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Automatic screen rotation not working

I've had a Nexus 7 Gen 2 for a couple years now, and recently, the screen has stopped rotating in response to device orientation. Restarting the device used to fix the issue temporarily, but now even that doesn't always work. This also affects tilt functions in various games.

Check My Android reads 0 on the tilt sensors when the device gets stuck. I use Rotation to manually shift the screen, but this problem occurs with or without the app installed.

Any suggestions as to what might be wrong and how to fix it?

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Fixed! Thank you!

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I have a problem with my Nexus photo editing..won't work & screen goes darker..who could I call? Thanks

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I had this problem caused by a conflict with Spotify app. Uninstalling and reinstalling Spotify cured it

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SOLVED! I had this problem,

- Turned the screen rotation off from pull down top menu

- Powered phone off

- Rebooted phone

- Turned Screen Rotation back on from pull down top menu

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Worked like a charm!

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This may help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLCAeBe2...

Good luck

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Thanks! I'd tried this before, but this time I used a few pieces of sticky tack to keep the ribbon in place. The fix actually held this time!

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Nexus 9 Tablet Auto Rotation Fix

Try the following link: it works!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbGi0yoh...

Details:

Check first that "Auto-rotate" is turned "on", and does NOT work. Then:

1. Go the apps screen

2. Open up: Google

3. Got settings: top left three bars, the "settings"

4. Select Now Cards

5. Under Show Cards: De-select (turn off "Show Cards")

6. Turn off Nexus 7, and Restart.

7. Make sure "Auto-rotate" is turned on.

8. Auto-rotation will work again! (on most Nexus 7 tablets?, if it still does not work, "uninstall" Google Now all

together, and reboot. If you re-install Google Now later, and set it up, and reboot,"Auto-rotate will still work)

9. No need to tinker with the hardware, and open the tablet!

10. Spread the word.

Technical details:

When Autorotate does not work:

All my tablets are running Android version 6.0.1.

Kernel build: 3.4.0-g09a22c6

android-build@wpdv14.hot.corp.google.com #1

Wed Apr 20 00:06:25 UTC 2016

Build Number: MOB30M

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This worked for me -- Thanks!!

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This just worked for my Nexus 10. I had to turn off my Google feed altogether.

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I have Nexus 7 and bad the same problem, I installera "check my android" and verifiera that is was a hardware kanske. I was not able to open it up like in the the video to fix the Contact, but instead this:

1) Watched this video to get än idea where the contact is located.

2) Pressed very hard on the backside just above the contact.

3) Rebooted the Nexus 7.

Now the automatic rotation worked again :-)

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Nexus 9 Tablet Auto Rotation Fix

Try the following link: it works!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbGi0yoh...

Details:

Check first that "Auto-rotate" is turned "on", and does NOT work. Then:

1. Go the apps screen

2. Open up: Google

3. Got settings: top left three bars, the "settings"

4. Select Now Cards

5. Under Show Cards: De-select (turn off "Show Cards")

6. Turn off Nexus 7, and Restart.

7. Make sure "Auto-rotate" is turned on.

8. Auto-rotation will work again! (on most Nexus 7 tablets?, if it still does not work, "uninstall" Google Now all

together, and reboot. If you re-install Google Now later, and set it up, and reboot,"Auto-rotate will still work)

9. No need to tinker with the hardware, and open the tablet!

10. Spread the word.

Technical details:

When Autorotate does not work:

All my tablets are running Android version 6.0.1.

Kernel build: 3.4.0-g09a22c6

android-build@wpdv14.hot.corp.google.com #1

Wed Apr 20 00:06:25 UTC 2016

Build Number: MOB30M

1. Download and install: Check My Android.

2. Open the App

3. Select: "Sensor"

4, You will see that the following sensors are disabled, or do not work:

1. MPL Accelerometer

5. MPL Gyroscope

7. MPL Gyroscope

5. Turn off the "Now" cards in Google, as above

6. "Auto-rotate will work again.

7. Sensors 1, 5, and 7. will work again.

8. Interesting note:

If you turn on the "Now" cards again, in Google. Power down the tablet and resart. The "Auto-rotate" keeps on

working (ONLY ON SOME NEXUS 7 TABLETS (I have 5 of them, some work, some not)), and all sensors show OK? For now at

least!!! No idea why??

To play it safe, just turn of the "Now" cards, (or uninstall Google Now), and reboot!!

Peter

20 June 2016

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Autorotation suddenly stopped today on my Nexus 7 and this fixed it - Thanks

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I went to the menu as directed above and my screen does not show a menu item, 4. Select Now Cards

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Worked perfectly for my Nexus running Marshmallow. Thank u so much.

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This worked for me. Thanks

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Disabling Google feed also worked for me (Nexus 7 2nd generation). That's weird though!m

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I was able to resolve this by simply squeezing the screen and back plate together with my fingers.

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Tried this AFTER uninstalling multiple apps, including Google Now.... Only to find out THIS REALLY WORKS...! Thanks for the suggestion...

1) shut down Nexus 7 all the way

2) removed from it's leather case

3) placed it face down on a cushioned, flat surface

4) pressed down, with pretty good amount of pressure, across every square inch of the tablet - 2 or 3 times for good measure..

5) voila..!!

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Ruben, thank you very much. It really works. I didn't need to deactivate anything and auto rotate is working now.

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Work for me thx alot

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Worked for me!

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Wow .... Back press trick fixed autorotation AND not booting without charger plugged in. A bonus !!!! Thanks !!!!

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amazing ! it worked for me as well by just pressing the back. thanks

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