Where is screen rotation in Android 5.0 Lollipop?

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If you’re an Android user the chances are your mobile device will recently have been updated with the Google new mobile operating system: Android 5.0 Lollipop.

What is widely regarded as Android’s biggest and most comprehensive mobile update in years, the new platform boasts improved usability, a sleek new design and a host of new features.

Add to this the smart new way Lollipop handles notifications, as well as enhancements in both battery life and system performance, unsurprisingly feedback amongst the Android community seems to have been very positive.

But beyond all the fanfare of Lollipop it may seem like Google has forgotten one glaringly obvious function: screen rotation.

Try turning your device from portrait to landscape and you’ll see for yourself.

When using Kitkat this wouldn’t have been a problem and all you would have needed to do was access the Settings dropdown menu from the top of the display and activate screen rotation from there.

But finding screen rotation in Android 5.0 Lollipop isn’t so simple!

How to find screen rotation in Android 5.0 Lollipop?

In Lollipop screen rotation is hidden away in Settings>Accessibility, which perhaps isn’t exactly the first place you would think of looking.

Where is screen rotation in Android 5.0 Lollipop?

However, before you think this a mark against Lollipop, this is where Google’s latest Android update really comes into its own.

Once you’ve selected ‘Auto-rotate screen’, the screen rotation button which you would have been familiar with in Kitkat is then added to the Settings dropdown accessed from the top of your display, as shown below.

Where is screen rotation in Android 5.0 Lollipop?

This will also happen for other options in the menu, as Lollipop will start displaying them as and when they are used.

Anyway, use the tip above if you’re struggling to find screen rotation in Android 5.0 Lollipop.

 

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