How do I manually flip my phone screen?

Answered by Tom Adger

To manually flip your phone screen, you can follow these steps:

1. Swipe down the screen: Start by swiping down from the top of your phone screen to access the Quick Settings panel. This is usually located at the top right or top left corner of the screen, depending on your device.

2. Tap on Auto Rotate or Screen Rotation: In the Quick Settings panel, you should see an option called Auto Rotate or Screen Rotation. This icon typically resembles a phone screen with arrows circling it. Tap on this icon to change your screen rotation settings.

3. Select your desired orientation: After tapping on Auto Rotate or Screen Rotation, a drop-down menu or a toggle switch will appear. From here, you can choose between different screen orientations such as Portrait, Landscape, or Auto Rotate.

– Portrait Mode: If you select Portrait mode, your screen will be locked in the vertical position, and it will not rotate when you tilt your phone horizontally. This can be useful when you want to prevent accidental screen rotation.

– Landscape Mode: On the other hand, if you choose Landscape mode, your screen will be fixed in the horizontal position. This is ideal for watching videos, playing games, or viewing content that is better suited for a wider screen.

– Auto Rotate: If you opt for Auto Rotate, your phone’s screen will automatically adjust its orientation based on how you hold the device. This means it will switch between Portrait and Landscape mode depending on the phone’s physical orientation.

4. Test the changes: Once you have selected your preferred screen rotation setting, you can test it out by rotating your phone. If you chose Portrait mode, your screen should remain locked in the vertical position. If you picked Landscape mode, it should stay in the horizontal position. And if you selected Auto Rotate, your screen will switch between the two orientations as you tilt your phone.

It’s worth noting that the location and appearance of the Auto Rotate or Screen Rotation option may vary slightly depending on your device’s make and model. However, the general process remains the same across most Android devices.

In summary, to manually flip your phone screen, access the Quick Settings panel, tap on Auto Rotate or Screen Rotation, and select your desired orientation (Portrait, Landscape, or Auto Rotate). This will allow you to adjust the screen rotation settings according to your preference.