How to Turn On or Off Screen Auto Rotation in Windows 11?

Windows 11 automatically rotates the screen if your device includes a built-in accelerometer sensor. This feature can be found in mobiles, tablets, and convertible PCs or Tablets. Windows automatically rotates the screen when you change the device’s physical orientation.

However, if you don’t want to enable automatic screen rotation, you can stop this feature on a Windows 11 device using this growupwindows article.

How to Enable or Disable Auto Screen Rotation in Windows 11?

As mentioned above, Windows 11 automatically rotates the screen on a mobile and convertible PC or Tables devices if they feature an accelerometer sensor. However, if you don’t want this feature, you can stop this automatic screen rotation using these steps:-

Step 1. First, open Windows Settings.

To do that, use the Windows + I shortcut keys. Alternatively, right-click on the Start button and select Settings in the menu.

Step 2. Next, select the System category in the left sidebar of the Settings window.

Step 3. On the right-sidebar, scroll down a bit to find the “Scale & layout” section. Here, you will find a toggle switch “Rotation lock” between “Display resolution” and “Multiple displays.” Turn this toggle to the On or Off position to enable or disable this feature.

Please note that if your device is in laptop mode, the Rotation lock toggle in the Settings app will be grayed out. Also, if your device has a removable screen, the rotation lock will be grayed out while the screen is connected to a keyboard. When the machine returns to tablet mode, you can change the rotation settings for your system.

Quick Note: You can also turn on/off the “Rotation lock” toggle from the Quick Settings menu. For that, press Windows + A hotkey to open the Quick Settings menu and then click on the “Rotation lock” tile to enable to disable this feature.

Good luck.

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