We’ve recently got plenty of messages regarding the Samsung Galaxy A9, A8, A7, A6, A5, A4, A3 smartphones. Some users seem to have difficulties when it comes to using the screen rotation, otherwise an extremely useful feature. Thanks to the gyroscope and the accelerometer working together, your Samsung A9, A8, A7, A6, A5, A4, A3 should automatically determine the position you hold it in and adjust the orientation of the information displayed on the screen.
All that is, of course, the theory. In practice, not everyone gets to enjoy this flawless screen rotation mechanism. If you too are often looking at an Internet page stuck in the vertical position you must know what we mean… Other users, who try to launch the camera app and find the image to be completely upside down, the buttons inverted, can also identify a malfunction of the Screen Rotation.
From our extended experience, fixing the screen rotation can be simple or complicated. It all depends on the actual nature of the problem, as you might even get to deal with a software bug, in which case, a software update should clear things out. Until discussing the Galaxy A9, A8, A7, A6, A5, A4, A3 update, however, we can focus on other fixes as well.
Our first and major recommendation would be to perform a hard reset on Galaxy A9, A8, A7, A6, A5, A4, A3. You can take a few extra minutes to personally test the functioning of the device’s accelerometer or gyroscope. The self-test involves accessing a special service, which your wireless carrier might have disabled or not. Since you can only get the answer by trying to access the service, use the *#0*# code on your dial pad and see if you can access the service screen or not.
- If you can, you will see the Sensors menu that you have to select and initiate the self-test;
- If you can’t, you ‘ll just have to move on to restoring the device to its factory defaults, by using the specific instructions for Samsung Galaxy – read this guide.
Of course, it wouldn’t hurt to ask the service provider about it as well, in case there’s already a solution at hand that the provider tested with other customers.
If not, refrain from hitting your phone until the image resizes and gets displayed accordingly. This might be discussed on various online forums, but we don’t recommend you to jolt your smartphone while trying to fix it, this isn’t how things work with technology.
Prepare yourself instead to back up all the data, apps, and settings, so you won’t lose anything during the reset. You can go to the Backup & Reset menu from under the Settings section and handle the backup. Then, this guide from here will show you exactly what it takes to hard reset the device. Once you configure it from scratch, the screen rotation should be functional.