How To Fix Galaxy Note 8 Screen Rotation Problem

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users have been reporting screen rotation problems lately. The Galaxy Note 8 is often stuck in a particular screen mode or it simply refuses to rotate. This is a very annoying issue especially when you have to view some photos or watch some videos.Galaxy Note 8 Screen Rotation Problem

There is always a solution for every single problem and sometimes the solution lies within the problem. This is the kind of situation here with the Galaxy Note 8. First off, you don’t have to worry about anything at all. The screen rotation problem on the Galaxy Note is completely fixable. There are several solutions to fix this issue on your phone.

I have listed all the possible solutions that will most likely fix Galaxy Note 8 Screen Rotation Problem. You can follow the methods below. Apply these methods one by one to find out which one fixes Galaxy Note 8 Screen Rotation Problem for you.

How To Fix Galaxy Note 8 Screen Rotation Problem

1. Make sure that Auto rotate is turned on

  1. Pull down the notification panel on your Note 8.
  2. Check the Screen Rotation button, if it’s set to Portrait mode, change it to Auto rotate.
  3. Restart your phone now.
  4. Try rotating your phone. It should rotate.

2. Clear the Cache of your phone

  1. Power down your phone.
  2. Press and hold Volume Up + Bixby + Power button to turn on.
  3. Your phone will boot into recovery mode now.
  4. Use Volume Down to highlight “wipe cache partition” and press Power button to make a selection.
  5. Now wipe the cache.
  6. Reboot your phone.
  7. Check screen rotation now.

3. Find out if an application is controlling your display

If you have recently installed an application to customize the display of your phone or to add any other new element, it is very likely that the application has started controlling your phone’s display. Such an application will not let your phone’s features work easily. You have to find out that application and uninstall it. If you already have an idea about it, you can uninstall it. If you do not, here is how to find that application.

  1. Turn off your phone completely.
  2. Now turn on your phone, as soon as it shows the Samsung logo, press the Volume Down button.
  3. Keep the button pressed until the phone shows your home screen.
  4. Now your phone is in Safe Mode as you can see on the lower-left corner of the screen.
  5. Turn on screen rotation now and try rotating your phone.
  6. If your phone rotates now, it means the application was a culprit.
  7. Now reboot your phone manually and one by one uninstall your recently installed apps.

4. Install Rotation Control application to control the screen rotation manually

If the first three solutions do not work for you, you can get this application called Rotation Control. The sole purpose of this application is to force rotate your phone in the direction you’ve set it to. The application comes for free. Rotation Control can even rotate applications like Instagram as well. So, if you are looking for one such solution, you can grab it.

Rotation Control
Price: Free


Those were the most appropriate solutions to fix a Galaxy Note 8 that won’t rotate. I hope that your Note 8 is working fine now. If you have any other issues related to the Galaxy Note 8, you can drop them in the comments section below. I will try my best to help you out.

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