1. InitialKev's Avatar
    I've had the S5 mini for about a month and recently notice the screen doesn't rotate. I DO have the "screen rotation" toggled ON. I can get the screen to rotate after I restart the phone but after awhile it gets stuck again. Also when the screen won't rotate, it also won't make calls when I hold the phone to my ear so I'm guessing it has something to do with the accelerometer.

    Does anyone else have this problem?
    04-29-2015 04:30 PM
  2. mevans05's Avatar
    YES, and i'm just about done with my phone. Verizon and Samsung support was useless. After a hard reset all they have said is it's a "software issue" and i should get a new phone. Fed up with this BS. i have 2 small kids and all my videos and photos are vertical. Pissed off!
    04-30-2015 03:51 PM
  3. InitialKev's Avatar
    Only one other person have this problem? I bought the phone from Amazon. How likely is it that they can exchange one for me?
    05-20-2015 03:00 PM
  4. lbandrew's Avatar
    No, I've had it too, and a whole lot more with this phone. I'm afraid it is a piece of junk.
    07-28-2015 11:17 PM
  5. InitialKev's Avatar
    I spoke with Samsung technical support. The guy had me boot the phone in safe mode which disables all my downloaded apps. I kept it in safe mode for about a day and a half and it does not freeze the screen in vertical. The guy said the problem is caused by my apps so I uninstalled all of them then reinstalled them one by one to see which was causing the problem. I gave it a good amount of time between each install to see if it causes the problem. I thought I had it figured out which app was causing it but the problem persisted. Then I did a factory reset and all seemed well for a day and a half but the problem came back.

    I was hoping that the recent update (yesterday) was going to fix this issue but it did not.
    08-12-2015 09:27 PM
  6. InitialKev's Avatar
    Unfortunately Safe Mode IS susceptible to the problem as well...
    08-13-2015 06:59 PM
  7. InitialKev's Avatar
    I did a little bit more searching and it turns out this problem has been around since the S3. Some people have "fixed" the issue by smacking the phone against something or dropping it to "shock" the sensor I guess. Not sure if this is a permanent fix to stop it from happening or to get it to work again when it freezes.
    10-04-2015 09:40 PM
  8. KingSRB's Avatar
    I have samsung galaxy s4 mini duos an dont hawe any screen rotation problem im running on 4.2 O.S
    10-05-2015 02:15 AM
  9. Jay Sacks's Avatar
    Have you tried a third party rotation app like "ultimate rotation"? I have been using for years since samsung phones would not go into landscape on the homescreen.

    Sent from my LG-V500 using Tapatalk
    10-05-2015 02:49 AM
  10. InitialKev's Avatar
    I smacked my phone and it seems to have cured the problem. I don't want to jinx it but it's been about 2 days and it hasn't happened again. Lets hope it stays that way.
    10-07-2015 12:27 AM
  11. InitialKev's Avatar
    Problem came back after a little over a week...
    10-13-2015 11:57 PM

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