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    Samsung J7 home screen suddenly rotates to landscape. I have portrait mode only toggle switch on. Why?? And how do I fix it?? Thanks
    03-16-2019 01:25 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does it only rotate to landscape for certain apps? Some apps will force landscape because they don't work in portrait.
    03-16-2019 06:34 PM
  3. GFJen's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does it only rotate to landscape for certain apps? Some apps will force landscape because they don't work in portrait.
    I'm talking just about the home screen.
    03-17-2019 08:25 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are you using a 3rd party launcher, or the original Samsung launcher?
    03-17-2019 10:27 AM
  5. GFJen's Avatar
    Original
    03-20-2019 01:42 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That seems odd. Does it persist in Safe Mode? https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-30290
    03-20-2019 09:53 PM
  7. GFJen's Avatar
    I tried your suggestion and now my phone is stuck in "Downloading...Do not turn off target" I removed the battery and it didn't help.
    03-21-2019 09:19 AM
  8. GFJen's Avatar
    So I pressed enough buttons in some mysterious order and got it to reboot, after getting the dead android guy. Now the home screen portrait mode is working!! Go figure. Thanks
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    03-21-2019 09:31 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I tried your suggestion and now my phone is stuck in "Downloading...Do not turn off target" I removed the battery and it didn't help.
    Glad it's working! This screen you got to is probably because you were pressing Power and Vol Down at the same time, instead of separately.
    03-21-2019 10:12 AM
  10. GFJen's Avatar
    Update: it did it again. It seems it's not the actual home screen landscape mode. It's rotating but is not realigning so half of the screen is black. It did this after I was in my camera app (standard original app) in landscape, took a pic, opened it in the camera app and deleted it. Closed the app and went back to the home screen. So maybe there's a glitch somewhere with the camera app and portrait mode settings??
    03-23-2019 08:59 AM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Go back into Safe Mode. If the problem goes away, I'd still suspect some app you installed as the culprit. You'd have to uninstall apps one by one until the problem goes away.
    03-23-2019 11:59 AM

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