Rotation Locker

Rotation Locker


Bothered by having your phone flip to portrait or landscape while laying down? Too lazy to look around Android settings to enable/disable autorotate? This app is the solution.

This is a very simple free app that allows you to do the following:

- Lock your screen's rotation in Landscape, Portrait or Auto. When you launch the app, you're faced with these three options.

- Includes a Tasker/Locale plugin so you can automate the rotation switch based on different profiles.

- Ability to launch the app from any window in Android by long pressing on the search key. (Only for devices that have a physical search button).

- Long press on any orientation profile to activate a persistent background service. (This is useful if your phone seems to exit the locked orientation all of a sudden due to low memory resources).

- A widget is provided so you can lock into whatever your current orientation is. (Useful for reverse landscape for example).


I've searched the Market for an app that will lock my screen's autorotate to landscape and found only one paid app that runs a service continuously in the background (regardless of chosen screen orientation) so I wrote this up. It's free and the background service is optional.

It should work on any device sporting Android 2.1 (Froyo) and higher.





keywords: screen control autorotate landscape portrait rotate rotation orientation

Recent changes:
v1.4.2
+ Expose to Google TV

v1.4
+Added a footer note to the menu

v1.3
+Added a widget to lock into whatever your orientation happens to be at the time of click. This is useful for reverse landscape for example.

v1.2.2
+Short click on portrait/auto will behave like default android portrait/auto. If you want to enforce "auto" long press on it (that way, even the apps that don't go into landscape will).
+Added ability to run a persistent background service for both Portrait and Auto modes.
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About Rotation Locker
Bothered by having your phone flip to portrait or landscape while laying down? Too lazy to look around Android settings to enable/disable autorotate? This app is the solution.

This is a very simple free app that allows you to do the following:

- Lock your screen's rotation in Landscape, Portrait or Auto. When you launch the app, you're faced with these three options.

- Includes a Tasker/Locale plugin so you can automate the rotation switch based on different profiles.

- Ability to launch the app from any window in Android by long pressing on the search key. (Only for devices that have a physical search button).

- Long press on any orientation profile to activate a persistent background service. (This is useful if your phone seems to exit the locked orientation all of a sudden due to low memory resources).

- A widget is provided so you can lock into whatever your current orientation is. (Useful for reverse landscape for example).


I've searched the Market for an app that will lock my screen's autorotate to landscape and found only one paid app that runs a service continuously in the background (regardless of chosen screen orientation) so I wrote this up. It's free and the background service is optional.

It should work on any device sporting Android 2.1 (Froyo) and higher.





keywords: screen control autorotate landscape portrait rotate rotation orientation

Recent changes:
v1.4.2
+ Expose to Google TV

v1.4
+Added a footer note to the menu

v1.3
+Added a widget to lock into whatever your orientation happens to be at the time of click. This is useful for reverse landscape for example.

v1.2.2
+Short click on portrait/auto will behave like default android portrait/auto. If you want to enforce "auto" long press on it (that way, even the apps that don't go into landscape will).
+Added ability to run a persistent background service for both Portrait and Auto modes.
User reviews of Rotation Locker
Great App. I use it to force landscape on my logitech revue (google tv) so apps that try to force portrait will work such as airdroid and mint.com.
Mar 12, 2012
Locks my screen in landscape in both modes on my Archos IT 70 tablet. Please fix!
Mar 4, 2012
works for my device, very simple app
Jan 9, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
May 25, 2015
Almost exactly what I wanted. The dialog that opens is simple and quick to use...I was hoping for a one-tap wonder that would simply change from whatever is the present orientation to other, and lock it that way...but this is excellent and ad-free.
A Google User
May 25, 2015
Broken in 5.1.1 The options for landscape and portrait just lock the screen in whatever orientation my Nexis 7 is already in, but auto works.
A Google User
May 24, 2015
Broaden your horizon Make this app available for tablets also. I have this on my phone already and it works like a charm! In contrast, I have android x86 dual booted on my computer(recognized as a tablet) and I would like to be able to install this on there because when it rotates, it is very hard to reverse.
A Google User
May 22, 2015
Works on whatever android version nexus 5 is running It's simple and it works. Press to lock.
A Google User
May 18, 2015
Good apk
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