This section takes you step-by-step through disabling the auto-rotate screen feature in Android 12, complete with pictures of the screen to help.
1. Tap the Settings icon to open the Settings app. Scroll down and tap Accessibility.
2. Scroll down to the Interaction controls section and tap System controls. On the next screen, tap Auto-rotate screen.
3. Tap the toggle switch for Use auto-rotate to turn it off.
4. On some devices, you can also use face detection to make the auto-rotate feature more accurate. The front-facing selfie camera will check your face, and work out whether your phone is being held vertically or horizontally. Tap the toggle switch for Enable face detection to turn this on.
5. While auto-rotate is turned off, Android will still prompt you to rotate the screen while you're holding the phone horizontally. Tap the Rotate icon that appears in the bottom-left corner to rotate the screen manually.
4. You can also turn auto-rotate on and off quickly from the Quick Settings menu. Swipe down once from the top of the screen to see your notifications, and once more to see the Quick Settings. Tap the auto-rotate button to turn it on or off.
Note: we have written these instructions for devices running the standard version of the Android operating system. You may find some minor presentation differences if the manufacturer has customised the theme.