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How to turn off Auto-rotate Screen on an Android 4.2 Tablet

Description: When Auto-rotate Screen is turned off when the tablet is turned sideways the layout on the screen will not automatically switch between portrait and landscape. This article will show you how to turn the auto-rotate feature off or on.

  1. Swipe from the top right hand corner downwards shown by the arrow in the picture below to get a shortcut menu.
    Android Home Screen, Swipe Down
    Android Shortcut Menu
  2. Touch Auto Rotate.
    Android Shortcuts, Auto Rotate
  3. Now the icon will say Rotation Locked. Repeat the steps to turn Auto Rotate back on.
    Android Shortcuts, Rotation Locked