Despite the generosity of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus screens, there may be many instances when you would want to rotate the image for a wider view. This, of course, isn’t possible if the gyro stopped working, so your smartphone won’t rotate. The issue has actually been reported by many users who were extremely frustrated that they can’t even rotate the screen from vertical to horizontal when browsing the internet.
Another problem somewhat connected to a malfunctioning gyro would make the default camera app to show everything inverted, the buttons of the Galaxy S8 included! That must be a very upsetting and hard to watch image… In this article, we’re going to share with you several things that you should try to fix Galaxy S8 won’t rotate problem and gyro stopped working problem:
- First, make sure that the gyroscope and the accelerometer are functioning at their best. Access the Dialer window, type the characters *#0*# and you should be able to access the Service Mode screen. Once in there, tap on Sensors and test the gyro and the accelerometer by yourself.
- In case you cannot access the Service Mode screen – your wireless carrier might as well have disabled that option, you can try to check with your service provider. If other users have been encountering this problem as well, the provider might already have a solution in place that it can recommend you.
- Alternatively, you can reset your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus to its factory default settings. If you’re not sure how to do that or if there are any differences between an S8 and an S8+ Plus, read this guide and everything should clear out.
- A surprisingly unconventional solution that some of our readers swear by is to gently hit the phone with the back of your hand, hoping that the gyro will “turn around” and start working as it’s supposed to. Needless to say, we absolutely do not recommend you to start hitting your smartphone if it won’t rotate. So, if you’re doing it, you’re doing it at your own risk.
- A safer option would actually be to update the operating system. If you’re not running the latest OS available for your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, you might as well be dealing with a software bug. Initiate a system update search, install whatever OS version you are suggested, and your problem should be finally solved.
- Last but not least, you have a hard reset that you can perform, being fully aware that it will mean removing all the settings, apps, and data stored on your device. Of course, you can back up everything in advance by accessing the Settings menu and going to Backup & Reset section. And if you don’t know exactly what steps to follow, this Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus will be extremely helpful.
Let us know in the comments below what worked best for this problem of yours!