This post shows students and new users the steps to enable or disable screen rotation lock when using Windows 11. If your device is a convertible PC or tablet with Windows 11 installed, your PC will automatically rotate like your phone intelligent.

Windows 11 allows you to lock screen rotation in place so that it does not automatically rotate when its physical orientation is changed. If this feature is disabled and you want Windows to rotate automatically, the steps below will show you how to enable it as well.

This feature is only available on devices with a built-in accelerometer. Windows uses this hardware component to determine the current physical orientation of the screen.

Here’s how to turn on, lock rotation in place, or turn off so that the screen can rotate when the physical orientation is changed.

To start enabling or disabling rotation lock in Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to activate screen rotation lock in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows automatically rotates the screen on convertible PCs or tabletop devices, similar to a mobile phone.

If you don’t want Windows to rotate automatically, lock screen rotation instead. The steps below show you how.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for most of its settings. From system settings to creating new users and updating Windows, everything can be done from your System settings crystal.

To access the System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click Start ==> Settings as shown in the following picture:

windows 11 startup settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and find Settings. Then select to open it.

The Windows settings panel should look similar to the image below. In Windows settings, click System, then select the Monitor tile on the right panel of the screen shown in the image below.

windows 11 screen

About him Monitor configuration panel, below Scale and layout, location the Rotation lock tile, then move the button to the Upon position to lock the rotation in place. When enabled or on, the screen will not rotate with a physical orientation change.

windows 11 rotation lock on

If the device is in portable mode, the Rotation lock The rotation lock tile and toggle in the Settings app may be grayed out. If your device has a removable screen, the rotation lock will appear dimmed while the screen is connected to the keyboard.

When the device is back in tablet mode, you may be able to change the rotation settings as shown above.

How to disable rotation lock on window 11

If you change your mind about locking screen rotation automatically, you can simply do it so that the screen can rotate again.

To do that, reverse the steps above by going to the Start Menu ==> Windows Settings ==> Display and move the rotation lock button to the off position.

You should do that!


In this tutorial we have seen how to enable or disable rotation lock in Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, use the comment form below.

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