Pixel And Pixel XL Auto Rotate Not Working

For those that own a Google Pixel or Pixel XL, you may want to know how to fix auto rotate not working on Pixel and Pixel XL. Some have suggested that this happens to their smartphone when the screen rotation is turned on, but not working correctly.

An example of this is when the Google Pixel and Pixel XL auto rotate not working, includes the Internet page and is stuck in the vertical and won’t go horizontal when the camera is moved.

Other issues that have been reported by Pixel and Pixel XL owners is that the default camera is showing everything upside down (ie, inverted) and all the Pixel and Pixel XL buttons are upside down. Below we’ll explain two ways that you can fix the Pixel and Pixel XL screen rotation problem, the first recommendation is to hard reset the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.


An effective method to check if the phone’s gyroscope or accelerometer is functioning by doing a self-test. This will help to see what the real issue is when the Google Pixel and Pixel XL screen won’t rotate. You can do this by pressing the code “*#0*#” (without the quotation marks) on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL dial pad. Once you are in the service mode screen, tap on “sensors” and do a self test.

If your wireless carrier disabled the option to access the service screen, then your only recourse here is to reset the phone to its factory defaults. To learn how to factory reset the Pixel and Pixel XL, read this guide. It’s also recommended to check this issue with your service provider first though as they may know by now that the problem exists and have some solution for you.

Another out-of-the-box tip from some that we don’t suggested doing is hitting the Google Pixel and Pixel XL with the back of your hand to give your phone a gentle jolt. If you want to take the risk, you may want to do that, just be careful

Again, the most recommended way to fix when the Google Pixel and Pixel XL screen wont rotate is to complete a hard reset. It’s important to note that doing a Pixel and Pixel XL hard reset, this process will remove and delete all data, apps, and settings. You should back up your Pixel and Pixel XL to prevent any data from being lost. The way to back up data on your Pixel and Pixel XL is by going to Settings > Backup & reset.


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