We’ll learn how to enable or disable Screen Auto Rotation in Windows 11 in this article. If your device is a convertible PC or tablet, Windows will rotate the screen automatically when the physical orientation changes, just like your smartphone.
You can also lock your screen rotation in place in Windows so that it does not rotate automatically. If the rotation on your table PC is locked, follow the steps below to unlock it so that Windows rotates the screen automatically.
Only devices with a built-in accelerometer can use this feature. This hardware component is used by Windows to determine the current physical orientation of the screen.
We’ll show you how to turn on, lock rotation in place, or turn off automatic screen rotation when the screen’s current physical position is changed in the sections below. Follow the steps below to start enabling or disabling rotation lock in Windows 11.
How to turn on screen rotation lock in Windows 11
As previously mentioned, Windows automatically rotates the screen on convertible PC or table devices, much like a smartphone.
Lock screen rotation in place if you don’t want Windows to rotate automatically. The steps below will show you how to do it.
The majority of Windows 11’s settings can be found in one place. Everything can be done from the System Settings pane, including system configurations, new user creation, and Windows updates.
Use the Windows key + I shortcut to get to System Settings, or click Start > Settings. Alternatively, you can use the taskbar’s search box to look for Settings. After that, choose to open it.
The image below shows how the Windows Settings pane should look. Click System in Windows Settings, then select the Display tile in the right pane of your screen, as shown below.
Locate the Rotation lock tile in the Display settings pane, under Scale & layout, and toggle the button to the On position to lock rotation in place. The screen will not rotate with a physical orientation change when enabled or turned On.
The Rotation lock tile and the Rotation lock toggle in the Settings app may appear grayed out if the device is in laptop mode. While the screen is connected to the keyboard, rotation lock will be grayed out if your device has a removable screen.
You may be able to change the rotation settings once the device is back in tablet mode, as shown above.
How to disable rotation lock in Window 11
If you change your mind about automatically locking the Screen Auto Rotation, you can simply do this to allow your screen to rotate again.
To do so, go to the Start menu > Windows Settings > Display and toggle the Rotation lock button to the Off position, as shown above.
The rotation lock settings can also be quickly accessed from the taskbar’s Quick Settings, as shown below.
To quickly enable or disable Rotation lock, use the keyboard shortcuts listed below. Toggle Rotation lock On or Off by pressing the Windows key + O.
We learned how to enable or disable rotation lock in Windows 11 in this article. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors or have anything to add.