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    Default Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    My S4 camera was working fine, picture quality isn't the greatest but I really don't know much about the settings so I'm sure that can be fixed. I very rarely use the camera in landscape or horizontally,
    (I personally like having full screen pictures) but if need be, I could turn my phone and the camera would auto rotate (I have never had my phone itself set to auto rotate). Now, out of nowhere, my camera is stuck in landscape mode and all my pics and videos are sideways! I have to manually rotate all pics and my videos won't even rotate at all! Can anyone help me get my camera back?

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    Default Re: My camera won't turn vertically!

    Are you sure you don't have the phone's orientation lock on? You said yourself that you don't have auto-rotate on...

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    Default Re: My camera won't turn vertically!

    I'm sorry, I'm new to this.. What do you mean the orientation? I didn't change anything in the settings at all. I never had auto rotate on but the camera itself always rotated when I turned it sideways to fit more in the shot. But the last time I used it that way, it stayed that way. It go back to vertical.

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    Default Re: My camera won't turn vertically!

    Quote Originally Posted by dfogel72 View Post
    I'm sorry, I'm new to this.. What do you mean the orientation? I didn't change anything in the settings at all. I never had auto rotate on but the camera itself always rotated when I turned it sideways to fit more in the shot. But the last time I used it that way, it stayed that way. It go back to vertical.

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    In the notification shade, or when you pull down from the top, there is a row of icons. Slide it to the left until you get to orientation lock and turn it off. Then go into your camera and try it out

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    Default Re: My camera won't turn vertically!

    There isn't anything there that says orientation lock.

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    Default Re: My camera won't turn vertically!

    Quote Originally Posted by dfogel72 View Post
    There isn't anything there that says orientation lock.

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    Your looking for an icon that looks like a padlock with two little arrows on it....

    sent from my Nexus 7 using tapatalk pro..
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    Default Re: My camera won't turn vertically!

    Quote Originally Posted by dfogel72 View Post
    There isn't anything there that says orientation lock.

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    It's called screen rotation, sorry

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    Oh OK.. I never used the screen rotation icon but the camera always rotated when I turned my phone anyway. Now, it just won't rotate back

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    I guess I'm just stuck with It

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    I have the same issue; each time I take a photo with my Samsung S4 phone camera, the end product is a horizontal image. I want to be able to take vertical photos. Whenever I turn the phone itself to vertical, and take what appears in the camera lens to be a vertical photo, it still ends up taking a horizontal photo. When I take just one, I can rotate the image, then save and send on email, it is not such a big deal. But taking several images, all shot in vertical position, and then having them all taken as horizontal, is a big pain. Changing the Auto-rotate function in settings makes no difference whatsoever to the camera rotation. Is there an app available to overcome this please?
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    This happened with my Note 3 and the only way I could fix it was to take out the battery, wait for the phone to cool down (it always seems to be very warm) then I reinserted the battery and turned it back on. Now the pictures are the way they should be and the camera is no longer stuck on landscape. I hope this works for you too.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    I have this same issue too, albeit my issue seems to be an overall phone rotation problem. When I first got the s4 it worked right... But a couple weeks ago I noticed the pictures in landscape even when taken vertical. The buttons on the screen do not rotate when turned.

    In addition Web pages, videos emails, text messages and so on do not rotate. The only phone rotation I get is if I open YouTube, full-screen video, and rotate then it works. Other than that it, nothing.

    I've been on the forums, tried all listed above, searched the darkest corners of the interwebs with no joy (or people not posting once their problem is fixed)

    dfogel72 do you also exhibit these malfunctions?

    Have you resolved your concern?

    I really dont want to send my phone back.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vealperm View Post
    I have this same issue too, albeit my issue seems to be an overall phone rotation problem. When I first got the s4 it worked right... But a couple weeks ago I noticed the pictures in landscape even when taken vertical. The buttons on the screen do not rotate when turned.

    In addition Web pages, videos emails, text messages and so on do not rotate. The only phone rotation I get is if I open YouTube, full-screen video, and rotate then it works. Other than that it, nothing.

    I've been on the forums, tried all listed above, searched the darkest corners of the interwebs with no joy (or people not posting once their problem is fixed)

    dfogel72 do you also exhibit these malfunctions?

    Have you resolved your concern?

    I really dont want to send my phone back.
    Hi

    I've started to have the same problem, and the solution I found that actually worked was to use picmonkey. It's really easy to use with no registrations etc. needed. (This is assuming your pictures are uploaded to your PC/laptop).

    Go to Photo editor | PicMonkey: Free Online Photo Editing. Select Edit and browse to your picture. In the 'Basic Edits' there's a function called 'Rotate.' Rotate it in the direction you want it, click Apply, then save it as the same file name, or as a new picture to your PC.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    I cleaned the cache of the camera by going to setting - application manager - swipe over to all apps - camera - clean cache and rebooted the phone and it was fine. I had this problem on Samsung galaxy s5
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    I had the same issue. I removed the battery and put it back again... It worked...
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    How do you clean the cache ?
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    Quote Originally Posted by Corrie Bennett View Post
    I cleaned the cache of the camera by going to setting - application manager - swipe over to all apps - camera - clean cache and rebooted the phone and it was fine. I had this problem on Samsung galaxy s5
    Worked for me on my Note 3
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    Im having the same issues with nothing auto rotating, in camera mode and texting too, the keyboard used to go horizontal, now nothing.... Won’t clearing the cache in camera app erase your pictures???
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    Won’t clearing the cache erase pictures???
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    no, clearing CACHE will not erase the pictures. It will possibly erase the THUMBNAIL pictures (the small preview pictures you see in the Gallery app) but those will restore themselves. Your pictures themselves will be fine.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    Thanks a lot. Had this problem in Note 3. Did put off and worked well. So much thankful to you.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    Quote Originally Posted by dfogel72 View Post
    My S4 camera was working fine, picture quality isn't the greatest but I really don't know much about the settings so I'm sure that can be fixed. I very rarely use the camera in landscape or horizontally,
    (I personally like having full screen pictures) but if need be, I could turn my phone and the camera would auto rotate (I have never had my phone itself set to auto rotate). Now, out of nowhere, my camera is stuck in landscape mode and all my pics and videos are sideways! I have to manually rotate all pics and my videos won't even rotate at all! Can anyone help me get my camera back?

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    Default Re: Galaxy Note II: My camera won't turn vertically!

    I have the exact same problem, camera will only open in landscape, and this started all of a sudden. It used to orient to the direction I was holding my phone/camera, now it's stuck in landscape mode. I have tried everything suggested: cleared cache, cleared data, removed battery, restarted phone, and I also uninstalled the 3rd party keyboard I was using (read that suggestion somewhere) and VOILA! this seemed to work. So I reinstalled a different third party keyboard (I hate Samsung keyboard) and this seemed to be OK. Then a day later, it started all over again. I'm about to switch to an Iphone because I'm so frustrated!!! Any other ideas?
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    Did your phone just go through a MASSIVE UPDATE?

    Mine DID & after the update, now my camera is sideways too . . . & I agree . . . NOTHING I am doing is changing it back.

    I'm wondering if this is an update glitch.

    I also HATE the Samsung keyboard & have a 3rd party . . . I sure do PRAY that is NOT the case .

    But as this seems to be an update thing at this point . . . PLEASE, someone help us to fix it, OK?

    Thanks so much
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    Lightbulb Re: Galaxy S4: My camera won't turn vertically!

    I have a Note 3, and what worked for me is to go into Settings, then search for Auto rotate screen checkbox. Turn that on (not sure why mine was off), and you should be good to go.
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