1. Seeker4's Avatar
    I am running the Kindle App on my Galaxy S5. Suddenly, today, books can be read only in landscape mode and will not rotate back to portrait. The app itself (screen showing available books) rotates fine, as does everything else. It's just that reading a book is locked in landscape mode.

    Not sure what happened, but it was working fine the last time I tried it. I've been looking for an "unlock" item for reading in the app, but cannot find one.

    Any suggestions on how I get auto-rotate (or even manual rotate) back for reading a book?

    Thanks!
    Phillip Castaneda likes this.
    05-06-2015 05:44 PM
  2. Seeker4's Avatar
    Finally found the answer. I kept rotating and tapping in the lower right corner. After a half dozen times, the lock icon appeared and tapping it to unlock solved the problem.

    I'm guessing I was tapping on the Galaxy's back button and slipped off and hit the lock icon one time.
    05-06-2015 06:37 PM
  3. Alexandra Boehm's Avatar
    Hi,

    I got the same problem, could you please explain how exactly you found the lock button?

    Thx
    06-03-2015 04:32 AM
  4. phfoneman's Avatar
    Thank you for posting this information. I had the same problem with my Mother's Samsung tablet and was looking for a lock in the "upper" left corner. You are the only kind person that I found willing to share this information about the "lock" in the bottom "right" corner. I would have never found this without your help!!! Thank you very much!!!!! John
    01-25-2016 03:53 PM
  5. Bocasthunder's Avatar
    Thank you, that fixed my problem.

    These clean interfaces with buried features under meaningless icons are bad enough, but tapping on random parts of the screen? Who thinks of this stuff?
    01-30-2016 04:28 AM
  6. Tobias Lundin's Avatar
    Thanks for the tips!

    I was also forced to disable "word Wise" before even getting close to hitting the spot of the lock icon as that feature share exactly that space when enabled...
    05-31-2016 04:23 PM
  7. Jennifer Renfrew's Avatar
    One tap on the lower left corner of the Kindle landscape screen brings up the lock button. Who would ever guess!
    06-26-2016 04:15 PM
  8. Yaroslav Stekhov's Avatar
    Tap on lower left corner doesn't work, it's page back. Orientation of screen is locked by default, apparently
    07-01-2016 10:52 AM
  9. jbkay's Avatar
    how did you get rid of the "word wise" ...it covers up what is supposed to be the lock/unlock button (grrrr)
    09-03-2016 02:27 PM
  10. Mr_Nil's Avatar
    Not sure what happened, but it was working fine the last time I tried it. I've been looking for an "unlock" item for reading in the app, but cannot find one.

    Any suggestions on how I get auto-rotate (or even manual rotate) back for reading a book?
    Right so... Took a while to spot it, but....

    Rotate your phone counter clockwise and the lock icon will appear. You can then tap it to lock or unlock rotation.
    09-16-2016 02:39 PM
  11. Jkthomas77's Avatar
    Finally found the answer. I kept rotating and tapping in the lower right corner. After a half dozen times, the lock icon appeared and tapping it to unlock solved the problem.

    I'm guessing I was tapping on the Galaxy's back button and slipped off and hit the lock icon one time.
    Bless you, this was driving me crazy until I Googled it and saw your post.
    01-03-2017 11:40 AM
  12. Bernadette Smith's Avatar
    Finally found the answer. I kept rotating and tapping in the lower right corner. After a half dozen times, the lock icon appeared and tapping it to unlock solved the problem.

    I'm guessing I was tapping on the Galaxy's back button and slipped off and hit the lock icon one time.
    Thank you so much, I remember touching the lock symbol and have been frustrated for days and thus fixed it in seconds. 😀
    01-06-2017 06:06 PM
  13. CatCull's Avatar
    Thank you so much for sharing this information. I have been at my wits end.
    01-12-2017 05:13 PM
  14. RonaldDettloff's Avatar
    Thanks, about the lock button.
    02-28-2017 06:38 PM
  15. jkmail's Avatar
    Success on my latest attempt. While in a book I turned the device counter clockwise to portrait mode and was able to get the lock icon to appear on the top right after I tapped there


    Why do some things have to be so damned hard..

    John
    11-02-2017 10:24 PM
  16. Mike Thomas11's Avatar
    Thanks , must have hit that walking to another room. I wondered what it was for
    Mike
    12-10-2017 12:34 PM
  17. Phillip Castaneda's Avatar
    Thanks for discussion. Hi have an LG V20 and found the lock icon bottom right after I tapped. Thanks!
    01-25-2018 04:47 PM
  18. 0610's Avatar
    thank you so much.
    03-20-2018 06:41 PM
  19. FanakapanAnnie's Avatar
    Thanks Seeker4. Tapped down at the bottom right hand corner, and sure enough a padlock turned up. Rotation works again. Its amazing how the tiniest little things can frustrate
    05-21-2018 02:04 PM
  20. Liteskingirl's Avatar
    Thank you! I was about to lose it trying to figure out what I did to cause this. ;-)
    ManyBooksNoTime likes this.
    08-29-2018 09:21 PM
  21. ManyBooksNoTime's Avatar
    If wordwise is active it covers lock (poor design bug) so you must disable wordwise from menu in upper right then uncheck boxes to turn wordwise off, then poke lower right until lock appears. Holy cow! Ive played hidden clue games that were easier to figure out! Bad bad programmers/designers!
    09-13-2018 02:26 AM

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