How to Fix Auto Rotation Not Working in Windows 10 - Windows Basics


Sunday, October 21, 2018

How to Fix Auto Rotation Not Working in Windows 10

On tablets and convertible devices, Windows 10 can control their motion sensor to rotate the desktop to landscape or portrait mode automatically depending on the orientation of the screen.
However, sometimes auto-rotation in desktop or tablet mode may stop working for no apparent reason, or the "Rotation lock" option may appear grayed out making it impossible for Windows 10 to turn the screen to the correct orientation automatically.
If auto-rotation isn't working after covering your troubleshooting basics, such as checking for updates and restarting your device, there are a number of steps you can follow to fix this issue.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you solutions you can try to get screen rotation working again on your tablet or convertible.
How to fix screen auto-rotation problems on Windows 10
Solution 1.Turn Rotation Lock Off
  • If you are using the system in laptop mode, convert your PC from Laptop mode to Tablet mode.
  • Next, open Action Center in the Taskbar and toggle the Rotation lock to Off position.
You can also Turn off the Lock rotation in Settings as follows. Open Action Center and click on Tablet mode. This will convert your PC into laptop mode to Tablet mode.
Next, go to Settings in Start Menu and click on Systems and tap on Display. Here, turn off the Auto Rotation lock and close.
Solution 2.Update the drivers
Update your device drivers and see. To do so, open Control Panel, click on Device Manager and search for Sensor I/O devices.
Right-click on the sensor devices and hit Update driver from the menu. In the wizard which opens, choose “Search automatically for updated driver software”.
Once the driver is installed, reboot the device and see if it has helped.
Solution 3.Fixing screen auto-rotation grayed out
1.Pressing Windows Key +R. Type regedit and click on Ok.
2.Now navigate to the following path:
3.Double-click the Enable DWORD and make sure the value is set to 1. Click Ok
4.Double-click the LastOrientation DWORD and make sure the value is set to 0.Click OK.
5.Double-click the SensorPresent DWORD and make sure the value is set to 1.Click OK.
6.Double-click the SlateEnable DWORD and make sure the value is set to 1.Click OK.
Once you've completed the steps, restart your device to see if auto-rotation works again.

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