait option does not work at all
I did the first step and found it under portrait. Clicked that and it went to auto rotate.
Thanks Donny I knew there was a simpler way because I found the answer nowhere in the article. When you click settings there is no “display and wallpaper”… On the Note 4 yes but not note 5. All they had to say was click on “portrait”.
Thanks Donnie, your great
Thanks Mitch and everyone who helped figure out what even my teenager mussed! Lol. Thought they knew everything! =)
thanks Donnie – PORTRAIT did it
Sad Walrus says
how do i permanentley labdscape it?
Thank you Mitch, because I have been trying to fix this all day… I know, user error…
L.B. Jameson says
Donny’s comment worked perfectly for me. I feel dumb for not figuring that out after accidentally hitting that button weeks ago. Thank you Donny!
Thanks Donny. Dead on right answer. Thanks.
thank you so much Donny Vaughter. I really appreciate it.
I found a way to restore the rotation functionality.
Install a rotation app from the google play store. Run it for a few minutes. After you run it, go back to the samsung app and you should see the original samsung rotation icon.
Uninstall the play store rotation app.
Donny Vaughter says
When you pull the screen down from the top. Look fit “Portrait” tap it and Auto Rotate will be turned on. I had to find this out on my own. Galaxy Note5 user
Juliet Katakanya says
Thanks for the messages presented to help us with galaxy note 5 auto rotation, but I have tried the first option, which I can only get, to slide the screen down and click on auto rotate when the bar turns green or gray, it didn’t work, and am so miserable plz help with another option, because the second one given, to go to apps then setting, then display and wallpaper, I don’t have display and wallpapers
Swiped down on the top of home screen
Tap the icon that says portrait and it will change to rotate (vice versa )