If you’ve bought a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, you may be asking why doesn’t my Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge screen rotate? Don’t worry, below are instructions on how to fix this problem with the accelerometer not working.
There could be a few different reasons why your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge screen rotate doesn’t work and possibly even getting stuck in the vertical mode on your smartphone. It’s possible to fix these issues with a couple different solutions that won’t take long to complete.
Some users have even said that their smartphone has a screen rotate problem and that the main camera shows all things upside down (ie, inverted). After reading the solutions below and your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge is still having problems, then it’s possible that it’s a software issue and you’ll need to update the software on your smartphone.
Why Doesn’t My Galaxy S7 Or Galaxy S7 Edge Screen Rotate
A great way to see if your smartphone’s gyroscope is working or not is by completing self-test. By doing this, you can see what the actual problem is behind your Galaxy S7 Edge or Galaxy S7 screen won’t rotate. All you need to do is enter the following keys “*#0*#” (make sure not to type in the quotation marks) on your Galaxy S7 Edge or Galaxy S7 key pad. After you type in the code, your phone will go into service mode screen. Then select on the “sensors” and complete self test.
Sometimes cell phone companies disabled this feature from your smartphone. If this is the case, the next option is to reset your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge. You can learn how to reset Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge back to option to factory default settings. You can learn how to factory reset the Galaxy S7 Edge or Galaxy S7 by reading this guide. It’s suggested that you also contact your wireless provider to see if they know how to fix the current problem.
Some have also said of another way to fix the screen rotate problem on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge by hitting the smartphone with the back of your hand to give the phone a quick shake. We don’t suggest this, but only as a worst case method to trying to solve your problem.
Hard Rest Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge
We should mention again that the best chance to solve the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge screen wont rotate problem is to complete a hard reset. You should know that before you complete a Galaxy S7 Edge or Galaxy S7 hard reset, you should back everything up so you don’t lose things like data, apps, and settings. The best method to back up data your smartphone is by going to Settings > Backup & reset. You can learn how to perform a hard reset on the Galaxy S7 Edge with this guide, here.