Why has my Android OS reversed and flipped upside down?

Jessica Rabbid

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Android OS reversed and flipped upside down

I have a Nexus 5. It just did an update to android 5.0. This morning I looked at my phone and it flipped and reversed. I did a factory reset to no avail. I am ready to throw this phone out the window.
 

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Re: Android OS reversed and flipped upside down

I'm not sure about the upside down part, but there is a developer option which will flip right-to-left (it's great for messing with your buddies or coworkers!). Maybe you accidentally enabled it?

Settings -> Developer Options -> Force RTL Layout direction.
 

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Re: Android OS reversed and flipped upside down

I'm not sure about the upside down part, but there is a developer option which will flip right-to-left (it's great for messing with your buddies or coworkers!). Maybe you accidentally enabled it?

Settings -> Developer Options -> Force RTL Layout direction.

I tried that option in order to bring the application's main button to the bottom left corner. (I'm a leftie.) I just couldn't stand it! Everything was flipped from left to right, including the entries in the notification bar and buttons on the navbar. That was way too much..
 

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Re: Android OS reversed and flipped upside down

OK sorry about the earlier reply. Try turning auto rotate off from settings ( also in drop down menu )

Hold the phone right side up. Report back if it works.

My guess is you locked the orientation of the phone to portrait when it was upside down.

- Nexus 7 (2013) on Stock Lollipop
 

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Re: Android OS reversed and flipped upside down

Newbie, the force rtl fixed my problem and I do recall tinkering with the settings so it was something that I did. It's all back to normal now thanks to you!
 
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Thank you SO much. I had to activate the developer options on my Galaxy S7 in order to restore my calendar entries from my S5. I must have somehow hit that setting while in there. I couldn't imagine having to use my phone that way! Ack. Thanks again
 

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